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Science Teacher (Grades K-3)

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Established in 1939, Carlthorp School is the oldest independent, coeducational day school for grades K-6 located in Santa Monica, California. Carlthorp School provides a strong academic foundation in a diverse and nurturing school community that emphasizes respectful values, responsible work habits, and excellence to prepare our students to achieve their highest potential in education and life. We are dedicated to supporting faculty growth and development through ongoing professional development and training.   We have 280 students with two lead teachers per classroom of 20 students and two classes per grade level. Our science department has two full-time teachers, one each for grades K-3 and grades 4-6. Science teachers have the support of grade-level TAs during instructional periods.

Job Overview

The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment. To excel in this role, the Classroom Teacher must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods.

Primary Functions

  • Understands and can implement a STEAM-based approach to science learning with current methods and materials.
  • Teaches science to Kindergarten through 3rd-grade classes with concept lessons and lab-based experiences aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Establishes positive and supportive relationships with each student and family.
  • Understands and applies assessment-based instruction.
  • Communicates science goals, student learning, and classroom activities to parents.
  • Is a contributing member of the Lower School faculty through curriculum committee work and the ongoing work of the division.
  • Is a contributing member of the K-6 science content team through planning and implementing an aligned science program for the school.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of the all-school STEM day, occurring once every three years.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Science, Early Childhood, or Elementary Education.
  • A deep understanding of educating the whole child.
  • A passion for teaching and learning.
  • A collaborative spirit.
  • A personal commitment to professional growth.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching science as a grade-level teacher or as a science specialist.
  • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in a highly engaged community.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in an independent school are preferred.

Salary: $78,000 – $118,000, commensurate with experience

This job operates on a 10-month calendar. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter in a single document PDF format to [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to resume@carlthorp.org

Science Teacher (Grades K-3)
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