Upper Elementary Science/Math Teacher, 2021-2022

Curtis is seeking a Science & Math Teacher to join a team-oriented, inclusive, and professional learning community as a member of the Upper Elementary Division. Curtis School is a DK-6 co-ed elementary school whose mission is to “develop, in every child, a sound mind in a sound body, governed by a compassionate heart.”
 
We place an equal emphasis on academic, physical, social-emotional, and character education and instill a growth mindset modeled by faculty and staff who are the best in their craft. The Science & Math Teacher would design and implement curriculum in collaboration with the Science Department, Math Curriculum Coordinator, and other Math faculty. The candidate must have excellent time-management, organizational, and communication skills, be innovative and creative in instructional planning, dynamic and adaptable to shifting work conditions, and open to feedback. A collegial personality and responsiveness to direction are essential traits, as is a love of working with elementary school-aged children.
 
Curtis School is fully committed to a diverse faculty and student body. The candidate should possess an abundance of respect and sensitivity around racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and all differences.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Include, but are not limited to:
  • Instructing Upper Elementary students in science and math
  • Incorporating lessons that practice and explore the engineering process
  • Showcasing student work and collaborating with the Science Department in planning, organizing and managing the STEAM-Maker Event
  • Collaborating with the Science Department and 6th grade math teachers in planning and delivering curriculum
  • Collaborating with the 6th grade faculty, other specialists, and homeroom teachers to create cross-curricular projects, lessons and/or performances
  • Evaluating and assessing student progress in both academic and behavioral standards
  • Communicating in a professional manner with parents, homeroom teachers, and administrators regarding the program and student progress
  • Completing checklists and narrative reports and participating in twice-yearly parent-teacher conferences
  • Writing student recommendations for 6th grade outplacement
  • Supervising children during morning break, lunch and recess, and afternoon carpool
  • Attending Back-to-School Night, Open House, faculty workshop days, grade-level and division meetings, relevant all-school events, and all mandatory professional development
  • Reporting to the Director of Grades 3-5 and the Director of 6th Grade and Secondary School Outplacement
 
Qualifications:
A successful candidate will:
  • Have both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (credential preferred)
  • Ideally have 3-5 years’ science teaching experience (experience with FOSS, Singapore math, and Upper Elementary-aged children preferred)
  • Have familiarity with robotics program and/or FLL robotics
  • Be cognizant of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in science and math education and be willing to apply it in the classroom and share with other teachers
  • Continually seek professional growth and development
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Participate actively in student and community life inside and outside the classroom
  • Understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Have excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology in instruction
 
Non-Discrimination Policy:
Curtis School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other legally protected status in its employment practices.
 
Application Procedures:
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@curtisschool.org.


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Curtis School

15871 Mulholland Drive  ·  Los Angeles CA 90049
310-476-1251