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Biology Teacher

Verbum Dei High School

Posted 5/15/2017 until 6/30/2017

Description:

​Overview:

Verbum Dei is a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory high school, complemented by our corporate internship program, serving young men of Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. We develop self-confident gentlemen who are intellectually motivated, spiritual, contemplative, and courageous in their pursuit of a more humane and just world.

As a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, our school operates a unique Corporate Internship Program where every students works 5 days a month in a corporate environment to help pay for the cost of their education, thus keeping tuition affordable.  We are firmly committed to preparing our students for college by providing an academically rigorous program in a safe environment.  In the past two years, 70% of our graduates went to four-year colleges and universities and 30% went on to two-year colleges.  We are looking for a dynamic individual who is dedicated to urban, Catholic education to join our dedicated faculty and open our students’ eyes to the wonders of science. Please visit our website at www.verbumdei.us to learn more about Verbum Dei.


Job Description:  

The employee will teach 4 sections of regular biology, 1 section of honors biology. Verbum Dei High School Math and Science departments have been trained on the MAST (Math and Science Teaching) system, which originated at Loyola Marymount University. The MAST system is designed to increase student engagement and achievement in Math and Science. The employee will be required to actively participate to Professional Developments to engage in the MAST system and develop lessons and activities MAST compliant. 


Requirements:

​Minimum Qualifications:  

Candidates must have previous experience teaching biology in a high school setting (student teaching is ok).  

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field

Knowledgeable, sensitive, and inclusive of all cultures, in particular those served by Verbum Dei and of the local community.


Desirable Qualifications:

Masters degree and/or California Teaching Credential 

Previous experience teaching science in an urban environment 

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required

A passion for the teaching profession and working with young people 

Mission-oriented to provide a quality education in a Catholic setting


Additional Duties: 

Additional duties include weekly yard duty, proctoring, study hall monitoring, after-school tutoring and substitute teaching. All Verbum Dei teachers need to feel comfortable with, and actively participate in, the spiritual and co-curricular aspects of the school.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Maribel Andrade, Principal’s Assistant, mandrade@verbumdei.us.



Information/Application Contact:

Verbum Dei High School
11100 South Central Ave
Los Angeles CA 90059
E-Mail: mandrade@verbumdei.us
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