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Middle Science and Computer Science (K-12)

August 10, 2020 - June 1, 2021

School Overview: Founded in 1962, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. Recognized as the top choice among Niche schools and nestled in the shadows of Pike’s Peak, The Colorado Springs School’s distinctive educational philosophy strikes a balance between innovation and tradition and provides ample opportunities for scientific discovery and exploration.
Position Overview: CSS is seeking an innovative and creative educator with a broad skill set in science and computer science. A successful candidate will be required to work across divisions, developing the fundamentals of computing (K-12) while teaching two sections of middle school science. In doing so, the strongest candidate will be able to assess the current program needs in order to advance 21st-century skills and knowledge. This position reports directly to the Associate Head of School and will have a variety of responsibilities related to delivering the school program. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas: 
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Middle Science:

    • Teach two sections of middle school science

  • Computer Science (K-12):

    • Teach one section of AP Computer Science (Principles)

    • Teach one section of Introduction to Computer Science as needed

    • Provide computer science instruction in grades 3-5

    • Support the implementation of computer science in middle school (6-8)

  • Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an active and influential member of the CSS Tech Team

  • As schedule permits, involvement in other aspects of school life, including clubs, study halls, lunch supervision 

  • Serve as a student advisor

  • Participate and/or lead experiential education seminars 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

  • Support the school and its leadership

QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Comfort with project-based learning

  • Familiarity with nationwide ISTE standards in computer science and technology

  • Knowledge of computer science curriculum instruction trends of 21st-century learners

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree (Preferred) in fields of science, math, or computer science

  • First-hand experience with Lego Mindstorm, Python, and other programming languages

  • Experience in other innovative and computational arenas (STEAM, Maker Space, Design Thinking, Programming, Virtual Reality)

  • Experience implementing and leading a robotics program a plus

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
  • Possess an innate ability to engage and inspire students through innovation and creativity

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with department, colleagues, and families

  • Innovative mindset with a focus on student-centered learning and technology

  • Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety

  • Enjoy building relationships with students and their families 

  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
  • Submit the following supporting documents to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School via PDF at [email protected]:

    • Cover Letter

    • Resume

    • Educational Philosophy

    • 3-5 Professional references