HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER - Full time position starting 2021 Spring Semester
Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, NJ
Start Date: February 2, 2021 – Spring Semester
Classes taught may include Physics, Chemistry, and/or Biology.
Notre Dame’s Mission: Notre Dame High School, a ministry of the Diocese of Trenton, is a dynamic, diverse Catholic community dedicated to educating young women and men to realize their full potential through a faith-filled environment, a challenging college-preparatory program, extensive co-curricular activities and a commitment to citizenship and service in the community.
Notre Dame’s Vision: Notre Dame High School will be widely regarded as a Catholic educational community that develops leaders, scholars, athletes and artists who possess the knowledge, vision, skills, moral character and energetic spirit needed to serve our global society.
Class Format: At Notre Dame High School, each student is known, and the results of student progress are carefully monitored. Notre Dame maintains restrictions on class size and overall teacher-student ratio, to ensure individual attention. Because Notre Dame employs a modified block scheduling model, the school year mirrors academic years at college with classes running by semester rather than by whole year.
COVID-19 Impact: Notre Dame has been operating in a hybrid model this year to provide all students (on campus and remote) to interact and collaborate with one another in real time to nurture classroom community and academic growth. Students are divided into 2 Cohorts that rotate weekly and a 3rd Cohort is learning remotely. Teachers and staff all work in the building each day. Safety protocols are in place which require wearing a mask, social distancing and completing a daily health form.
Notre Dame High School’s Science Program
Notre Dame High School offers a cohesive science program with courses offered on all academic levels. All students begin their science education with Integrated Science: a STEM approach, on either the CP or Honors level. The overarching goal of the Integrated Science course is to provide a foundation that will allow all students to achieve greater success in all levels and disciplines of science. This course, designed by both the science and the math department, allows students to experience authentic science in a format that introduces and cultivates a competency in problem solving skills as well as an appreciation for the problem-solving techniques and methods that are the hallmark of STEM fields and careers. The concepts and skills introduced in the daily classroom environment become the intellectual toolbox they will carry with them throughout the remainder of their academic career allowing them to achieve greater success in their future science and math classes here and in college.
After their experience with the STEM program, students can plan for a course of study that includes Chemistry, Biology, and Physics at varying levels, including Honors and Advanced Placement. They are also offered the opportunity to opt for special interests such as AP Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Robotics or a Science-centered, mentored Senior Project.
Throughout their science education at Notre Dame High School, students are supported with opportunities to see and experience the integration of the many disciplines of science with the technology around them. This allows Notre Dame students to advance into their college career as scientific thinkers versus students that simply completed science classes.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science. Masters preferred.
- State teacher certification or practical experience preferred.
- Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
- Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
- Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
- Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
- Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
- Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
- Participate in annual compliance training; and
- Participate in science department and full faculty meetings and in-service days;
- All new teachers to Notre Dame are provided with a mentor teacher and are enrolled in our New Teacher program, which provides monthly support.
- Teachers are encouraged to take professional development courses and workshops on differentiated assessment and to implement varied techniques in their classes.
- Full benefits – including robust medical and dental insurance, vision insurance, flex spending account, 403b matching retirement plan, supplemental insurances including voluntary life, hospital insurance, wellness benefit, critical illness, additional life insurance and short term disability coverage, financial support for graduate study, employee assistance program, Mercer County NJ teachers federal credit union, tuition reduction for faculty/staff children who attend ND High School, among others.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send expression of interest and resume to Judy Duff at Duff@ndnj.org and Lisa Lenihan at email@example.com.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Notre Dame High School affirms and supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all applicants for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion or other classifications protected by law (i.e. atypical heredity cellular or blood trait status, marital status, etc.). However, the diocese reserves the right to favor qualified employees who are Catholic and to require that all employees comply with Catholic moral teachings