Classroom Teacher - Community School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: Lower Division Science Teacher
Job Location: Community School
Beginning: Aug 16, 2021
Deadline: Aug 16, 2021**
District: Community School
Ladue, MO 63021
Telephone: 314-991-0005
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Job Description:
Community School is seeking a permanent part time science specialist for kindergarten through second grade to join our faculty beginning in the 2021-2022 school year as we fulfill our mission of nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Founded in 1914, Community School is one of the premier independent schools in Saint Louis. Known for its deeply personal and engaged approach to learning, the school enrolls approximately 350 students from age three through Sixth Grade. Community School provides a well-integrated, experiential curriculum that is attentive to the whole child’s growth and development. The school is located on an eighteen-acre wooded campus, including trails, fields, woods, and a pond, which offers many opportunities for nature and outdoor activities.
 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood or elementary education with a science emphasis
  • A minimum of three years experience teaching elementary science
  • Have the knowledge of and the ability to engage students at a high level in the scientific method
  • Understand the importance of an experiential, hands-on approach to science
  • Be able to differentiate for children’s needs and learning styles
A strong content knowledge of science curriculum areas, application of best practice and an ability to relate well to lower elementary aged students are essential.  This position requires a dynamic individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about building science literacy and critical thinking skills in a variety of topics including engineering, life science, earth science, physical science and the outdoor classroom.  A mindset for lifelong, creativity, flexibility, strong communication skills and resourcefulness are desired.

Community School is a diverse and inclusive community, and is committed to having its faculty and staff reflect its student body and Saint Louis. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities, hiring practices, or operations. For further information about Community School, please visit our website at www.communityschool.com.
 
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Kathy Fitzgerald, Assistant Head of School/Lower Division Director, kfitzgerald@communityschool.com

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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