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Gifted Secondary Science, Grades 6-8 (2023-24 SY)

Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA, US

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Gifted Secondary Science, Grades 6-8 (2023-24 SY)


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Wilder Middle School - Gifted Young Scholar Academy

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest county public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Sky Line Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.
Our Mission: Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

The Gifted Young Scholars Academy at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School provides a comprehensive and rigorous interdisciplinary educational opportunity for students in grades 6-8. Students must be identified gifted in the area of General Intellect to apply. In addition to mastery of foundational content and skills, students attending GYSA are expected to master advanced competencies across all content areas. The Academy will provide opportunities for leadership, inquiry based learning, literacy and scientific analysis, service learning, arts integration, and problem based learning that focuses on topics of strength and interest. This comprehensive instructional program is designed around the cognitive characteristics and learning styles of gifted children, providing an integrated curriculum incorporating focused reflection, interaction, and discussion.

Applicants must have ability to plan, organize and deliver instruction to meet individual and group needs utilizing state guidelines and division curriculum. Exhibits considerable knowledge of learning theory, curriculum and best practices in working with gifted student. Acts in the best interests of students and models appropriate behaviors in all professional interactions.

Essential Duties

    • Plans daily instructional activities for all students, demonstrating knowledge of subject matter and using state Standards of Learning and the curriculum of the district' gifted program
    • Uses current student, school and division data to plan instruction
    • Develops formative and summative tests, using multiple tools to assess student learning on an ongoing basis, and alters instruction to meet group and individual needs
    • Maintains order within the classroom and school with proactive classroom management and a well-organized learning environment
    • Maintains records of student performance and attendance, and communicates this effectively with students and their parents
    • Selects, requisitions, and uses a variety of instructional materials to stimulate learning and meet the needs of gifted students
    • Communicates and coordinates instruction with other staff (special ed, gifted, remediation staff, volunteers, etc.) relative to student learning
    • Stays abreast of current educational trends and best practices as these relate to classroom instruction and effective schools
    • Maintains professional manner when interacting with students, parents, patrons, community agencies and colleagues
    • Incorporates and models appropriate use of Technology to support instruction and student learning
    • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

A valid professional teaching certificate is required with an endorsement in Middle School Science. Gifted education endorsement preferred.

Additional Information

This vacancy is for the 2023-24 school year.

Minimum *annual starting salary: $54,602 Bachelors, $57,223 Masters, $59,970 Doctorate.
Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by the school.

How To Apply

To be considered for this vacancy, you should upload three (3) written references , your college transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice at this point), and a copy of your teaching license onto our online application platform located at .
Mailing Address:
Henrico County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
P. O. Box 23120
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

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Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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