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Upper School Computer Science Teacher

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Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth, TX

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Upper School Computer Science

 

 

Fort Worth Country Day seeks an experienced Computer Science educator to support and enhance Fort Worth Country Day’s Computer Science community.  Reporting to the Head of Upper School, the successful candidate will:

 

  • Be energized by working with upper school aged students
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create cross-curriculum opportunities that enhance student learning
  • Demonstrate classroom management skills that emphasize mutual respect and positive reinforcement
  • Participate fully in the life of the school
  • Be a team player who works well with others in the division and throughout the JK-12 technology program
  • Represent the school in a favorable manner to all communities
  • Be flexible, positive and punctual in the performance of all duties
  • Engage in continual self-improvement
  • Articulate a clear vision for Computer Science education from JK through 12th grade
  • Be able to promote and model the FWCD Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)

 

This position is responsible for existing sections of Computer Science Principles (AppInventor), Art and Code (Processing), AP Computer Science, Data Structures and independent study projects.  Opportunities to expand into the areas of gaming design, robotics and web programming are available.  Experience in electronics, engineering, or Arduino single-board microcontrollers is desirable, but not required.

 

FWCD expects its faculty to work effectively with the grade level teams and the curricular departments, to demonstrate a wide range of lesson presentation techniques in order to meet the needs of a variety of college bound students.  Each faculty member advises ten to twelve students and is expected to lead students in extracurricular duties including, but not limited to, sponsoring a student group, serving in the school’s summer programs, coordinating co-curricular summer trips, or coaching athletics. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a computer-related field and will have a background in object-oriented programming
  • Have experience teaching AP Computer Science in the Java programming language
  • Experience with teaching high school students
  • A sense of humor
  • A generous spirit and positive attitude
  • Experience as a student advisor/mentor
  • The ability to demonstrate a wide range of presentation techniques in order to adapt activities for different learning styles and abilities
  • An ability to demonstrate commitment to student success by offering opportunities outside normal school hours
  • A thoughtful approach to intercultural communication
  • A thoughtful approach to inclusion of underrepresented groups and knowledge

 

All employees of FWCD must:

  • Model the School’s core values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
  • Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
  • Collaborate and work well with colleagues and parents
  • Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
  • Embody and communicate the Schools defining statements, mission, philosophy and inclusivity statement
  • Be an enthusiastic lifelong learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth

 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Statement of Inclusivity:

Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. The ideal candidate should possess a thoughtful approach and knowledge of intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and performance, and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School.

 

The FWCD Inclusivity Statement confirms: We believe that understanding and respecting differences not only inspires compassion and empathy, but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity. We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that comprise and enhance our learning environment. We commit to sustaining and growing an intentionally inclusive community.

 

About Fort Worth Country Day and the City of Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth in 2018.

 

Fort Worth Country Day is a co-ed, junior kindergarten through grade 12 college-preparatory day school with approximately 1,100 students and 250 faculty and staff. The School seeks to promote inclusivity and retain a diverse faculty. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.

 

Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 12 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School is available at www.fwcd.org.

 

 

The search to fill this position will begin immediately.  Employment begins in August 2024 in preparation of the 2024-2025 school year.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and names of professional references to:

 

 

Peggy Wakeland

Upper School Division Head

Fort Worth Country Day     

4200 Country Day Lane

Fort Worth, TX 76109

peggy.wakeland@fwcd.com