Middle School Science Teacher @ Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Middle School Science Teacher

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Middle School Teaching Position, 2020-21
Science Teacher

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School seeks a creative, collaborative dynamic educator to join our middle school STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), faculty. The successful candidate will teach science to middle school students. Candidates should be knowledgeable of Next Generation Science Standards for middle school as well as California Computer Science Standards. The successful candidate will work closely with the other members of the STEM team and other members of the grade level team to create and implement high quality, engaging project-based, multi-disciplinary instructional units aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

In addition, this individual will serve as a middle school advisor and develop and teach an elective class to middle school students during the fall and spring semesters.

Professional Qualities/Skills:
-Passionate, student-centered approach to teaching.
-Ability to differentiate instruction to address the needs of all students.
-Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues and parents.
-Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged.
-Willingness to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise.
-Commitment to staying current with research on best practices.
-Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning.
-Commitment to improving the school as a whole and willingness to share best practices with others.
-Ability to be self-reflective and commitment to learning from feedback received from colleagues, administrators, and students.
-Proficient with technology including Google suite of applications, iPads, and typical classroom instructional and management applications.

Responsibilities Include:
-Design and implement project-based, multi-disciplinary instructional units aligned with NGSS.
-Collaborate with grade level colleagues to plan, integrate, and enhance instruction in all curricular areas.
-Develop dynamic, engaging learning opportunities that interconnect STEM subject areas.
-Teach an elective class.
-Lead a weekly Advisory class to foster year-long academic, social and emotional growth for a small group of students in conjunction with other faculty members and the school counselor.
-Attend and actively participate in all faculty meetings.
-Participate in special school events including, but not limited to, Open House, Back to School Night, STEM Fair, special student performances. Attendance at other community/school events is encouraged.
-Accompany students on an annual overnight field trip.
-Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience/Education:
-Four-year degree from a college or university.
-Valid teacher credential and/or previous middle school and/or high school teaching experience preferred.
-Undergraduate degree or at least 24 semester hours, in science, technology, engineering or math.
-Excellent classroom management skills.

-Competitive salary
-Benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Retirement Plan, Long- and Short-term Disability, Voluntary Life/Accident Insurance, Work-Life Balance Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Pre-tax payroll deduction also available for Commuter Checks and Flexible Spending Account.

About Us:
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is an independent community school with an engaged and motivated student body that participates fully in both Jewish and secular activities. The school is committed to promoting academic excellence, community responsibility, and vibrant Jewish living. As a community day school, Hausner serves families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices.

Hausner enrolls 354 students and provides an exceptional education in science, math, history, literature, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, music, fine arts, sports, and technology. The academic excellence of the program is built on rigorous standards, exceptional faculty, and small student to teacher ratios.
We have outstanding academics and a strong sense of community while instilling Jewish values and traditions. We teach to the whole child: social and emotional growth, academic and critical-thinking skills, as well as a wide array of enrichment activities. Our philosophy strongly encourages inclusivity and diversity; ethics and values are infused throughout the K-8 curriculum.

-This job announcement does not necessarily present an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical requirements, or work conditions.
-The school reserves the right to supplement, modify, or delete any aspects of this job, including the position itself, at any time, as it deems advisable.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover**********************tle in the subject heading.

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to an inclusive, welcoming community, where all are accepted and are treated with respect.

Hausner does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, veteran status, national, or ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-14
  • Times this job has been viewed: 29 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Middle School Teacher
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
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Job Location
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto , California 94306


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