Computer Science Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Sage School, Foxborough, MA

Do you enjoy teaching high quality computer science and have the energy, passion, and creativity to engage with gifted students?

We are seeking an experienced, adaptable, and approachable computer science teacher to join our PK-8 school community. As a computer science teacher, you will play a crucial role in cultivating a strong foundation in computational thinking and problem-solving skills among students. Your responsibilities will include designing and delivering engaging lesson plans that cover various aspects of computer science, such as programming, algorithms, and technology applications. You will guide students in developing their coding skills, computational creativity, and a deep understanding of the principles of computer science, while also fostering collaboration and teamwork.

Our computer science program starts with our youngest students and expands into opportunities to participate in design challenges and showcase projects in the Upper School. By becoming a part of our faculty, you will be instrumental in shaping a dynamic learning experience for students in the Lower School (PK-4) and Upper School (5-8). Through interactive classroom sessions, small group instruction, and hands-on learning opportunities, you will inspire computational thinking and technological innovation in our students. In the Upper School, your role will involve guiding students through a comprehensive exploration of computer science, encompassing programming languages, algorithms, and the practical applications of technology. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that computer science education remains relevant, updated, and closely connected with other subjects, providing students with a well-rounded education that nurtures their unique interests and passions.

The Sage School is a Pre-K through Grade 8 school enrolling 160 students in Foxboro, MA. Sage, a school for gifted and talented students, is committed to providing advanced academics to students from the greater Boston and Providence areas and beyond. We are a small, cohesive, nurturing community that values the free expression of ideas, the individual contributions of our members, and all types of diversity. We are committed to the core values of Passion, Excellence, Respect, and Collaboration. The Sage School does not discriminate in its hiring practices and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.

 Responsibilities will include

  • Teach sections of early childhood through 8th grade computer science
  • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all community stakeholders, including parents
  • Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning approach; hands-on approach to teaching and learning that is engaging for all students
  • Actively participate in the development of the science department and computer science curriculum
  • Maintain an active presence and participate fully in campus life by attending school events and activities when possible.
  • Assume additional responsibilities (e.g., serving on committees and advising clubs) in other areas of school life 
  • Stay current with the latest developments and research in computer science education by attending professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and knowledge
  • Collaborate with other teachers and staff to develop interdisciplinary projects and integrate humanities concepts across the curriculum

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, education, and/or related arts field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Prior experience teaching computer science to students across a variety of ages
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning and hands-on, experiential teaching methods
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and adapt teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • A collaborative mindset and a commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • A positive attitude, a flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to:

 

Keir Chapman

Communications Associate

The Sage School

171 Mechanic Street

Foxboro, MA 02035

kchapman@sageschool.org

The Sage School

Foxborough, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Serves Special Needs