Middle School Science Teacher

Position Description:

Middle School Science Teacher
  • Teach 4-5 middle school science sections (average class size is 12-14)
  • Engage in regular goal-setting and curricular integration conversations
  • Establish cohesive, clear classroom management expectations
  • Model and help students establish routines and strategies to support executive functioning
  • Communicate regularly with students and parents about academic progress
Member of the Science Department
  • Engage in dialogue with other members of the faculty to foster a collaborative spirit
  • Attend regular department meetings
  • Work collaboratively with the other members of the department on curriculum development
  • Plan and revise curriculum as needed
  • Work as part of the department, ensuring that teamwork, flexibility, sense of humor and creative problem-solving remain important
Member of the Faculty
  • Serve as an academic advisor
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Collaborate with Head of Upper School to establish professional growth areas of focus
  • Write narrative progress reports
  • Communicate regularly with students about their progress
  • Perform all non-teaching duties assigned by the Head of Upper School
Preferred Qualifications
  • Confidence in presenting scientific content in a dynamic, student-centric way
  • Ability to integrate math and writing instruction as needed as a means to support development of analytical skills
  • Model and help students establish routines and strategies to support their executive function
  • Comfort and experience with technology and its use in the classroom
  • Ability to integrate math and writing instruction as needed to support students' development as scientific writers
  • A master’s degree and/or previous experience teaching middle school science 
Mission Statement: Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.

Core Values: Excellence, Partnership, Responsibility, Participation, Diversity. 

Lake Forest Country Day School seeks and embraces diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body. LFCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume in PDF format via email to: 

Andy Sperling
Head of Upper School
145 S. Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
andy.sperling@lfcds.org
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