Castilleja is a dynamic, diverse, and intentional educational community for students in grades 6-12 that believes in the power of women learning and women leading. Founded in 1907, Castilleja fulfills its mission to educate young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world.
The Science Department seeks innovative, inclusive educators to engage our students in a rigorous, explorative curriculum that promotes collaborative learning, scientific literacy, and curiosity. This is an exciting teaching opportunity for a teacher who is passionate about educating girls and preparing them to succeed in STEAM fields and elsewhere. As a Department, we strive to engender and extend an interest in science while simultaneously providing students with an understanding of fundamental scientific principles and modes of thinking, fostering both scientifically literate citizens and future scientists.
Castilleja is a collaborative learning and working environment where we actively support one another’s professional growth and seek interdisciplinary opportunities. As a sabbatical replacement, this teacher will report to the Science Department Head and work closely with other Science teachers and grade level colleagues. The teacher will teach two sections of Science 6 (Earth and Environmental Science) and two sections of Science 7 (Life Sciences).
Important commitments for the Middle School Science Teacher include:
• Building and sustaining authentic relationships based on mutual trust
• Supporting a classroom culture of collaboration and community
• Demonstrating a commitment to antiracist values and pedagogy
• Understanding adolescent realities with compassion
• Incorporating various modes of teaching and assessing
• Supporting community-wide programming beyond the Science classroom
• Displaying an unabashed love of learning
A minimum of three years prior teaching experience, preferably in the classroom
Experience working with adolescents
Proficiency with technology in and out of the classroom
Undergraduate degree in the Sciences