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STEM Ed Announcement: Math/Science Position
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Math/Science Position
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:06:47 -0500
This is not a UMass position.
Contact information is below.
Mathematics Teacher (preferably with a physics or other science background)
or Physics Teacher (with mathematics teaching experience)
Grades: 6 - 12
Job beginning: August 24, 2015
Meridian is seeking a full-time Mathematics and science teacher excited
about the opportunity to teach and co-teach integrated
Math/Science/Technology classes. Candidates should have experience bringing
a broad, intellectual perspective to their work and be excited about the
opportunity to work with other M/S/T teachers to continue to develop our
seven-year curriculum. To see a sample of our current course offerings,
please visit http://www.meridianacademy.org/learning_at_meridian/mst.htm.
Meridian Academy is an urban, economically diverse, intentionally small,
independent secondary school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston,
MA. Class sizes are 16 or fewer students and the school is growing to its
final size of 90 students.
Meridian's curriculum is interdisciplinary and project-based. Mathematics,
science, and engineering are taught in core, integrated courses. Student
problem-posing is the starting point for problem-solving and long-term
original research and learning. Classes are lengthy to support in-depth
" Teaching and co-teaching 3 integrated classes. Create activities
that help students develop academic skills, make connections between ideas,
master essential knowledge, and grow in their curiosity and creativity.
" Modeling for students what original research is like; mentoring
students one-on-one with their research projects.
" Advising students and communicating with their families.
" Developing and implementing methods of assessment that accurately
reflect each student's progress with skills, content, and habits of mind.
" Using the broader resources of Boston and its environs as an
" Preferred: Two or more years teaching mathematics and/or physics or
engineering at the secondary level. Candidates without experience may be
considered for an internship position with extensive, structured
professional development support.
" A bachelor's degree in mathematics and/or physics.
" In addition to mathematics studies, an academic background and
interest in science, in particular physics, chemistry, astronomy, and/or
" A flexible and energetic personality that can work productively in a
changing and growing school environment.
" Strong interpersonal skills when working with diverse students and
families. Ability to participate in shared decision-making that invites
everyone to contribute to the improvement of the school.
" Experience and/or interest in working with both middle and high
school age students.
How to Apply:
" Read this posting and then consult our website to learn more about
the school and to gain a fuller picture of the goals and philosophy of
" Send a resume and cover letter describing your teaching philosophy and a
discussion of some of your work with students (examples of project-based
efforts are welcome) by email to Joshua Abrams at
Head of School
Curiosity o Creativity o Community
54 Brookside Avenue
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
Meridian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color,
national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap in
administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring, and
other school-administered programs.
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