Middle School Computer Science Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-796567
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 05, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: August 17, 2022
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic, full-time Grade 6-8 Computer Science Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of computer science and computational thinking, strong collaboration skills and a demonstrated commitment to using learner-centered pedagogy. Blake launched the Middle School computer science program in fall 2021 to complement our Lower and Upper School programs, and we seek candidates with a desire and a capacity to continue to shape the Middle School program and to design curriculum to meet the needs of students. Middle School faculty regularly engage with the broader community experience by advising students, chaperoning school events and participating in school meetings, committees and events.

Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities. 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Dec. 15 and welcomes applications after that date as well. Blake will cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Experience and Skills:

Preferred qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in or extensive experience with computer science principles and practices
  • Experience teaching computer science principles to Middle School students, whether in or out of a school setting
  • Intercultural competence: the ability to recognize and bridge differences of perspective, identity and lived experience

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,366 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE