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High School/Middle School Science Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/26/2019
School Name Park Academy
City, State Lake Oswego, OR 
Posted 06/11/2019

Job Title: High School/Middle School Science Teacher

Reports To: Head of School

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: Seeking an experienced science teacher who has demonstrated success in teaching students with learning differences, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other language-based learning differences.

The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a classroom environment where students feel safe and respected while providing access to the core curriculum through scaffolding and differentiated instruction. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of backwards mapping, authentic assessment, the Next Generation Science Standards and principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Candidates must be competent in multiple science domains for grades 6-12 including knowledge and pedagogy related to biology, chemistry, earth and physical sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Implements instructional activities that actively engage students in meaningful learning experiences using principles of Universal Design for Learning.
  2. Creates a positive affective learning environment with opportunities for social-emotional growth and support for all students.
  3. Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning differences.
  4. Maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures.
  5. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
  6. Consistently models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, and other professionals.
  7. Ensures that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
  8. Demonstrates gains in student performance.
  9. Actively participates in professional development and Professional Learning Communities.
  10. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.


Must possess a current Oregon Teaching License

Master’s degree preferred with science endorsement

Experience in multisensory instruction preferred

Experience using multiple assessments to inform instruction

Ability to collaborate with a high performing team

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software; email application, and educational technology.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Oregon teaching license; at least three years of teaching experience in a public or private setting.

Specialized Training:

Successful completion of a teacher-preparation program.

Certificates and Licenses:

Certified in content area

First Aid/CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

Experience with language-learning differences, including dyslexia

Experience with special education preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Park Academy is a small private non-profit school in Lake Oswego that serves students in grades 3-12 with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Our mission is to empower students with diverse learning challenges to reach their highest potential of giftedness, while excelling academically and becoming responsible citizens and community leaders. Visit our website at

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Full medical plan and 401K

Please submit resume via email.

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