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About The Branson School
The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 345 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California. Branson is more than just a great school. It’s an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people.
We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. The faculty values collaboration, continual growth and improvement, reflection, and student centered teaching.
Branson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty an admirable esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.
Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.
Diversity Mission Statement
Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community. We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.
Branson is looking for a full time science teacher with the ability to teach two of three core disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). Branson’s science curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience in the scientific process and connecting classroom learning to the real world. The teachers of each core course collaborate closely, collectively planning each unit of study, individual lessons, and assessments. Science teachers form a strong team with all members of the department, inspiring our engaged and motivated students to become the leaders of the next generation. The teacher will also serve as an advisor to a group of students in a particular grade, as well as perform some other duty at the school aligned with their interests. There is flexibility in that choice of duty, and options include committee work, coaching, and sponsoring a student club or organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 4 sections of science, with either two or three preparations. This teacher will teach in two core subject areas (e.g. Physics and Chemistry or Chemistry and Biology or Physics and Biology).
Serve as an advisor in the student advisory program.
Participate in the school’s DEI mission including ongoing professional development and co-facilitation of an affinity/ally group.
Dive deeper and share a passion with students through the Immersive program during the last two weeks of school.
Collaborate closely, effectively, and professionally with the other teachers of each core course to develop and implement curriculum.
Maintain an understanding of the overall scope and sequence of the science curriculum in order to effectively design a curriculum that aligns with the overall goals of Branson’s science program and the school’s strategic plan.
Create a safe and inclusive classroom environment.
Demonstrate a continued and strong interest in reflection and growth as an educator and respond to feedback professionally.
Treat all students equitably, be sincerely interested in them as individuals, and make a priority of responding to their needs.
Be available to meet with students outside of class to provide support as needed.
Hold high expectations for students and communicate these expectations clearly and regularly.
Incorporate appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching.
Give timely, meaningful, and personal feedback on student performance and participation.
Communicate with the department chair, administration, and parents as needed.
As an active community member, all employees will attend assemblies, staffulty meetings, department meetings, admission events and other required school events including nights and weekends.
Be student centered and actively participate in co-curricular duties approved by the school — coaching, advising a student organization, serving on a committee, etc.
Key Qualifications and Skills:
B.A. or B.S. in Science, or equivalent experience.
Prior teaching experience is ideal, but we will give serious consideration to recent graduates with strong academic credentials and a history of working with high school students.
Committed to exceptional teaching, academic excellence, intradepartment and interdisciplinary collaboration, and nurturing the development of the whole student.
Ability to demonstrate our four core values and support our mission statements through collaboration, professionalism and critical reflection
Ability to pass state and federal background check, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB test or screening.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.
We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Diversity Mission Statement and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and resume to Michelle Jones, Director of Human Resources at https://thebransonschool.applytojob.com/apply/U0xJKHfTLd/Science-Teacher-2324-School-Year
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