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Posted
April 5, 2019
School
Position
Science Specialist ~ 2019-2020 School Year
Description
Los Encinos School, a K-6 elementary school, serving 168 students in Encino, CA is looking for a talented and experienced elementary science specialist to work with all grades.

I. PURPOSE OF POSITION

The science specialist will have an innovative and vibrant style of teaching science, will collaborate with colleagues on a specialist team to reinforce the school-wide yearly theme and will embrace STEAM technology and innovative teaching strategies.

Science classes are composed of grade-level experiences twice each week. The focus is on developing an appreciation and understanding of science through an integrated program.

II. LIST OF TASKS OR DUTIES

* Works with the Director of Integration and a specialist team to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate science curriculum for individuals, small groups, and an entire classroom of children.

* Promotes learning in the areas of academic, social-emotional, and physical development and motivates enthusiasm of children to actively participate in the learning process.

* Communicates openly with classroom teachers and specialist teammate(s) regarding shared responsibilities, delivery of the science curriculum/special performances, and individual student and parent needs.

* Verbally communicates with children in a positive manner. Communicate clearly and honestly in verbal, electronic, and written form with parents, administrators, and colleagues about curriculum, children, and child development issues.

* Demonstrates professionalism through reliability, punctuality, cooperation, organization, participation in meetings, and staff development opportunities, as well as personal appearance and self-care, and maintains personal integrity and a respectful attitude in professional relationships.

* Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies, and techniques through reading of professional journals and attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and courses.

* Integrates school-wide themes with classroom themes and work with the Director of Integration and specialist team to help students make connections in their learning across disciplines.

* Utilizes and integrates meaningful and appropriate technology within the curriculum and update classroom webpage daily.

III. SUPERVISION OF OTHERS

* Teaching assistants

IV. OTHER WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

* All staff

* Students and parents

* Administrators

Education and Experience:

Experience teaching science in an elementary setting is preferred; A Bachelors or Masters degree is required.

Los Encinos School is dedicated to excellence and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout our school community.

For more information about Los Encinos School, please visit our website at www.losencinosschool.org.
Contact
Jonathan Beckmann
[email protected]

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