School Overview: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 840 students, 175 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Job Summary: We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to teach Upper School Science to students in Grades 9 - 12. This person shall possess extensive knowledge and teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment, teaching Chemistry, Physics, Marine Biology and/or Environmental Science (regular, Honors and/or AP level). We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and proactive educator, with a passion for working with adolescents. Candidate will work full-time and possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Essential Functions: * Plan, prepare and deliver creative and effective instructional and interactive lesson plans that lead to active learning experiences and enhance a student’s knowledge of science in a student-centered classroom. * Create assignments and projects to build upon a student’s knowledge of science. * Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying learning styles. * Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills. * Provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning. * Exhibit excellent classroom management skills. * Utilize current assessment methods to guide instruction. * Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning. * Participate in departmental, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities. * Advise 8-10 students, holding conferences with students and parents, communicate with families. * Provide time to mentor, tutor and assist students who may need extra assistance. * Grade papers, projects and post grades in a timely manner. * Perform additional duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Required Education/Background: * Possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics or Secondary Education or related field. Master’s degree and current teaching certification in the State of Virginia preferred. * Accomplished teacher of Science with student-centered pedagogy. * Proficient with technology including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors, preferably in an Apple environment. * Proficient with G Suite for Edcuation Apps, Blackbaud and FA Web preferred. * 1 – 5 years teaching experience preferred.
Required Skills: * Familiarity with teaching 21st Century skills and possesses a student-centered outlook. * Understands the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment. * Ability to collaborate effectively with other science teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions. * Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child. * Takes initiative and is self-motivated and creative. * Seeks opportunities for continuous professional growth. * Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child. * Represents the school positively in the community. * Is flexible, patient, and compassionate. * Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and community. * Works collaboratively, not only with teachers in Upper School, but also with Middle and Lower School to foster a culture of growth in the theater program. * Working familiarity with technology. * Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a completed NSA employment application (form posted online), resume with references and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position to Amy Morrell, Assistant to Head of School, at email@example.com, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 750 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare... students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer