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
- 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
- Teachers must be prepared to participate in
non-classroom learning experiences and as members of an
interdisciplinary team that coordinates individualized curriculum
- Responsible for maintaining records and reports regarding
- 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
- This is an ideal setting for teaching small groups, with
opportunities to differentiate/design curricula for individual
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The ability to professionally communicate with students,
faculty and parents, both verbal and written.
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