STEM/Computer Science Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Academy at Penguin Hall, Wenham, MA

The Opportunity

The Academy at Penguin Hall, an innovative college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12, seeks a STEM-focused Computer Science Teacher for the 2023-24 academic year. Main responsibilities include teaching 4-5 courses, developing curriculum, and working collaboratively with departments across the school. Other responsibilities include serving as an advisor, sponsoring a club and/or activity, and participating broadly in the life of the school. 

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a flexible, dynamic educator with deep content knowledge and an infectious enthusiasm for teaching STEM subjects, including computer science. They will have a related degree and secondary school teaching experience, and a desire to grow a technology program with a STEM focus. They will have a command of pedagogical best practices and commitment to developing students’ skills in all areas of technology, coding, and data science (physics, engineering, and/or other math knowledge is preferred). The ideal candidate will model a growth mindset and be an effective collaborator with a high-performing, fun-loving faculty. Most importantly, they will have both an understanding of and love for working with girls in grades 9-12.

The Academy at Penguin Hall seeks and supports diversity in its faculty and staff, and seeks candidates who will contribute to anti-racism and anti-bias principles and practices in and out of the classroom. 


  • Demonstrate a passion for both current and emerging technologies and their role in facilitating teaching and learning
  • Teach courses in computer science and science and physics and/or engineering, depending on experience
  • Create engaging, student-centered lessons, materials and assessments
  • Effectively differentiate instruction and successfully use a variety of teaching strategies to meet students’ needs
  • Develop an inclusive classroom culture that supports the social and emotional well-being of all students
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in computer science pedagogy by applying it in the classroom and sharing it with teachers across departments
  • Routinely reflect on lessons and approaches, seek feedback, and demonstrate and desire to continually grow one’s teaching practices
  • Participate in curriculum development and review, including proposing and teaching new electives as appropriate
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with other faculty, administration and parents about the academic, social, and emotional health of students
  • Serve as advisor to a small group of students, a club advisor, and an additional role that supports the school

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; advanced degree preferred
  • At least 3 years of teaching or related experience; background in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, and Data Science preferred
  • Experience in interdisciplinary and project-based learning; design-thinking and experience preferred 
  • Proven track record of creating equitable and inclusive curriculum and learning environments
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and building strong home and school partnerships 
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with programming in multiple languages; Javascript and Python preferred
  • Comfort in using and supporting computer technology and engineering lab equipment


About The Academy at Penguin Hall

The Academy at Penguin Hall is a dynamic independent school for girls in grades 9-12 situated on a 50-acre campus in Wenham, MA, on the North Shore of Boston. With a mission of educating, enlightening and empowering young women to live and to lead exemplary lives, our college preparatory program fosters adventurous thinkers and compassionate leaders who embrace a culture of kindness and academic accomplishment. Upon graduation, students have a clear understanding of who they are as learners, thinkers and individuals. In addition to competitive salary and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a collegial, growth-oriented, and joyful community. We seek faculty who will actively contribute to an equitable and inclusive learning environment where all can thrive academically, personally and professionally.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at The Academy at Penguin Hall.

The Academy at Penguin Hall is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, veteran or active military status, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.

The Academy at Penguin Hall

Wenham, MA
High School