Computer Science Teacher (Open until filled)

Job Title: Computer Science Teacher
Employer: Edgewood High School
Location: 2219 Monroe Street, Madison WI
Deadline: Open until filled
How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to HR@edgewoodhs.orgor mail to 2219 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 Attn: Human Resources

About the Position:

Edgewood High School is seeking a qualified Computer Science teacher to build a computer science department for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The computer science courses include Computer Science 1, Computer Science 2, and AP Computer Science Principles.

This is a 40-60% time position for the 2023-2024 school year. Work hours are Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm during the school term (mid-August through the end of May).

Additional attendance will be required at in-service days, retreats, student orientation says, grading days, finals week, faculty & departmental meetings, Edgewood in the Community, Back-to-School Night, New Student Induction, Graduation, open houses, Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, and Registration Day.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate breadth of knowledge in computer science and a willingness to expand disciplinary studies.
  • Show interest in professional growth and learning by actively seeking professional educational opportunities.
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues on best teaching practices emphasizing authentic, relevant learning, refining curriculum, establishing skill-based assessments, and building student relationships
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by clear communication of relevant learning targets, routines and procedures, establishing strong relationships with students, and building an environment of respect and rapport.
  • Assess student learning in class and on submitted work, responding to student confusion, offering multiple opportunities to progress toward mastery of standards, and providing meaningful, actionable feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required for accreditation and school policies.
  • Participate in department, school, administration, and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Prepare classroom for class activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  • Supervision as homeroom assistant, commons, study hall, or hall monitoring.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or more up to 10 pounds.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • BA/BS degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching
  • Wisconsin State certification in teaching in the appropriate subject area
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, state, and Dominican Order
  • This job operates in a professional school environment, which routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
  • Competencies include: student-centered commitment to teaching, communication proficiency, decision making, personal effectiveness/credibility, stress management/composure, learning orientation, time management, and reliable attendance