The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day college-prep high schools for girls with more than a century of launching women who change the world. Located just outside of Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River, in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 325 students in grades 9-12.
The Madeira School is seeking a Science Teacher/Department Head to join its faculty for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful candidate will support and achieve the School's mission and vision by effectively facilitating learning in student-centered college preparatory classrooms and effectively lead the Science Department.
Have the content knowledge and personal flexibility to teach a range of students in a variety of classes, including physics, robotics, coding and an occasional chemistry course.
Manage a standard load of up to 21 of 28 blocks of a combination of: teaching, facilitating activities, on-campus campus professional development and collaboration
Plan and prepare innovative and rigorous instructional content
Work collaboratively with a team of faculty, colleagues, administrators and parents
Maintain accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicate such data in accordance with the Academic Calendar and School expectations
Perform all duties associated with advising, which includes participation in first-year advisor orientation program and serving as a student advisor in subsequent years
Know how girls learn and use this knowledge to guide instructional and curricular decisions; apply principles of mind, brain and education science when teaching, developing curriculum, and assessing student learning
Leads the department by providing a vision for the department that is aligned with the School's larger mission, vision and values
Supervises all teachers in the department, which includes formal and informal feedback given throughout the year, based on observation and information and a written evaluation at least annually
Builds talent within the department through development of a culture of professional growth and life-long learning
Participates in the recruitment of new teachers to the department and sees supervision and culture of professional growth as tools for retaining all department teachers
Oversees all curricular work and development within the department as aligned with expectations and initiatives of the School
Manages all functions of the department in a collaborative and collegial way
Manages all facilities and spaces connected with the department
Serves as a member of the Department Heads Committee, which meets weekly, both representing the department and working on behalf of the entire School as part of a team of academic leaders
Minimum of 8-10 years teaching experience preferred; 3-5 years supervisory experience preferred
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in content area preferred
Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn required
Ability to innovate and think creatively about education
Ability to make contribution to the School outside one's academic department, including to activities program, residential program, and interdisciplinary offerings
Ability to use and adapt to a wide-array of technology as tools to support and deepen student learning and instruction
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Uphold the School's professional standards including punctuality, courtesy and discretion
Ability to support the residential program (may include periodic weeknight/weekend) plus duties in support of the residential program
About Madeira School
The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day schools for girls in grades 9-12. For more than a century, Madeira has built a strong tradition of innovative teaching and learning, including hands-on, real world work experience for every student through Madeira’s award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program. Located just outside Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 320 students from around the country and around the world.