Middle School Science Teacher

Middle School Science Teacher

2024-2025 School Year

Overview 

AIM Academy is excited to announce a position for an innovative, creative, and intellectually curious educator to join our Middle School Science Team for the 2024-2025 school year. The Science department is supported by a collaborative team of teachers, instructional leaders, and knowledgeable administrators. An ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school-level sciences (earth, life, physical, and environmental), as well as a deep understanding of culturally responsive best practices. Experience teaching students with language-based learning differences like dyslexia and dysgraphia, as well as students with processing or attention issues, is preferred.

Middle School classrooms are small by design to allow for differentiation of instruction alongside collaborative, creative, hands-on and project-based learning.  The science courses are designed around a teacher-built curriculum (not textbook-driven) that integrates multiple resources and techniques to teach scientific concepts. In addition to science vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension, writing is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum with explicit expository reading and writing instruction during the one-hour science blocks.  Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate a knowledge of exemplary language instruction (vocabulary, expository reading/writing instruction), as well as knowledge and practice supporting students’ overall executive functioning.

Since AIM Academy is dedicated to the work of equity and diversity, candidates should value engaging in open dialogue, questioning, confronting assumptions, and attuning to all voices.  We invite you to read our “Equity and Diversity Statement” located on our website at www.aimpa.org  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s degree preferred

  • PA or Private Academic Certification

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills at both the student and parent levels.

  • Ability to positively and productively relate to students

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Deep respect for children as learners and individuals

  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with students and staff

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning

  • Experience in providing responsive, evidence-based instruction to students who learn differently

  • Strong technology skills and familiarity with assistive technologies

  • Adaptive learner and self-starter

  • Sense of Humor, Patience and Flexibility

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and a copy of our EEO Self ID Form to our HR Manager, Cheryl Ferst at cferst@aimpa.org.