Foxcroft seeks a proven champion of STEM education for girls, who can contribute to the STEM program at Foxcroft.. The candidate should be prepared to teach various levels of high school physics, mathematics, and astronomy, including AP-level courses. Candidates should also have energy, enthusiasm, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, they should demonstrate an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent girls as well as be versed in instructional strategies for teaching STEM to girls and underrepresented student populations in STEM fields.
Teaching 4 - 5 sections of subject(s). Bringing an innovative and student-centered approach to the classroom. Integrating technology in the classroom. Mentoring students in the STEM Concentration program in the teacher’s area of expertise as well as advising relevant STEM clubs or extra-curriculars. Working with the STEM faculty to plan and execute the yearly STEM competition for middle and high school students as well as participation on other STEM projects. Engaging in continued professional development on and off campus. Participation and commitment to the residential student experience, including advising, weekend duty/dorm duty, and extracurricular activities, is an expectation. The ability to coach sports is an added bonus.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Education, or a related field. A Master’s in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Education, or related field and/or related experience is preferred.
Classroom teaching experience in physics and/or math. Desire to teach a broad range of students and help build girls’ confidence in STEM. Ability to teach higher-level courses such as Advanced Physics and AP Calculus. Knowledge of Astronomy a plus.
Experience with STEM education and with technology integration in the classroom, including but not limited to using TI-84 calculator, SMART Boards, and the Google Suite. Ability to support extra-curricular programs such as coding, robotics, CyberPatriot, drones, and rockets a plus.
Demonstrated engagement in student life outside the classroom and desire to support the diverse histories, experiences and identities of each member of our community. (For more information on Foxcroft’s DEI goals visit the website).
Strong history of collaboration and teamwork with colleagues and the ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies including students, parents, alumnae and the greater community.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
About Foxcroft School
An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.
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