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 850 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 looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and proactive educator, with a passion for working with middle school age students. Candidates should have a strong background teaching science using inquiry-based methodology, and a knowledge of basic earth, physical and life science content. This position requires collaborative work with faculty within the Science Department. We seek candidates who 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 enhances a student’s knowledge of science. * Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs. * Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills. * Collaborate and plan on a regular basis with the other colleagues on the grade level team. * Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning. * Participate in departmental level, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities. * Advise a small group of students and hold conferences with students and parents. * Provide time to mentor, tutor and assist students who may need extra help. * Grade papers, projects and post grades in a timely manner. * Communicate with parents regarding a student’s progress in the classroom. * Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Background: * Possess a Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree in Science, Science Education or related field. Current teaching certification with a concentration in Science is required. * Accomplished teacher of science with student-centered pedagogy. * Holds a current teaching certification in the state of Virginia or in a reciprocal state. * Technology proficiency is essential including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors preferably in an Apple environment. Proficiency with Google Educational Apps, Blackbaud and FA Web preferred, but not required. * Effective in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance learning. * 5 or more years teaching experience preferred.
Required Skills: * Familiarity with teaching 21st Century and possesses a student centered outlook. * Understanding of 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. * Represents the school positively in the community. * Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and oral. * Understand the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues. * Work collaboratively not only with teachers within the department but also school-wide. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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