Middle School Computer Science Teacher and Makerspace Coordinator
Job Details
Hackley School - TARRYTOWN, NY

Summary of Responsibilities

The Middle School Computer Science Teacher is responsible for teaching students to become proficient and comfortable with utilizing age appropriate technological tools and programming concepts. Additional responsibilities include a focus on Maker project collaboration with the K-12 faculty and nurturing interdisciplinary learning opportunities as a means of expression, presentation, communication, and research.

Reporting Structure

The Middle Computer Science Teacher reports to the Middle School Director and the K-12 Computer Science Department Chair.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design and implement an innovative, interactive, engaging, and evolving computer science curriculum with a strong focus on computational thinking, programming logic, digital fluency, and citizenship

  • Lead teaching sections based on faculty strengths, cross-divisional, and department need that foster a variety of technological skills while utilizing educational technology and computer science platforms, with proficiency in MacOS

  • Create an inclusive and engaging classroom environment that employs effective and differentiated teaching strategies and assessments to support diverse levels of technical ability and skill sets

  • Maintain organization and inventory management of the Makerspace

  • Develop, support and coordinate programs including, but not limited to:

    • pairing of Middle School students with Lower/Upper School Computer Science students

    • the initiative to work, plan, and partner with K-12 colleagues to incorporate Maker projects that complement curricula in meaningful and authentic ways challenging students to combine classroom concepts with new skills (fabrication, electronics design, welding, programming).

  • Support the growth of the Computer Science Departments K-12 instructional program and inform the development of the Center for Creative Arts and Technology Makerspace alongside the Computer Science Department Chair.

  • Demonstrate active, positive, and professional participation in faculty meetings and effective, eager engagement with students, families, colleagues, and administration

  • Participate in ongoing professional development related to emerging technologies, curriculum design, and pedagogies relevant to computer science and the impact current trends have on Middle School students

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least five years' experience in education, as well as a Bachelor's or Master's degree and a successful track record of designing and implementing technology curricula

  • Experience utilizing project-based learning and design thinking

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team

  • Demonstrative, instinctive aptitude, and broad knowledge of Maker tools and computer science education, including age appropriate programming languages, curricula, computer functionality, and educational technology tools including, but not limited to: Schoology, Scratch, Processing, Blockly, LEGO Robotics, Google Suite, Canva, Code.org, CNC machines, CAD software.

  • Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Positivity, energy, and a deep commitment to collaborating with others

  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within a school community

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation and benefits for this 10-month faculty position are competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and may include housing and tuition remission.

About Hackley School

Hackley School is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, intentionally committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. A Hackley education embraces both the open exchange of ideas and learning from varying perspectives. We challenge and support our students to grow in character and scholarship, transcend individual achievement, and redefine accomplishment.

Founded as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls approximately 840 students, including about 30 five-day boarding students in grades 9 -12. Students experience joy in the classroom and make life-long connections with each other and with our dedicated faculty, 40% of whom reside on campus. Robust extracurricular programming on our 285-acre campus creates unique opportunities for each student to learn and grow beyond the boundaries of the school day. Hackley graduates have the knowledge and confidence to pursue their passions and the drive to make a difference. Learn more about Hackley at www.hackleyschool.org.