6th grade science teacher, Tempe Preparatory Academy

6th grade science teacher



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 02, 2024

Contact Information:
Tempe Preparatory Academy
1251 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
District Website

Wayne Porter
Phone: 4808393402
District Email

Job Description:

Middle School Physical Science Teacher

Tempe Preparatory Academy is now accepting resumes to fill a vacancy in the Middle School Science department. Tempe Prep is a prestigious 6-12th grade college preparatory charter school with an emphasis on the Great Books and the Socratic Method. The current opening is for a 6th grade Physical Science teacher. 6th grade physical science covers the scientific method, units of measure, as well as foundational concepts in chemistry, physics, and oceanography. This position may also be paired with 7th grade Mathematics courses. A successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the subject area or be highly qualified in the subject matter. Although not a requirement, teaching experience is a plus.

Teaching: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate effective teaching including the use of the Socratic method (our teaching model is student-centered, and the expectation is that students are actively engaged in their education through interactions with the teacher and other students). The candidate should also possess written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to develop and deliver a challenging and innovative curriculum using adopted course maps.

Classroom Management: The candidate will be able to create, monitor and sustain a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards, and provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations. Ideally the candidate will have experience in managing young adults (ages 11-13).

Data Analysis: The candidate will be able to develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice in order to ensure the success of all students.

Student Support and School Culture: The candidate should be able to communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues as well as develop and maintain a positive and strong classroom culture.

Compensation: The salary for this position is dependent on degrees earned and teaching experience and is market competitive. Compensation also includes potential for performance pay incentive as well as full health benefits and 401(k).

Interested candidates should email résumé and completed application to Headmaster, Wayne Porter (wporter@tempeprep.org).