Upper School Teachers (Science and Math) Chemistry, Physics, Biology (with Math Backgrounds)
Lawrence Woodmere Academy Academy
Location: Woodmere, New York
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Competitive Salary and Benefits Based on Market Conditions.
Retirement Matching and Health Benefits Available.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: Teacher 2022-2
SCIENCE and Math Teachers Upper School
Teachers must have education credentials, experience, and expertise to teach any combination of the courses listed below.
Note: Science Teachers with the ability to teach Chemistry and Biology are preferred. Teachers who can teach any combination of science and additional potential Mathematics Courses (listed below) are Encouraged to Apply.
LWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
LWA does not require Covid Vaccine of staff at this time.
Send cover letter and resume directly to the Head of School, Brian O’Connell
Students will expand their knowledge of topics including molecular, cellular, and environmental biology. Each student will learn what an educated person needs to know about biology in order to thrive in this increasingly complicated and scientifically sophisticated world. Topics include: the history of biological science, the scientific method, cell structure and function, energy (including cellular respiration and photosynthesis), human physiology, taxonomy, and the five kingdom system. Representative organisms of each kingdom are investigated in relation to their anatomical structures and physiological functions. Proper laboratory technique, research and scientific writing, graphing, measuring, precise record keeping, and clear and accurate presentation of material are many of the skills stressed throughout the course. 1 LWA Credit
Chemistry / Chemistry Honors
Chemistry is the study of matter and its properties. A fundamental knowledge of chemistry is essential for an understanding of the processes we observe every day, from the freezing of a nearby lake to the cascade of reactions that makes fireworks exciting to watch. Integrated into the course are principles developed in other classes such as mathematics, biological science, and earth science. Students learn to utilize the scientific method during laboratory experiments and research projects throughout the year.
Physics / Physics Honors
Physics is a science course designed for Grade 11 and 12 students to gain an understanding of the laws and principles of the physical world, largely from a mathematical perspective. Laboratory work enhances recitation topics; students develop their ability to analyze and interpret data, graphs, and measurements and to set up and solve a variety of numerical problems. The ability to make careful observations and to clearly report these observations is stressed. Topics include vectors, Newton’s laws, momentum, gravity, wave motion, optics, electricity, and motion.
Students learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry including structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, and reactions. They perform hands-on lab investigations and use chemical calculations to solve problems. Students may opt to take the AP Chemistry test in May which is based on the full year of learning. If successful, they may be granted college credit by the college or university they attend.
Introduction to College ChemistryAlternating Semesters
As students begin their study of college chemistry, some who do not intend to become professional chemists may well wonder why they need to study chemistry. This course provides that answer: a basic understanding of chemistry is useful in a wide range of disciplines and career paths. Students discover that an understanding of chemistry helps one to make informed decisions about many issues that affect the self, the community and the world. A major goal of this course is to demonstrate the importance of chemistry in your daily life and in our collective understanding of both the physical world we occupy and the biological realm of which we are a part.
Ecology and the Environment
An introduction to basic concepts in ecology and population dynamics, their relationships to resources, and pollution. This course will include a laboratory component. This course is designed for non-science majors. Three lecture hours per week.
Geometry / Geometry Honors
Pre-Calculus / Pre-Calculus Honors
Algebra and Trigonometry for Science Majors
All teachers must have a Masters Degree.
Experience teaching in international, public, private, or charter schools preferred.
Teachers who embrace an engagement philosophy of instruction are preferred.
Teachers with technology skills or business experience are encouraged to apply.
Teachers who have a passion for creating and teaching unique electives are encouraged to apply.
Employees must be able to perform physical demands of on campus duties.
Lawrence Woodmere Academy, a 110 year old independent school, proudly educates three year old students to students in grade 12. LWA is located on a lovely suburban campus in Woodmere, Long Island, New York. We are eight minutes from JFK Airport and 40 minutes to midtown Manhattan with the Long Island Railroad stop located two blocks from our campus. Our student body is a diverse one with students coming mainly from Queens and Long Island as well as several countries around the world including China. LWA students certainly live one of our school's credos with our community "at home with the world."
Along with our rigorous academic program that meets all of our students' learning needs, LWA is an A+STEM school. We have an award winning, premier Arts program in theater, music and visual arts with students performing in our historic theater. Our dynamic STEM program enables students to explore all of the areas of STEM. LWA Upper School students participate in the Global Scholars program. We are one of 25 schools in the United States to offer this program. LWA also has a partnership with Middle States accredited St. Francis College of Brooklyn which enables our Upper School s...tudents to take up to 10 courses during their time at LWA at a significantly reduced price with students potentially earning 30 college credits by graduation. We also offer several AP courses including AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB and BC and AP US History. Students' experiences are rounded out through our well known athletic program and performing arts opportunities. In addition, we have a wide range of extra curricular activities through our Tiger Fame program as well as after school experiences. 100% of our students go on to four year colleges through our personalized college guidance program.
Class size is small with classes at between 10-15 students on average. Students are well known to teachers and staff. Students participate in our Advisory program where students have an Advisor who follows their progress and is that point person for them. Social and Emotional Learning is an important component of Advisory as well with students participating in a daily wellness program as well as a weekly program focusing on areas of childhood and adolescent development and cultural celebrations. Students are also leaders of their learning as they work on goal setting and action planning around their progress throughout the school year and lead our student voice/student led parent teacher conferences.
LWA provides a warm and nurturing experience to its students across all grades. We have a collegial atmosphere of sharing and professionalism among its teachers and staff. All who are a part of the LWA community live our school credo of veritas, integritas and servitium (truth, integrity, service).