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Computer Science Teacher

Category: Elementary Education
School: Stratford School
Location: Altadena, CA
Date Opened: Apr 29, 2024
Job ID: 5791

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Stratford School, part of Spring Education Group, is a leading independent WASC-accredited private school in California offering courses from preschool through 12th grade with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in their own way. Our proven program includes our STEAM-based curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEAM education, and we are also the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

Do you value a career in an educational community of extraordinary professionals? Then, join ours! We are currently looking for caring and energetic teachers to join our team. If you have a passion for working with children, if you provide the best education and care to students, if you work collaboratively, and if you want to learn and grow, we want you to be a part of our team.

Position Summary:

The Computer Science Teacher is responsible for the student engagement and campus leadership around the computer science curriculum program at Stratford School. This person must be professionally prepared to teach computer science to our students and support the computer science curriculum along with the ongoing education technology integration throughout the school. Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations of student engagement, success around 21st Century Learning outcomes and high academic standards of Stratford School.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Planning, supervising, and implementing the Computer Science curriculum in accordance with Stratford School standards policies, and procedures.
  • Proficient use of the various technology tools supporting the Stratford School Computer Science curriculum, around critical and computational thinking along with digital citizenship and technology literacy goals on our student outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the grade level teachers to plan and integrate the Core Knowledge curriculum, when possible and appropriate, with computer science projects.
  • Maintain a lead role at the campus around procurement, maintenance, and inventory of the technology equipment and tools in coordination with the Stratford Technology team and the campus principal.
  • Monitor, document, and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student issues, and conferencing as deemed necessary.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans and updates to the principal on status around the computer science programs.
  • Represent Stratford as the campus point person/ambassador of technology integration and computer science at their school site.
  • Participation in all school events and other special events include; Back-to-School Night, Open House, Stratford School's Annual Family Picnic, in-house training programs and Staff Meetings.
  • Establish positive guidance techniques rather than negative methods to correct and influence student behavior.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the principal, including morning arrival and departure procedures.
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.

Skills/Knowledge/Education:

Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have a BA or BS degree from an accredited or approved college or university.

Prior work experience in a classroom setting preferred.

Technical Skills/Experience

Understanding of Computer Literacy and Digital Citizenship skills
Knowledge of CSTA and other academic technology standards a plus
Able to troubleshoot to solve minor computer and connectivity issues
Proficient in Word, Excel and PPT
Prior programming experience a plus
Experience using and teaching with educational software
Experience with a variety of technology in the classroom such as computers (PC and Mac), digital projectors, document cameras, Interactive Whiteboards, and student devices

Salary Range $50,000-$60,000

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Elementary Education
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $50,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $60,000.00
  • Travel Required: No
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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