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4 Year Degree
Position Purpose: The Environmental Science teacher prepares curriculum and teaches AP Environmental Science to high school students. Teaches 4 classes, each class with approximately 16 students.
Teaches AP Environmental Science successfully to high school students (11/12th grade).
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and student resources.
Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Assesses student work and provides meaningful feedback to guide learning/growth.
Plans evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Establishes and maintains an effective classroom culture that supports student learning.
Collaborates with colleagues to develop and renew curriculum and other school programs.
Contributes actively to build a vibrant faculty/staff learning culture.
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
Maintains expertise in subject matter and pedagogy through professional development.
A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based on it.
BS or BA degree in a relevant field and three years of relevant teaching experience.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to teach environmental science at all levels (including introductory through advanced placement. .
Demonstrated ability to teach adolescents with joy and verve.
A strong understanding of and commitment to pedagogy aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Demonstrated ability to integrate innovative technology to support student learning.
Demonstrated ability to support all learners, including those with an identified learning difference or disability.
Obvious passion for science and advanced knowledge in environmental science and fostering that passion in adolescents.
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic and other school programs.
Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.
Prior experience working in an independent/Catholic school environment.
Ability to teach other science disciplines, e.g., Biology, Chemistry, non AP level environmental science.
Master’s degree in a relevant field and /or teaching credential in appropriate subject matter.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
Must comply with all state vaccination requirements and show proof of vaccination including but not limited to COVID-19 or proof of eligibility for exemption.
Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a 64-acre campus.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment and intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold typical to the Mid-Peninsula in the Bay Area.
Available and willing to attend and work on overnight trips, on occasion.
For more than a century, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has carried out the mission of our founder St. Madeleine Sophie Barat—educating generations of students toward meaningful lives, characterized by active leadership, clear purpose, and compassionate service. From preschool through high school, our SHS curriculum emphasizes development of the "whole child," integrating faith and reason to guide self-discovery and character formation, contextualize intellectual, artistic, and athletic pursuits, and instill an active awareness and drive for social justice.
Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to the teachings of a Christ-centered community, in which the unique needs of each student are nurtured by a world-class faculty and staff. The diversity of our Sacred Heart community reflects the San Francisco Bay Area and provides a rich environment in which young people learn to appreciate the value of human differences. Above all, our rigorous, mission-driven curricular and co-curricular programs challenge students to think critically, to be bold in service to others, to capitalize on their strengths, and to acknowledge and address realistic limit...ations. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience, and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit. Welcome.