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Applying for Position:
3RD-5TH GRADE STEAM TEACHER
The Carey School,
San Mateo, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

The Carey School, a PreK to 5 independent school in San Mateo, California seeks an experienced educator for a grades 3-5 STEAM teaching position. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience. This role entails integrating grades 3-5 science content with making and engineering skills to create a hands on, explorative science experience. This dynamic and exciting course is taught in our flexible “thinkering” lab, often in partnership with the PK2 maker/thinkering teacher. As a specialist teacher for grades 3-5, this teacher works closely with our PK2 science teacher and our PK2 maker/thinkering teacher to take discreet skills taught in those classes in the lower grades and deeply integrate them in grades 3-5.

As a member of the science team, the “thinkering” team and the 3-5 grade level teams, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience collaborating with colleagues, designing inquiry-based curriculum and integrating content areas. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues and an ability to lead as well as contribute to new ideas and projects. As a teaching community, The Carey School teachers value collaboration and regular communication to both create integrated projects as well as monitor and support students, the ideal candidate will have an aptitude for this close communication and will be able to quickly contribute to our faculty endeavors. A true fondness for challenging and engaging students, as well as previous experience with the Next Generation Science Standards and the principles of making, the design process and elementary engineering skills are a must. A t Carey, we work to create classroom communities that support learners in becoming joyful, engaged, thoughtful, meta-cognitive learners that can make their thinking visible. Candidates must have a strong understanding of children’s developmental level and practice utilizing differentiated instruction strategies to meet the needs of all learners. The Carey School is committed to being an inclusive environment that supports the social emotional growth of all constituents and seeks candidates who value this endeavor. Interested applicants please send a cover letter, that addresses your ability to fulfill the above job qualifications.

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