JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA
JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, is committed to serving families across a wide spectrum of belief and practice. The school has several hallmarks: Hebrew and English spoken throughout the day; Jewish and General studies integrated in many areas; a commitment to creative, academic excellence; and living a joyful Jewish life in a welcoming community. JCDS was founded in 1995 and serves students in grades K-8. We encourage everyone in our community to approach life with a growth mindset. We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing development. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our mission. JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
A JCDS teacher models the core values of a JCDS education: integrity, perseverance/resiliency, curiosity, multiple perspectives/empathy, problem solving, reflection and evidence, and creates a student-centered, rigorous, play-infused learning environment for students.
We are looking for a STEM teacher to teach a Middle School math class as well as an Upper Elementary science class. There are also opportunities in this role for work with teaching coding and integrating across disciplines with other colleagues. Candidates for this position should demonstrate a passion for teaching children as well as a deep understanding of how to design and run an academic program that meets their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. The candidate should possess excellent communication, organization and class management skills and should demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with grade level team colleagues to create a joyful, Jewish learning community.
- Lead instruction in math and science classrooms;
- Set up, facilitate, and clean-up of science labs and laboratory;
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss progress results with students, parents and administrators;
- Develop course materials;
- Set up and maintain a classroom space that supports a project based approach to instruction;
- Identify children’s individual learning needs and design learning experiences to support them;
- Work to ensure a cohesive, rigorous, loving classroom environment
- Deep mathematical and scientific content knowledge;
- Demonstrated pedagogical knowledge that emphasizes conceptual thinking;
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
- Experienced in differentiating for diverse learners;
- Skilled in fostering teacher-student and teacher-parent relationships.
- Ability to support the creation of a joyful, Jewish learning environment;
- Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into teaching;
- Ability to joyfully engage middle school children, and to identify and address student needs;
- Commitment to ongoing professional development
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, placing the title of “Part-Time STEM Teacher” in the subject line.