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Upper School Physics and Math Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/19/2020
School Name Cascades Academy of Central Oregon
City, State Bend, OR 
Posted 12/19/2019

Upper School Physics and Math Teacher

Cascades Academy is seeking an experienced upper school (grades 9 - 12) physics and math teacher to join our upper school team.

Cascades Academy is an independent pre-k through 12th-grade day school located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award­-winning 39­-acre campus located on the Deschutes River.

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy upper school program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond.

Candidates must be qualified to teach the following courses:

  • Physics
  • Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry
  • Environmental Science (if possible)
  • Calculus (if possible)

Candidates who are not qualified to teach calculus or environmental science are still encouraged to apply.


  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching upper school (grades 9­-12) including physics labs
  • A passion for teaching math and science
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other upper school teachers
  • A commitment to experiential learning and field-based education
  • A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff


General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, trip leadership and supervision, and general engagement with the entire school.

Reports to: Upper School Head

Start Date: August 19, 2020

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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