Quad Preparatory School
Middle School Science Teacher (2022-23 School Year)
Updated: August 2022
Reports to: Science Department Chair
Annual Salary Range: $65K-75K
The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of twice-exceptional students—bright and creative children who learn differently.
As Quad Prep is rooted in the community of New York City, we commit, as a matter of justice and equity, that we shall work toward enrolling a student body and employing a staff that fully reflects the makeup of our community.
The Quad Preparatory School is looking for a Physical Science Teacher (middle school). This course covers the foundations in physics and chemistry using inquiry and hands-on teaching practices. The teacher will provide academic instruction and social-emotional support to students in collaboration with our clinicians. Our classrooms consist of no more than ten students. Experience with alternative teaching methods, differentiation, personalized learning strategies, and the universal design for learning is highly preferred. The ideal candidate also will be able to teach a wide range of secondary science courses, including Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, and Physics.
Teachers have the opportunity to receive mentorship, coaching, and support from the clinicians as well as academic administrators. A benefit of this position is the amount of professional development one will obtain in working with twice-exceptional youth and in being mentored by veteran special education teachers, academic administrators, and clinicians.
Plan and implement high-quality, engaging, hands-on science lessons and laboratories that are differentiated to meet the learning needs of the students.
Regularly assess the students and the curriculum, adapting content and instruction as appropriate; communicating assessment results to parents.
Subscribe to and implement the school’s philosophy of progressive and personalized education for twice-exceptional children.
Collaborate with the psychosocial teachers in planning and implementing an integrated program for executive functioning within the academic curriculum.
Map and evaluate curriculum.
Collaborate with other members of the science department to ensure a vertically aligned K-12 science program.
Develop and teach electives.
Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students’ social, emotional, and executive functioning needs.
Maintain accurate records using both the learning management system Blackbaud as well as carefully managed portfolios of student work to illustrate and record progress and achievement.
Empower students to take charge of their learning by providing all necessary scaffolding, modeling, materials, and resources, and consistently maintaining a high level of expectation for student success.
Collaborate with other academic staff and psychosocial staff members to plan, integrate, and facilitate cross-curricular, inquiry-based projects.
Communicate with parents and guardians to provide feedback on students’ academic and social-emotional progress through parent-teacher conferences, written reports, phone calls, and emails.
Follow the professional code and policies of the school and conduct oneself in a way that promotes the mission of the school.
Utilize Google Suite, in particular Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
Attend all faculty and staff meetings and required special events (e.g., open houses, Curriculum Night, Carnivale).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time exempt position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. Teachers work ten months out of the year according to the academic calendar (late August to late June). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM.-4:00 PM.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in science education, special education, science, or a related field.
Minimum of one year classroom teaching experience in science to children in grades 6-12.
Preferred Education and Experience:
At least three years experience as a full-time middle school or high school science teacher.
Experience teaching AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and/or AP Physics.
Master’s degree in science education, physics, chemistry, biology, or a related field.
Special education training, including training in the areas of gifted education and twice-exceptional youth.
Secondary Science and/or Special Education teaching credential.
Experience teaching twice-exceptional youth.
***Note that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Medical and Religious Exemptions may be provided***
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.