7th Grade Science Teacher

Location
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Ref
2076
Job Category
Teaching, Science Teacher
Position Type

Interim Leave Only
Start Date

2/23/2021
End Date

4/19/2021
Overview

Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Hixson Middle School is a 6-8 school located in Hixson, TN, just north of Chattanooga. At Hixson Middle, we implement STEM practices aligned with the Tennessee STEM School Designation process, which includes project and problem-based learning and community partnerships. Our campus includes an eLab and an outdoor classroom. If you enjoy progressive education, innovation, and collaboration, then this is the school for you.

Hixson Middle is a Community School with ROAR, an afterschool program that supports students in academic and social-emotional development. We focus on the whole student: socially, emotionally, and academically.

Our teachers enjoy a supportive climate, including our New Teacher Academy and mentor program. Our teachers plan with their content partner at least twice a week and each grade level has two teams. Our school has two coaches (math/science and literacy/social studies) who provide professional development and support for teachers.

We are looking for teachers who have the ability to develop strong relationships with a diverse group of students, parents, and staff. Our teachers are strong collaborators who seek out opportunities to work with others. We value someone who is a team player and has a "can do" attitude. We want educators who have a strong belief that all students have the capability to achieve and who also maintain a flexible, solution-focused attitude during times of frustration. Being competent in content knowledge is crucial, but we also are looking for teachers who identify as lifelong learners. *

Responsibilities

  1. Teaching & Learning - Deeply understand the Tennessee Science Standards and establish clear learning targets for every lesson. Build rigorous and aligned assessments and consistently engage students with science and engineering practices (SEPs). Follow Hamilton County Schools' instructional framework, including:
    • Ensuring Equity in Actions
    • Setting High Expectations
    • Building a Productive Classroom Culture
    • Responsive Teaching and Learning
  2. Classroom Culture: Build a safe and productive classroom culture. Positive relationships are evident, procedures are clear, and the classroom is safe and secure for learning to unfold. Student and teacher interactions promote a growth mindset.
  3. Family & Community: Consistently develop strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns about their children. Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning.
  4. Professional Responsibilities: Actively participates in professional learning communities (PLCs) with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning. Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school.

Qualifications

  • Committed to high academic achievement and high expectations for all students
  • Able to be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
  • Open to being coached and receiving feedback in order to advance learning and growth for students
  • Professional with high personal standards and integrity
  • Teaching candidates must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in 6-8 Science, 6-12 Science or be an upcoming graduates in an accredited teacher preparation program. If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience Requirement

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