Lower School 4th & 5th Grade Science Opening

Exemplary teachers are Barstow’s greatest asset. The Grades 4 & 5 Science Candidate must possess enthusiasm and creativity and must exhibit pride in their profession and competency in their subject matter. In all aspects of life, candidates must be conscious of their position as role models for all students.
Successful candidates will combine a caring and understanding attitude with consistency, fairness, and patience. Ever conscious of the child’s self-esteem, they should be generous with praise and demonstrate an awareness of the developmental stages of their students, thus fostering mutual respect.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
  • have an expansive and expert understanding of science and scientific topics.
  • have experience teaching in an elementary school setting.
  • have an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and child development.
  • demonstrate excellent skills in all aspects of science education.
  • possess flexibility in both implementing best learning practices and pursuing success for each student.
  • possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences.
  • enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas.
  • invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom.
  • practice patience and empathy with young children.
  • have excellent communication skills.
  • be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional growth.
Candidates should be aware of current best teaching practices and be prepared to engender a passion for science in their students.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a Barstow Employment Application to Director of Lower School, Todd Nelson, at todd.nelson@barstowschool.org.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri and founded in 1884, The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community.  As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”
The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.
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