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Upper School Science Teacher 2024-2025

Upper School Science Teacher 2024-2025

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Teacher

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply by copying the link and apply for the position.

Reports to: Head of Upper School

Primary Responsibilities:
Engages, inspires, and challenges students through a full teaching load consistent with Lovett’s core values, mission, and whole-child education model including:
A typical teaching load consists of 2-3 preparations and a total of 4 sections, each with 15-18 students, along with 3 planning periods.
Creating a meaningful curriculum, utilizing various teaching methods, and implementing diverse assessments to cater to a wide range of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
Creating an inclusive classroom environment that fosters a sense of belonging for every student.
Collaborating with a group of educators and executing agreed-upon strategies together.
Providing regular and timely student feedback, informative parent communication, and unique mid-semester comments for every student.
Conducting tutorials during scheduled afternoon times (Monday through Thursday) and optional morning tutorials by student appointment.
Requesting feedback from students and carefully considering their responses.
Serves as an advisor to approximately 10 students from 9th through 12th grade; providing a sustained adult relationship to support their academic and personal growth, meeting daily to open school, providing primary academic advising, point of contact for parents, and mid-semester student-parent conferences. Attends assemblies and chapels with advisory each rotation.
Takes part in the life of the School outside of the classroom through athletics, fine arts, extracurricular activities, or other Upper School responsibilities.
Participates in faculty, department, team, and grade-level meetings.
Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including occasional responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. parent night, graduation events, admission open houses, and student or faculty interviews).

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in Biology or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Significant coursework and/or experience in another area, either Chemistry or Physics, is also required.
Self-directed with good time management skills and the ability to manage concurrent responsibilities.
Love of working with adolescents and a willingness to engage them as whole students, balancing care and compassion with challenge and accountability.
Commitment to developing one’s self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employ a growth mindset and participate in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
Purposefully design curriculum, instruction, and assessment to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
Professionalism, consistent application of school policies, and regular and reliable attendance.

Preferred Skills:
Ability and desire to participate in co-curricular activities including head or assistant coaching at all levels, student leadership group sponsorship, travel programs, etc.

Physical Demands:
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Contact name: Patrick Boswell
Contact email address:

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