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High School Math & Science Teacher Posted May 08
Ecology Learning Center , Unity, ME
The Ecology Learning Center is a public charter school in Waldo County, Maine with the mission to deeply root students in Maine’s ecological and cultural landscapes, foster authentic real-world learning through mentorship and craft, and cultivate compassionate and resilient leaders prepared to engage in the challenges of today and tomorrow. The Ecology Learning Center opened September 1, 2020, enrolling 48 students in grades 9 and 10, and will expand to 96 students in grades 9-12 by 2022. The Center was authorized as the tenth and final charter school in Maine following a rigorous application process, and operating a successful pilot program for the past two years.

We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. Our goal is to prepare students for college and careers while focusing on rural community development and environmental stewardship.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who are team-oriented, committed to student success, and inspired by the opportunity to help launch an innovative school.

The Math and Science teacher will inspire a love for problem-solving, computation, investigation, and scientific inquiry. While the two subjects will be taught separately, each class will relate to school-wide environmental themes. The teacher will align the Math curriculum with Common Core State Standards, helping students develop knowledge in number and quantity, algebra, modeling, functions, geometry, and statistics, and frequently engage students in hands-on projects that require students to communicate and think in mathematical terms. The teacher will align Science courses with NextGen Standards and actively engage students in experiments, research, and volunteer work to address local issues in agriculture, forestry, wildlife conservation, human health, climate change, and sustainability science.