~Teacher – Biology (9-12)

Michelle

Website Bishop Lynch High School

Biology Teacher Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt

MISSION
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.

SUMMARY
A Biology Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).

SKILLS REQUIRED
Qualified candidates will be able to perform the following duties at an exemplary level:
• Effectively teach Biology using results driven methods.
• Exemplify the core values of a Bishop Lynch faculty member: Faithful, Caring, Dedicated
• Exemplify a “team player” spirit with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Create and deliver engaging lessons to diverse groups of students at all levels
• Demonstrate ability to incorporate relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate as an active member of the Bishop Lynch community
• Demonstrate exceptional organization and classroom management skills
• Possess the ability to be a compassionate and confident leader
• Continue commitment to increasing cultural competency by valuing and respecting the diverse cultural differences among members of the Bishop Lynch community
• Be flexible, adaptable, and open to new learning and growth
JOB EXPECTATIONS
• Collaborate and work effectively with other members of the Science department and make curricular modifications accordingly to ensure student success
• Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans that facilitate active learning and academic growth, and analyze academic results
• Develop lesson plans, class activities, homework, and assessments that are in accordance with established
procedures and adhere to Bishop Lynch curriculum standards
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in accordance with the rules of the Bishop Lynch Student Handbook
• Provide appropriate and timely feedback on student work by maintaining accurate and complete records of students’ performance and growth
• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and other assignments
• Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
• Engage in ongoing professional development
• Establish and maintain effective communication with parents, students, administrators, and colleagues
• Complete all required reports, records, and documents in a timely manner
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate in extracurricular activities such as department service projects, social activities, sporting events, and student organizations as directed
• Participate in school liturgies and assemblies
• Actively support and embrace the house system by serving as a mentor or co-mentor
• Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Science department and Bishop Lynch

QUALIFICATIONS
• A Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Biology and 12 college credit hours in Education or a composite science certification
• Relevant teaching experience in a classroom; versatility to teach other science courses strongly preferred
• Demonstrated competency in Biology with extensive knowledge of Biology curriculum and instruction
• Desire to be held accountable for student academic growth and academic results
• Experience and interest in developing innovative uses of technology in the classroom
• Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague
• Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior while maintaining a professional manner
• Ability to demonstrate poise, empathy, tact, and diplomacy
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to discern between competing priorities, separating what is essential from what is non-essential
• Working knowledge or experience with Blackboard (or other LMS) is a plus

Qualified candidates should email their resume to [email protected].