Grades 7 - 8 Science Teacher for the 2024-2025 School Year

School Name: St. Michael’s School

Location: 15542 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064

Reports to: Principal

Employment Type: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $55,000- $70,000

The Diocese of San Diego is seeking a qualified, experienced and passionate educator who is deeply committed to developing Christ-centered, forward-thinking leaders to serve our future Church and our world. St. Michael's School is a parish school located in San Diego, California. The Science Teacher will plan instruction, teach, differentiate, motivate, inspire and assess the learning of Grades 7 and 8 students in the principles of physical and biological sciences, as well as the scientific and engineering design processes. The candidate will promote a high quality, personalized education program that reflects the California State Next Generation Science Standards and incorporates STEM projects throughout the curriculum. The candidate will plan instruction and teach a STEM Elective. The candidate will work collaboratively with math teachers on grade level, long-term projects.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of methods, materials and techniques used to teach physical sciences (Grade 7), biological sciences (Grade 8) and STEM
  • Develops and presents lessons that demonstrate planning and preparation and are consistent with the school’s course of study, the California Next Generation Science Standards, and Visible Learning pedagogy
  • Uses a variety of instructional techniques and materials, which are appropriate to meet the needs of all students and understands the value of differentiating instruction
  • Administers periodic assessments to evaluate and improve each student’s academic skills and social growth
  • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are safe, fully engaged and learning
  • Collaborates with resource staff for the purpose of attaining goals designated in students’ IEPs and 504 plans
  • Assesses students’ science and engineering skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administrations regarding students’ progress, expectations. and goals
  • Maintains a neat and clean classroom/lab environment.
  • Participates and is a contributing member of the St. Michael’s Middle School team for the purpose of improving students’ appreciation and love of science
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities and collaborates with the administration and peers for the purposes of improving the quality of student outcomes and planning curriculum in science
  • Coordinates regular communication with parents regarding their children’s performance

Administrative/ Other Responsibilities:

  • Return voice-mail/e-mail messages in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom
  • Demonstrate a respectful demeanor with staff, students, and parents
  • Observe utmost confidentiality regarding parent, student, staff information/conversations
  • Supervise playground and other areas of duty as the role may require
  • Other duties as assigned

Religious Qualifications:

  • Active, practicing Roman Catholic (preferred)
  • Basic Catechetical Certification (preferred)
  • Respects and understands a Catholic school philosophy

Professional Qualifications:

  • Possess a cleared California multiple subject teaching credential (preferred)
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clear criminal background check (a clear Livescan for the Diocese of San Diego is a condition of employment)
  • Experience teaching in an elementary school classroom
  • Positive professional references and recommendations

Physical Requirements:

To successfully meet the needs of the students in his/her care, the teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the day standing in the classroom. While standing the teacher will frequently hold objects they are working with or demonstrating
  • Sit on an occasional basis when developing lesson plans, grading, etc.
  • Walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver in tight spaces between desks. Walk on both even and uneven surfaces
  • Deal with students while kneeling or squatting, stooping, or bending
  • Reach at, below, or above shoulder height with the dominant upper extremity; may require trunk or neck rotation to look back at the class
  • Assist in moving children's desks and chairs to change the layout of the classroom to influence the learning situation. It is occasionally necessary to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds from the office to classrooms

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to be inside the classroom. The employee is required to be mobile to, from, and within the classroom and preschool environment, as well as maneuver throughout the school facility to attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events. The employee may be required to conduct trips to, from, and within various city and county-wide locations to attend trainings or workshops.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

St. Michael's School, as part of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.