8th grade Earth science teachers, Tempe Preparatory Academy

8th grade Earth science teachers



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:

Earth Science Teacher


Tempe Preparatory Academy is now accepting resumes to fill a vacancy in the 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. Students at TPA study the major areas of science which include physical science, life science, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics.  The current opening is for a middle school Earth Science (3 classes). This position is a benefits eligible ¾ time position, but could be full time with the addition of a 7th grade Pre-Algebra class.  Middle school Earth Science includes the Earth and the solar system, meteorology, and geology. The 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. 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 14-18).


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, at wporter@tempeprep.org.