Math and Science Teacher, Grades 6-9

Faculty / Full-Time

The Bement School, Deerfield, MA

The Bement School is a kindergarten through grade nine coeducational day and boarding school in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts. Bement serves a locally and globally diverse student body of day students from the CT River Valley, southern Vermont, and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, and has long provided a rigorous yet warm learning environment for our students. Bement is seeking a full-time math and science teacher for grades 6-9 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Description: The Upper School Math and Science Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum, teaching and supervising children in groups and individually, and helping children grow intellectually, socially, and mentally. The upper school teacher communicates regularly with parents on their child’s progress. Depending on staffing needs and the successful candidate’s background and experience, the position will include 1-3 sections of middle school math and/or 1-2 sections of middle school science.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials to facilitate active learning.
  • Develop lesson plans and assessments that follow established school procedures.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures. Maintain discipline per the rules and disciplinary systems of Bement.
  • Provide students with appropriate and timely feedback on their work.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development.
  • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings. Communicate necessary
  • information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Develop and enrich professional skills and knowledge by attending seminars, etc.

Position Requirements:

Experience

  • 3- 5 years of prior teaching experience preferred.

Education

  • Minimum B.A/B.S degree from an accredited institution.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Comfort teaching math topics ranging from Pre-Algebra to Algebra II
  • Strong content knowledge in earth science, biology, and chemistry

 Skills & Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices and legal education guidelines.
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of primary and middle-level students
  • Proficient at using technology, including the Google Suite of applications. Ability to integrate technology into the students’ learning experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously and work well under time constraints.

Additional Requirements:

  • All faculty and staff must occasionally perform different duties during special events.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Positive attitude with a proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Coaching, advising, and other assignments pertinent to the school community.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in a standard classroom setting utilizing standard equipment, including a computer.  The environment may be stressful and hectic, with frequent interruptions, multiple distractions, and changing priorities. Must have the ability to reason and make judgments.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. This job description reflects the administration’s assignment of essential functions, and nothing herein restricts the administration’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

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January 2024

The Bement School

Deerfield, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender