Upper School Science Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Worcester Academy, a day-boarding school with grades 6 thru PG, seeks a teacher who is committed to the ideals and joys of teaching upper school students and who can inspire a love of learning in their students through the development and application of thoughtful, meaningful learning experiences for students. The successful teacher in this role also will understand the value of working cooperatively and collaboratively with adults in a team-based setting as well as have the ability to work independently. We are looking for an educator who embraces a growth mindset for their own professional development and who can help students to do the same.

This position reports to the Upper School Head.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Teach four sections of Upper School Science
  • Develop units and lessons that support the goals of the WA Science Department.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the student handbook
  • Provide appropriate, actionable feedback on student work and in term reports
  • Complete grading, comments and progress reports in a timely manner
  • Serve as the academic and developmental advisor to a small group of upper school students
  • Lead two other student activities
  • Attend required meetings (all-school, department, divisional, parent, etc.)
  • Participate as a day faculty member in 5 weekends of programming throughout the school yearEducation
    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in Education, Science



    • At least 2-3 years’ experience in teaching in an academic setting at the upper school level
    • Scaffolding and differentiation of content and skills, including executive functions
    • Classroom organization and management
    • Innovative and project-based curriculum design and pedagogy
    • Multicultural curriculum design and pedagogy
    • Energized by collaboration with colleagues


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability to prepare cohesive teaching units and daily lesson plans
    • Knowledge of best practices in multicultural curriculum and pedagogy
    • Demonstrated skill in working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to apply best practices for integrating technology into curriculum and pedagogy
    • Ability to implement problem-based learning and assessment
    • An understanding of the value of working cooperatively and collaboratively with adults in a team-based setting and the ability to do so
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to communicate tactfully, thoughtfully, and in modes appropriate to the audience
    • Flexibility
    • A commitment to one’s own learning and professional development
    • Preference will be given to individuals who have interest in coaching varsity sports


    Working Environment:


    • Work full-time and maintain regular and predictable attendance
    • Ability to move throughout the campus during all weather conditions
    • Ability to effectively communicate in person and digitally with faculty, staff, parents, students and external contacts


    Application Process:


    • A cover letter addressed to Madeline Surgenor Richards, Upper School Head
    • A current resume
    • A list of three references (references will not be contacted without prior knowledge of the candidate