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Part-time Maternity Leave Replacement: Environmental Science Teacher – Julia Morgan School for Girls

Julia Morgan School for Girls, the only all girls middle school in the East Bay, seeks a Part-time 6th and 8th Grade Environmental Science teacher to guest teach while our current teacher in on maternity leave from April through the end of the 2013 academic year

We seek a talented part-time 6th and 8th grade teacher who can inspire students to see the scholar within each of them. This person should have an understanding of the unique needs of middle school girls and be excited about working specifically with them. Candidates must be knowledgeable in the discipline of Environmental Science and feel comfortable building student environmental awareness.

In the 6th grade students learn to gain an appreciation of our local natural setting and look more closely at the natural events that surround us each day. Activities include outdoor exploration, observations, discussion of currents events, debates, games and a year-long phenology project during which students observe one specific location of their choice.

In the 8th grade, students have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of complex environmental concepts and controversies. Students will investigate current issues and participate in debates. Students also gain an appreciation for the resources and materials that we use by experimenting with creative re-use projects. We use our garden and campus as an outdoor classroom and resource for observation, inquiry and experimentation.

Both grade level classes meet once a week. Skills and content learned will be used as building blocks for projects and activities. Most projects will be hands-on and group oriented.

The Science Department at Julia Morgan has several goals: to instill a confidence about science in girls, to integrate scientific concepts into other areas of curriculum whenever possible, and to provide a deep understanding of concepts. We seek to integrate technology in the classroom, develop critical thinking skills, and encourage interactive learning to foster creativity and curiosity.

The interested applicant should have a desire to work in an all girls setting, exhibit a flexible attitude, a passion for teaching and learning, and have excellent communication skills. Ideal candidates should have experience teaching or working with youth, have excellent classroom management skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative and rich learning environment.
Located in Oakland, the Julia Morgan School for Girls is dedicated to a faculty who embrace the mission of the school: educating the compassionate, capable, confident, and creative young women of tomorrow.

Interested applicants should forward their letters of interest, résumés and references to:
Kerryn Pincus La Duc
Dean
(510) 632.6000, x114 or email:kpladuc@juliamorganschool.org

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