Middle School Computer Science Teacher - One-Year Interim

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-878303
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 29, 2024
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 14, 2024
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Job Description:

The Blake School is actively seeking a passionate full time Middle School computer science teacher for the 2024-25 academic year. We're looking for a candidate who brings an enthusiasm for computer science and computational thinking, along with strong collaboration skills and a proven commitment to learner-centered pedagogy and creating environments for wonder and awe. This is a one-year, interim position.

Our ideal candidate is someone who embodies a forward-thinking approach to education, understanding the importance of equipping learners with flexible ways of thinking. They recognize that in an interconnected world, it's essential for students to not only master technical skills but also to cultivate adaptability and resilience. Additionally, they recognize the value of fostering meaningful connections across differences, ensuring that all students feel included and empowered to thrive in diverse environments. Collaborating closely with other members of the PK-12 computer science department, this individual will play a key role in shaping the future of our Middle School computer science program, preparing students to navigate and excel in an ever-evolving world. 

As part of this team you would:

  • Teach computational thinking skills through the lens of computer science to students in grades 6-8 in quarter-long classes

  • Collaborate with other members of the computer science department as well as divisional faculty to develop cross-curricular experiences

  • Model a love of learning and foster an environment that invites all students to participate in exploration and innovation

In addition to teaching responsibilities, Middle School faculty actively engage with the broader community, advising students, participating in school events and contributing to various committees and meetings. If you're ready to inspire the next generation of innovators and make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to join us at Blake.

The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately and will continue to welcome applications. Blake covers the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Experience and Skills:

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,331 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and core 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