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Job Posting: Elementary Science Teacher

6 Jun 2022 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Description

Elementary Science Teacher (1.0)

Nantucket Elementary School
Nantucket Public Schools

Job Summary: Nantucket Public Schools seeks [1] dynamic Elementary Science Teacher at Nantucket Elementary School. The Elementary Science Teacher will collaborate with grade-level teachers (grades K, 1, and 2) around the science curriculum.  They will co-plan each unit with the grade-level teachers so that some lessons are facilitated by the Science Teacher and some by the grade-level teachers.  Specifically, the Science Teacher will facilitate one science lesson per week per teacher.  The Science Teacher will also design curricular extensions that will make the science lessons relevant to the Nantucket community.  They will reach out to key community stakeholders and arrange for guest speakers and field trips.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience in elementary science teaching required

  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Science and NGSS

  • Teaching position requires a BA or BS, MA certification or the ability to be certified in MA

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in elementary school science teaching 

  • Passion for teaching science

  • Strong science and technology/engineering content knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of the science and engineering practices

  • Ability to assess learning using a variety of methods

  • Strong foundation in student-centered and culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • SEI endorsement

  • Ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrating appropriate long and short term preparation for classroom instruction using Smithsonian Science for the Classroom units and lessons as well as developing opportunities that extend the learning into the Nantucket community

  • Coordinating with grade level teachers (grades K, 1, and 2) to determine which lessons and hands-on experiences within a unit the STEM Teacher will teach/support

  • Planning and facilitating lessons for each grade K, 1, and 2 class on a weekly basis

  • Designing science lessons that extend the learning to the Nantucket community, including guest speakers and field trips

  • Holding high expectations for all students and serving as a facilitator of student learning

  • Organizing and using a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each student, individually and in group settings

  • Continuously assessing student progress, providing students and parents with specific feedback, and using the results to adjust instruction as needed

  • Collaborating with colleagues to examine student data, plan curriculum, and ensure appropriate learning experiences for all students

  • Collaborating with the STEM Director and completing other duties and professional responsibilities determined by administration

Contact Information:

Amanda Bardsley

STEM Director

Nantucket Public Schools


508-228-7285 x 1152

Kimberly Kubisch

NES Principal

Nantucket Public Schools


508-228-7290 x 2101

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