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English Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks an innovative, well-educated, and empathetic teacher for its Upper School English classes. Our school places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. MPH teachers give special attention to building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise a group of 8-12 students and facilitate or co-facilitate two clubs. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach ninth grade World Literature and eleventh grade American Literature; other courses are possible, including a Publications Workshop. The successful candidate will be a member of an English Department that is committed to developing lifelong readers and writers. Especially important is the writing process and the role of revision in producing clear and meaningful writing. Providing thoughtful, targeted feedback to students on drafts and in conferences is an essential skill for MPH English teachers. The successful candidate will have a passion for literature and writing that they can convey to, share with, and develop in their students. A background in creative writing, publications, or editing is also desirable.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with the potential for professional growth depending on experience and qualifications. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in a field that aligns with the program description is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, a statement of educational philosophy, a resume, and contact information for four professional references to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a creative, collaborative, and student-centered physical education/health teacher to contribute meaningfully to the School’s Core Health Program. A holistic approach to health and physical education, the Core Health Program provides curriculum and practices that reflect and explore the many interwoven aspects of human development, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. Piloted during the 2021-22 school year, Core Health delivers an evolving Pre-K through 12 curriculum designed intentionally to include a range of age and developmentally appropriate experiences, concepts, and lessons aimed at nurturing healthy minds and bodies. The Core Health educator would work with a dedicated department to continue to develop this innovative program in coordination with our  k-12 Advisory Program.

The primary responsibilities of Core Health instructors are to teach health and physical education classes across lower, middle and upper school divisions and design engaging, relevant, and skills-based lessons across healthy life topics, such as self-regulation, conflict resolution, and responsible navigation of social media. Other significant expectations include collaborating with colleagues to promote student wellness and regularly attending professional development in the areas of health and physical education.

MPH places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its overall program. Our Core Health educators reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. We believe that productive, meaningful, and fulfilling lives derive from an appreciation, understanding, and commitment to establishing healthy mind and body practices.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with the potential for professional growth depending on experience and qualifications. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in a field that aligns with the program description is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter that includes a statement of educational philosophy, resume, and contact information for four professional references to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks an innovative, well-educated, and empathetic teacher for Chemistry classes. Our school places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. With primarily in-person instruction, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise a group of 8-12 students and facilitate or co-facilitate two clubs. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach Chemistry and Earth Science. The successful candidate will be a member of a Science Department that is committed to hands-on, data-focused, and inquiry-driven learning, and will need to guide and supervise students skillfully as they collect data. With the possibility of occasional periods of distance learning and with some simulcasting students, comfort with teaching in a distance-learning environment is essential.

With Earth Science, the teacher will develop eighth graders’ ability to think as scientists. Encouraging the students’ spirit of inquiry and developing their laboratory skills are essential components of the classroom experience. In addition, the teacher prepares students to competently and independently write a lab report before joining the Upper School. Guiding eighth graders through the development of an authentic and independent project for STEM fair is a significant responsibility for the Earth Science teacher. In pursuing these aims, the teacher prepares students to leave middle school with a firm grasp on the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world.

Chemistry, which is taken primarily by tenth graders, covers the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry. The major units are: matter and energy, atomic structure, the periodic law, chemical bonding and reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, gases, and the reactions of acids and bases. The course encompasses both the conceptual aspects of chemical theories, and the application of mathematical formulas to the course concepts. Involving both quantitative and qualitative methods, laboratory exercises reinforce the course content and allow hands-on experience with each of the topics.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. At least two years of classroom experience with high school or college students is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in chemistry or a related field is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

Visual Arts Instructor

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an experienced and dynamic teacher of Visual Art and Design. As the only Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school in Central New York, MPH provides the guidance and resources for students to develop and pursue their interests in a healthy and engaging educational setting. MPH places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy.

Our small class sizes result in transformative relationships between students and faculty, which strengthen character, build resilience, and foster self-confidence. At Manlius Pebble Hill, arts education is central to our mission of inspiring students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning. The successful candidate must be a dedicated educator who embraces collaboration and productivity across all artistic disciplines. In addition, as the visual arts are an essential component of the MPH curriculum, this instructor will work to advance the development of MPH’s student artists within the academic program.

Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in art education or fine arts (an advanced degree is strongly preferred) and experience working in a school setting. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Send cover letter, résumé, statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three references, 10-15 images of recent students’ work, and 5-10 images of the candidate’s personal work to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

Elementary Lead Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an experienced and dynamic early learning educator to join us as a lead teacher in one of our Lower School classrooms for the 2022-2023 school year. As the only Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school in Central New York, MPH provides the guidance and resources for students to develop and pursue their interests in a healthy and engaging educational setting. MPH is not bound to the constraints of the Common Core and our small class sizes result in transformative relationships between students and faculty, which strengthen character, build resilience, and foster self-confidence. Our mission is “to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”

The responsibilities of this position will include working with children, teachers, and parents to contribute to a supportive, dynamic environment that is responsive to student needs and interests. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree and/or teaching experience at the early elementary level is preferred. Knowledge and/or teaching experience with the Science of Reading and/or Singapore Math (Math in Focus) is ideal.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send PDF’s of cover letter, résumé, philosophy of teaching, and a list of references to Lower School Head, Amy Terpening Abdo, at aabdo@mphschool.org.

 

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a dynamic educator to join us in one of our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms for the 2022-2023 school year. As the only Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school in Central New York, MPH provides the guidance and resources for students to develop and pursue their interests in a healthy and engaging educational setting. Our small class sizes result in transformative relationships between students and faculty, which strengthen character, build resilience, and foster self-confidence. Our mission is “to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”

The responsibilities of this position will include working with Pre-K children and teachers to contribute to a supportive, dynamic environment that is responsive to student needs and interests. This candidate will work collaboratively with the lead classroom teacher during the school day.

This part-time position offers a competitive hourly wage and six hours on school days that may be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m., or 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send PDF’s of cover letter, résumé, and 2-3 references to Lower School Head, Amy Terpening Abdo, at aabdo@mphschool.org.

 

Manlius Pebble Hill has a long-standing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with this commitment, we will continue recruitment, employment, compensation, terms, conditions, and privileges of employment of qualified persons without regard to gender, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.

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