Middle School Science/STEM Teacher
Wellan Montessori School, Newton, MA
Wellan Montessori School is seeking an experienced educator to join our team as a full-time Middle School Science/STEM Teacher working with students in grades 7 – 8, beginning in August 2023. The Middle School Science/STEM Teacher supports all aspects of classroom operation, including delivering the science curricula, integrating STEM concepts into lesson planning, and creating classroom and instructional materials. The Middle School Science/STEM Teacher must be comfortable working 1:1 with students and leading small group lessons, as well as teaching a full class of students. The Teacher must also be able to work collaboratively with co-teachers to deliver Wellan’s integrated Middle School curriculum.
The Middle School Science/STEM Teacher must take shared responsibility for maintaining an orderly, safe, and appropriately challenging learning environment for students, and must be willing to work closely with co-teachers to support the goals of the classroom and the school. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning/documenting curriculum for and teaching Middle School Science/STEM class sessions, co-teaching with other Middle School teachers as needed, supporting individual students during independent work time, and assessing student progress through the curriculum. Shared responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning/leading activities during advisory time, supporting students with executive functioning tasks and assignment management, collaborating with co-teachers about curricular integration, drafting parent communication and student progress reports, and coordinating Wellan community connections, such as parent education events and cross-divisional student interactions.
The successful candidate will be well-organized and flexible; have strong communication skills; have strong classroom management skills; have the ability to function in a cooperative team-teaching environment; and be able to collaborate with other educators in our community to create an environment in which students thrive.
- Full-Time, 40 hours per week, with attendance at staff meetings and occasional night / weekend events outside of regular hours required.
- Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm.
- Bachelor’s Degree or beyond in a STEM discipline, Education, Child and Adolescent Development, or another field related to Middle School STEM Education.
- At least one year of experience working with children ages 11-14 in a classroom setting, preferably teaching STEM subjects.
- Letter of interest/cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references are required to be considered for this position.
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Salary & Benefits:
Wellan seeks to provide competitive salaries and benefits to all employees. This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: health insurance; dental; vision; healthcare / dependent care / transportation flexible spending accounts; paid family medical leave; short- and long-term disability; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching; and paid holidays, sick time and personal time. In addition, Wellan offers to all full-time staff a tuition remission benefit for children enrolled at the school; a technology grant; an annual professional development budget; and the opportunity to apply for additional professional development funds to support international travel and other significant educational opportunities.
Wellan Montessori School is an independent, coeducational school of approximately 300 students, age 15 months to grade 8, located in Newton Centre, MA. Wellan’s Middle School (called the “Voyager” program) combines a low student to teacher ratio (currently 4:1) with an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum to deliver an innovative and exciting educational capstone experience for a mixed-age group of students in grades 7 and 8. More information about Wellan can be found at www.wellan.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.