Holton-Arms School seeks applicants for the position of Upper School Biology Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Beyond the classroom, expectations include fulfilling assigned duties as required; communicating effectively with students and parents; and working collaboratively with other math teachers in the department, as well as division colleagues and administrators. Teachers serve as advisors, mentors, and role models responsible for preserving a positive learning environment and the well-being of all of our students; committing to academic excellence and supporting our Global Education and Diversity institutional priorities.
The successful applicant will have demonstrated the following experience and abilities:
Successful teaching experience with the capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning, assessment, and classroom management practices.
Knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, differentiation, and assessment with the ability to implement quality, inclusive teaching, and learning programs.
A depth of knowledge in Biology, preferably with experience in teaching specialized courses such as Forensics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, parents, staff, and colleagues.
Ability to plan and manage resources effectively to support teaching and learning.
Desire to pursue ongoing professional development, making the most of the opportunities both within and outside the school to improve teaching and to demonstrate for the girls the value of lifelong learning.
Demonstrated high levels of enthusiasm for teaching and learning, striving to engender a joy of learning in all students.
A passion for developing deep understanding of Biological concepts, as well as student application of concepts learned
Ability to work collaboratively with grade level teachers on curriculum development and implementation of units, assessments, and assignments for team taught courses
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Education or Biology, with a graduate degree, preferred.
Experience teaching at the upper school level, preferably at an all-girls school.
Understanding or growing knowledge of competency-based teaching and learning.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Commitment to a lifetime of learning, personal and professional integrity, and the capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Holton-Arms cherishes the uniqueness of each of our members including current and former students, faculty, and staff. We seek to create an inclusive environment that sees, values, and supports diverse identities and experiences, cultivates engaging discourse, and empowers our students to be thriving members of the global community.
At Holton-Arms, each of us is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. We are committed to:
Discovering, developing, and valuing our full authentic selves.
Deepening awareness of personal and systemic biases and being accountable for the impact of our words and actions.
Developing an understanding of the historical origins and perpetuation of systems of power and privilege.
Engaging in open and brave conversations that promote growth, understanding, connection, and agency.
Embracing every individual as essential to the community.
The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and well-being of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.
Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."
We seek candidates who are dedicated to the School’s mission and will work to inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School’s motto, “I will find a way or make one.” within the School and in local, national, and global communities.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commit...ment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.
We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.