Position Purpose: The Science Teacher prepares curriculum and teaches physical science disciplines to high school students.
Specific Expectations for Prep Faculty & Staff: In addition to regular teaching and duties, the following duties and responsibilities are expected as part of the faculty/staff workload: chaperoning, community responsibilities, professional development and trainings, classroom substitution, holding office hours, proctoring exams, admission interviews, and attendance of, or participation in, mandatory meetings and/or events (e.g. Director’s Day, open houses, Schools’ annual auction), as required and directed by your supervisor. All employees will be paid appropriately and according to current law. In the case you are required to work outside of your normal work schedule, non-exempt employees will receive overtime pay, as eligible.
Teaches physics successfully to high school students. The ability to teach other science subjects is desired.
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, learning outcomes, 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 building 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.
BA or BS degree in a relevant field and three years of relevant teaching experience.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to teach physics at all levels (including introductory physics (9th grade), honors physics, AP Physics 1, and AP Physics C).
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.
An obvious passion for science and advanced knowledge in physics and engineering and to foster 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.
Master’s degree in a relevant field and /or teaching credential in appropriate subject matter.
Ability and willingness to teach chemistry, biology, or related subjects.
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 COID-19 testing as required by county, state, and/or federal regulations.
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.