Computer Science and Technology Teacher
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
Saint Ann’s School is seeking a full-time Computer Science and Technology teacher. At Saint Ann’s, art is our religion. We love computers and technology, too, because they can be a tool to scaffold creative practice. The Saint Ann’s computer science and technology teacher must love children and know that they are born with creativity coursing through them, that they need only to be trusted and heard. This person must be a capable code writer and tinkerer and needs to have a firm understanding of the important cultural impacts that digital media and communication play in our lives and the lives of our children. Finally, our computer Science and technology teacher will have a wide knowledge of digital trends, memes, and social media platforms and be a creator and digital visionary as well as an organizational mastermind. The computer science teachers teach required computer literacy courses in third and fourth grade as well as a growing number of elective coding and tinkering classes and lead workshops in digital fluency. This person may be asked to help a student build a card-dealing robot or to discuss how cloud storage works as well as the inner workings of TikTok. This is a position for a teacher who enjoys variety and is firmly ensconced in the world of digital creation.
ABOUT SAINT ANN’S SCHOOL
Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City, known for the breadth and depth of its curriculum in academic disciplines and the visual and performing arts. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a love of learning and sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by bringing together talented teachers with creative and motivated students. Seeking to create a community rooted in trust and equity, we invite each other to take risks, pursue knowledge, and celebrate growth. Saint Ann’s is committed to centering anti-racism in the life of the school.
Design and teach Computer Science classes, including a combination of requirements and electives for third grade through high school.
Building on existing curricula, prepare and implement effective and inspiring courses to develop each student’s critical thinking skills through hands-on learning.
Collaborate with other teachers in the department to design curriculum, share resources, and evaluate the effectiveness of approaches.
Write comprehensive narrative reports for each child twice a year.
Communicate professionally and compassionately with every member of the community: students, families, and colleagues alike. attend and participate in parent conferences and school events.
Communicate regularly and effectively with Division Heads and Grade Deans about student progress.
Participate in regular reflective meetings with the Department Chair.
Participate in grade-level and school-wide meetings as needed.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Strong familiarity with the subject area.
A passion for Computer Science; creativity and flexibility in conveying complex ideas to students of all ages.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Desire to work collaboratively with lower school classroom teachers and division heads.
Ability to thrive with a great deal of independence and autonomy.
This is a full-time faculty position with a base annual salary range of $60,000-$100,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter that speaks directly to the school’s mission (you can learn more about us at https://saintannsny.org/) and a resume to [email protected]. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is May 12, 2023. Anticipated start date of mid-August, 2023.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Saint Ann's School
- 129 Pierrepont Street
- Brooklyn, New York 11201