Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Temporary Teacher (Feb - Apr 2017), Branson School, CA


Physics Teacher
The Branson School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 320 students grades 9-12, is located in Marin County, California. Branson, established in 1920, prides itself on fostering nurturing relationships with students while maintaining high academic standards. The faculty values collaboration, professional development, reflection, and continual exploration of good teaching. Branson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty community an admirable esprit de corps, a positive attitude about their students and their work, and a notable lack of cynicism.

Branson is seeking a temporary Physics teacher to teach three senior Physics classes from late February through April 7. Topics covered during this period include units on periodic motion and waves, sound and music, and light. The curriculum will be project based. Ideal candidates will enthusiastically support student learning and convey a love of science; meet with students outside of class to support their learning; be open to feedback from the Science Department Chair and the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs; have strong communication skills, a sense of humor, and a commitment to collegiality.

Two or three years of teaching experience is a plus, but we will give serious consideration to a recent graduate with strong academic credentials and a history of working with high school students.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Karen Whitaker,

Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, and Kathy Soave, Science Department Chair, at Karen_whitaker@branson.org and Kathy_soave@branson.org.

Branson actively seeks applications from all qualified candidates. Branson does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or identification, gender, or sexual orientation.