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Science Teacher



United States · Palm Springs, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Details

Palm Beach Preparatory Academy - Palm Springs, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Job Summary

Palm Beach Preparatory Charter Academy in West Palm Beach, FL is seeking a Science Teacher to join the team!

About EdisonLearning and NorthStar Academies

NorthStar Academies (NSA) are public charter schools governed by the Governing Board of NorthStar Academies. The NSA board has entered into an agreement with EdisonLearning to manage the NSA Schools.

EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. The company’s comprehensive content, resources and support include 150+ full eCourses in core and elective subjects, plus career and technical education and social-emotional learning; actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials; and instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support. The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning’s work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner.

Our organization’s growth and success is due to the hundreds of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people – both academically and in character development. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that empowers every employee to take ownership for the growth and success of the company – making sure that the best ideas are always on the table, and that the students we serve always receive our best.

The EdisonLearning Schools Core Values

Wisdom; justice; courage; compassion; hope; respect; responsibility; integrity and resilience—provide the basis for our character and ethics curriculum and student management system that contribute to building a positive learning environment. Helping students develop into responsible citizens is an integral part of the EdisonLearning program.

Job Summary:

As a member of the instructional team, the Science Teacher is responsible for the daily instructional delivery of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management that aligns with the school’s vision, mission, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. The role will be responsible to understand and demonstrate the importance of effective communication with students, school personnel, and parents. The Science Teacher regularly meets with students to advise and plan for students individual learning plans, providing coaching and mentoring in an advisory capacity.

The Science Teacher works as a part of the instructional team in order to meet the needs of all students. Because building relationships is a critical component of this learning environment, the team works together to identify student needs that may be barriers to success. Teachers collaborate with team members to analyze different means of meeting student needs and communicates with students, parents, and other team members about student progress and plans for next steps.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide small group instruction to students enrolled in an alternative school setting;
  • Plan and implement student instruction and assessment to achieve curriculum objectives;
  • Work effectively with small groups of struggling students at all levels;
  • Identify and select appropriate instructional materials aligned to content standards;
  • Implement relevant information from research and professional literature on best practices in instruction;
  • Participate in professional development as opportunities become available;
  • Analyze formal and informal data and accurately complete student data assessment analysis and provide informative reports regarding student instruction and achievement;
  • Keep student attendance;
  • Prepare necessary lesson plans that correlate with student needs;
  • Plan and follow daily classroom instruction activities;
  • Work closely with teachers and other colleagues to develop and build teaching skills;
  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, student needs and assessments;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individual education service plans for students;
  • Provide essential supervision to students in their education requirements;
  • Administer assessments to ascertain academic needs of students enrolled in an alternative setting;
  • Monitor academic progress of students in their coursework;
  • Monitor student progress towards graduation;
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents, staff, and community as needed;
  • Become proficient in the use of computer based instruction and software;
  • Keep accurate documentation regarding student progress, needs, strengths, grades, observations, anecdotal records, and other related data;
  • Maintain student records and files in a confidential manner;
  • Manage the learning environment and coach students as an advisor and mentor;
  • Contribute to a culture of professionalism among team members;
  • Other responsibilities or projects as assigned by the Principal

Key Relationships:

Internal: School faculty and staff, Students

External: School visitors, Parents

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Generally asks relevant and insightful questions to establish facts;
  • Seeks to understand key decision making issues and characteristics when guided by others;
  • Shows increasing understanding of EdisonLearning work processes and standards;
  • Thinks to ask questions about actions required to produce expected results;
  • Expresses interest in taking on varied projects and tasks to develop new skills in most situations;
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers by being punctual, collaborative, and maintaining a pleasant work attitude;
  • Shows that understands accepted professional conduct within the EdisonLearning environment by acting honestly and openly and responding positively to any feedback on professional conduct;
  • Establishes appropriate and supportive relationships with students



  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree;
  • Appropriate teacher certification;
  • Willing to acquire Reading Certification and add to state certification;
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook.


  • Evidence of educational experiences after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) ;
  • Evidence of working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology
  • Experience working with student population in some capacity;

Benefits and other Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Basic Life/AD&D – company paid
  • Voluntary – Life/AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous time off schedule (Holidays, Personal, Vacation, and Sick Time)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Employer Paid Teladoc Mental Health support network
  • Perks at Work discount site

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of EdisonLearning, Inc. to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.