The Kew-Forest School, a preschool through 12th grade, co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks an experienced Upper School Physics and Chemistry teacher. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. The Kew-Forest School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty to work with our students and families. Nearly all Upper School students study Physics and Chemistry as part of their required science coursework. The Upper School Physics and Chemistry teacher will work primarily with standard and advanced Upper School students, though preference will be given to candidates with strong leadership and Middle School science teaching experience as well.
The ideal candidate will have or be:
Bachelor’s degree or higher with an emphasis in Physics or Chemistry;
Ability to teach levels of Physics and Chemistry from introductory physical science to Advanced Placement;
Three or more years of upper school Physics and/or Chemistry teaching experience (independent schools preferred);
Two or more years of middle school Physical Science teaching experience preferred
A dynamic instructor who can reach, teach, and differentiate instruction as needed for a range of upper school learners;
Active as an educational professional in the realms of Physics, Chemistry, and the sciences generally;
Familiarity with Giancoli’s Physics: Principles with Applications and Conceptual Chemistry and other textbooks;
Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards for Physics and Chemistry, specifically, and science generally;
Facility with Zoom and remote teaching and learning
Ability to effectively integrate technology in the classroom;
Experience creating laboratory and data analysis experiences;
Training in laboratory safety and chemical management are preferred;
Ability to develop project-based learning experiences for a range of learners;
Ability to develop hands-on field trip around Long Island and the New York City boroughs;
Familiarity and comfort working with a globally diverse group of parents, students, and colleagues;
Strong written and oral communication to effectively communicate with students, parents, and colleagues;
A collaborative instinct to facilitate working with other Middle and Upper School Science teachers to assure coherence and consistency from grade to grade;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for two or three professional references to Tiffany D. Trotter, Head of Middle and Upper School, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Upper School Physics & Chemistry” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).