Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 340 students in Northwest Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time dynamic, innovative, and experienced elementary science teacher to serve grades K-4. Strong candidates will have a passion for and credentials in life science, physical science, and outdoor education with young children. Applicants with experience in integration and STEM are preferred.
Candidates must be ready to teach in an experiential lab setting that combines learning by doing and more traditional pedagogical techniques that challenge and inspire inquiry. Ideal applicants will have degrees in science and/or education and an affinity for teaching grades K-4. They will demonstrate knowledge of the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, as well as an understanding of best practices for delivering science instruction. Applicants should be familiar with and have experience in curriculum design and mapping using Understanding by Design and Next Generation Science Standards.
The Primary School science teacher works collaboratively with other science teachers at Lowell, as well as classroom teachers across multiple grade levels, in order to deliver a rigorous, integrated, theme-based curriculum.
Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and list of three references to Director of Primary School Jason Novak at email@example.com. Letters of reference are highly encouraged for this position.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About LOWELL SCHOOL
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.