Teacher, Science
Northwest Academy - Naples, ID

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Northwest Academy’s Academic Department provides a stimulating environment that creates opportunities for students to recognize and stretch individual academic potential into post-secondary experiences. The NWA teacher works in a collaborative learning community that incorporates a student’s therapeutic, personal, and academic growth.

The NWA science teacher must engage students in core subject areas for grades 10-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other general science courses) and participate in curriculum development of the department.
  • Applicants must be prepared to create an active learning environment that provides for the educational and social learning needs of adolescents with social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties at a variety of levels.
  • Experience teaching in special education environment preferred.
  • Teachers must be prepared to participate in non-classroom learning experiences and as members of an interdisciplinary team that coordinates individualized curriculum plans.
  • Responsible for maintaining records and reports regarding each student.
  • This is a salaried, exempt position, based on a year-round block academic schedule. The annual salary is determined from an approved teacher salary scale that rates degrees and years of validated teaching experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package available after 30 days employment which includes, PTO, ELB, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401(k), stock purchase and wellness plans.
  • This is an ideal setting for teaching small groups, with opportunities to differentiate/design curricula for individual learning needs.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Science
  • Completion of a valid teacher education program.
  • Preference for teaching experience in a special education environment.
  • Idaho teaching certification or ability to obtain Idaho certification required within designated time frame.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques in teaching students with social, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties.
  • Considerable skills in the redemption of classroom behaviors, and the ability to present an appropriate adult role model conducive to the effective teaching of at-risk students.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing lesson plans.
  • Personal strength, stability and a commitment toward quality education.
  • The ability to professionally communicate with students, faculty and parents, both verbal and written.

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