CATS Academy is a private boarding High School that offers a range of school programs. At the heart of our ethos is the recognition of the fact that everyone is different. Our personalized approach to learning ensures students achieve the best grade possible, and working in partnership, we help them prepare for and select the best degree program at the best university to suit their personal strengths and career aspirations.
CATS Academy is a division of Cambridge Education Group (CEG), which has been delivering the highest quality academic, creative and English language programs since 1952.
The CATS Academy full-time teacher teaches a full course load, defined as five classes and up to three preparations, serves as an advisor, and satisfies extracurricular (activities/athletics) responsibilities as defined by the administration. Full-time teachers are expected to plan, prepare, and teach well-developed lessons that enthuse and inspire students and promote their enjoyment of learning. They effectively and appropriately differentiate instruction so as to meet all student learning styles with an appreciation for student learning differences. Full-time teachers provide all students, but especially their advisees, with educational guidance and general counselling in a supportive manner that recognizes individual student needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a guide to the scope of the role of a Full-Time Teacher. It is not a complete list of all duties and may vary when necessary to match the skill set of the position holder and/or the needs of the Academy.
- Register student attendance on a daily, class by class basis in a timely manner and supervise student behavior in accordance with the Student Handbook.
- Write reports on student academic and personal progress with clear formative comments and targets as to how to improve work by the deadlines given and provide assignments, grades and feedback on assessments on a timely basis using school designated software (Canvas).
- Develop course work, materials and resources as directed by the Director of Academics using school designated curriculum
- Design and administer a range of lesson materials and assessments that reflect an awareness of different learning styles and language skills.
- Support and implement the advisory curriculum and House program as designated by the Director of Student Affairs.
About the Position
CATS Academy Boston, an innovative international boarding college preparatory school for grades 8-12, seeks a full-time Physics or Engineering teacher for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year and beyond. Successful candidates will have a degree in the field and secondary school teaching experience. Responsibilities include teaching five sections, developing curriculum, and working as part of a collaborative department. Experience in broader STEM subjects, including Environmental Science and Biotech Engineering, is an asset. Other responsibilities include serving as an advisor, sponsoring a club and/or activity, and participating broadly in the life of the school. CATS Academy Boston seeks and supports diversity in its faculty and staff and seeks candidates who will contribute and support to our school culture. Most of our students are advanced English Language learners, coming from dozens of countries across the world.
Our Program and Ideal Candidate
Our science curriculum encourages students to explore the universe and how it functions. We emphasize observation, analysis, and communication skills at every level. Technology is heavily integrated to allow our students to gather and analyze data and contribute to relevant issues in the field. The ideal candidate will be an innovative educator with deep content knowledge and a passion for science, an understanding of and love for working with students in grades 8-12, using the best pedagogical practices. The ideal candidate will be an effective collaborator with a high-performing, fun-loving department, and faculty.
· Teach five science classes to multiple grade levels
· Develop an inclusive classroom culture that supports the social and emotional well-being of all students
· Serve as advisor to a small group of students
· Communicate with students, agents, and parents in a timely, constructive manner
· Participate in curriculum development and review, including the proposing and teaching new science electives as appropriate
· Collaborate and communicate regularly with other faculty, administration, and parents about the academic, social, and emotional health of students
· Participate in the professional life of the school by attending meetings, serving on committees, and carrying out other duties as directed
· Engage in the life of the school community outside of the classroom
· Participate in the Science and Technology Department events such as the Science Fair
· Bachelor’s degree in related science required; advanced degree preferred
· Effectively differentiates instruction and can successfully use a variety of teaching strategies to meet students’ needs
· Can provide references to teaching qualifications
· Routinely reflects on their lessons, seeks feedback, and has desire to continually grow their teaching practices
· Has proven track record of creating equitable and inclusive curriculum and learning environments
· Uses technology thoughtfully and creatively to enhance teaching and learning
· Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
- Preference will be given to applicants with coaching experience
As part of your role within the Academy, you will also be expected to:
- Safeguard the welfare of all students for whom the school is responsible.
- Adhere to standards and procedures detailed in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
- Attend academic, departmental, and school meetings when required and attend/deliver professional development sessions as directed.
- Attend school events (concerts, plays, sports contests, etc.) whenever possible that promote school spirit and support advisees.
- Weekend duties as determined by the head of school, as needed.
- Satisfy extracurricular responsibilities as defined by the administration.
- Log requests for absences from work (sick days, personal days, special leaves, etc.) in school designated software (ADP).
- Participate in an annual performance evaluation process.
- Promote a positive work experience for all Academy employees.
- Assist in providing a professional and welcoming environment for all visitors to the Academy.
- Comply with any reasonable request from the Head to undertake other work not listed above.
Ethics and Behavior:
You will be expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behavior both inside and outside the Academy. In particular, you must:
- Treat students with dignity and build relationships with them rooted in mutual respect.
- Model the behaviors you expect of students in your own behavior.
- Remember that safeguarding student safety and well-being is of primary importance.
- Maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.
- Understand and act according to relevant Academy policies and/or national or local statutory frameworks.