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Upper School Science Teacher

George Walton Academy seeks an engaging, energetic Upper School Science teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Reporting to the Associate Head of School for Academics, the teacher will work closely with the Science department and Upper School faculty, with an emphasis on collaborating with colleagues to create interdisciplinary and engaging experiences for students.


  • Teach six classes and possess the ability and skills to successfully teach science  to 9th-12th grade students 

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences 

  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school 

  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth 

  • Contribute to the cohesion, continuity and rigor of the Science department 

  • Comfort with working with students as an advisor 

  • Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom 

  • Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress

Exceptional Candidates Will 

  • Demonstrate an approachable, consistent, transparent, supportive and good-humored posture 

  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and individuals inside and outside the school 

  • Demonstrate a passion for sharing best practice pedagogy in the field, especially inquiry based curricula  

  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning 

  • Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and vision 

  • Possess international experience, either through teaching, working, or studying


  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific or related field required; Master’s degree preferred 

  • Three plus years of high school (or similar) teaching experience, preferably within independent schools 

  • Experience with a broad range of instructional practices 

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Please send resumes to Associate Head of School for Academics, Femke Cote:

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