Rippowam Cisqua School, located in Bedford, New York, seeks a dynamic educator to teach three sections of Grade 6 science on our Upper Campus (Grades 5-9). In addition to teaching, this individual will serve as a Grade 6 homeroom teacher. Ideal candidates will also coach one or two seasons of fifth/sixth grade athletics.
The Grade 6 curriculum focuses on human biology, health, and energy systems. Students explore the anatomy and physiology of human body systems, including the reproductive system and stages of development. In addition to developing curriculum-based instructional materials, the candidate must have a comfort with and ability to create lab-based instruction.
The Grade 6 science teacher reports to the Head of Upper Campus (Grades 5-9), serves as a key member of the sixth grade team, and works collaboratively with the science faculty in Grades 5-9.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle school level, a keen understanding of the developmental needs of this age group, a collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree or higher is preferred. Rippowam Cisqua is very interested in meeting candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in independent schools.
To apply, candidates should submit the documents below to Matt Hall, Head of Upper Campus, at email@example.com
- Cover letter indicating specific interest in the science position
- Current resume
- A list of references (no contact will be made without candidate approval)
The start date for the position is August 2018.