Isidore Newman School seeks a passionate, inspiring Middle School science educator for the 2023-2024 academic year. The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; be technologically savvy and computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with teams; possess strong understanding of the developmental level of the students they teach; and genuinely love to work with students at the middle school level.
Qualified applicants will hold a degree in science, education, or a related field, with prior teaching experience at the middle school level preferred. Candidates must be skilled in forging strong relationships with students and families, while holding students to the traditional high academic standards characteristic of Newman’s program. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate cultural competency, respect for diversity of identities and experiences, and an orientation toward equity and inclusion.
Science teachers with expertise in life science and physical science, as well as prior knowledge of design-thinking methodologies will be given priority. A student-centered approach to science, with a focus on inquiry-based learning and hands-on experiences is at the heart of the Newman science program, so teachers adept in this type of classroom practice will be a good fit. Prior knowledge of design-thinking methodology is helpful for this role as well. Additional duties and roles within the Middle School, including acting as an advisor, will be elements of this position, so a desire to be an active member of the school community outside the classroom is also critical.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, updated resume and names of three professional references.
Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as infants through young children in Green Trees, a premier early childhood division of the School. Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.