MS Science, Fall Semester '23

Chadwick School | Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Posted Date 5/22/2023


Science teacher with previous experience and deep understanding of and interest in student-centered and experiential instructional practices and backward design curriculum planning from August-December 2023.


Department members work closely to create a coherent learning experience that has been designed to prepare students for lifelong learning as global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead. Each teacher also serves as a faculty advisor to students, participates in the life of the school outside of the classroom, and engages in professional development and learning.  


Chadwick’s mission-driven program focuses on academic excellence, exemplary character, and self-discovery through experience and is based on the Core Values of compassion, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility and the Chadwick Core Competencies: critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, character, courage, and cultural competence.



  • Teach 4 Middle School science sections of 15-20 students.
  • Oversee an advisory group of students.
  • Positively and actively contribute to the life of the school (i.e. afternoon programming, coaching, etc).
  • Create an inclusive classroom environment of mutual respect and rapport; incorporate anti-bias practices into the classroom culture and apply Chadwick's shared equitable assessment and grading practices.
  • Apply principles of backward design (UbD) to course and unit curriculum. 
  • Collaborate to plan curriculum around shared learning outcomes, skill sequences, content knowledge, and enduring understandings and essential questions.
  • Use a variety of instructional techniques to engage students in active, experiential learning.
  • Integrate technology into lessons, including the use of laptops and Google platforms.
  • Use Chadwick principles of assessment and grading to assess, record, and provide feedback on student learning and next steps.
  • Submit grades, checklists, and student comments as instructed and on time.
  • Keep information systems up to date, including class calendars, gradebooks, and course online sites.
  • Demonstrate an ability to proactively reflect on and participate in discussions around identity, race, and issues of social justice.
  • Attend all relevant department and faculty meetings and school events, including new faculty training, professional development, and student orientations before school starts, back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, assemblies, graduation, etc.).
  • Engage in new faculty orientations and training throughout the year.
  • Cover classes for absent colleagues as requested.
  • Supervise students as assigned, such as chaperoning, lunchtime supervision, and study hall.
  • Read and follow employment policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Read and follow academic policies outlined in the relevant division Handbook.
  • Communicate promptly and professionally with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Be on campus from 7:45 am until 3:45 pm on days when school is in session.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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