Windward School, a grade 7-12 college-preparatory, independent day school in vibrant West Los Angeles, seeks an experienced and innovative educator to join our Science Department. Windward faculty and administrative leaders continually seek best practices and educational partnerships to help our students and faculty pursue their passions, engage in cutting edge work, and lead meaningful lives.
Windward’s mission, as a college-preparatory school, is to challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work as a team to encourage its students to be responsible, caring, well-informed, ethical, prepared, and well-balanced young adults.
The Science Department is looking for a dynamic Biology Teacher to join our collaborative team. Our current opening is for a full time teacher (5 sections) in Upper School Biology with specific courses to be determined, and may also change from year to year based on the department’s needs and teachers’ strengths and interests.
In the Science Department, students and teachers work together to develop a growth mindset, and deepen skills and understandings in critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. Laboratory and inquiry-based courses support and challenge students to better understand their own learning processes and to acquire increasingly sophisticated strategies as learners.
A successful candidate will:
- Be cognizant of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in science education and be willing to apply it in the classroom and share with other teachers
- Participate actively in the life of the school
- Be open to professional growth and development
- Communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues
- Have a bachelor’s degree in Biology or a closely related field, advanced degree preferred
- Ideally have 3 – 5 years teaching experience
- Have excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
This is a great chance to be part of a dynamic, close-knit, independent school culture and community!
We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:
- Medical, dental, vision insurance
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days
- Retirement Plan, including up to 6% employer match
- School-paid Life and Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account Plans
- Annual $2,000 FlexCheck
- Annual $2,000 Lunch Allowance
- Access to Peak Performance Center to promote physical and mental health
- Wellness Initiatives
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Remission
- Funds for Professional Development
- Nurturing, supportive and inclusive community
- And much more!
For more information about Windward School, see our website: www.windwardschool.org.
If you are interested in finding out more information before applying, please contact the science department chair, Becky Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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