POSITION FILLED: Common Ground Seeking Outstanding Environmental Science Teacher

Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful environmental leaders — is seeking a passionate, creative, outstanding environmental science teacher. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to teach at a school that puts environmental science at the center of its curriculum, and that is a national model for environmental teaching. This teacher will have the chance to:

  • Co-teach interdisciplinary environmental courses like Biodiversity and Environmental Justice
  • Teach Common Ground’s core environmental science and Advanced Placement Environmental Science courses, and continue to develop and strengthen our environmental science curriculum
  • Make full use of two new, state-of-the-art science laboratories and Common Ground’s unique site — an educational farm, adjacent to a biologically rich state park, within the City of New Haven — as a resource for teaching
  • Act as a coach, teacher-leader, and strong team member for Common Ground’s small, dedicated, creative faculty — helping to develop new curriculum and support the full transition to Next Generation Science Standards

Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:

  • A passion for Common Ground’s environmental mission and commitment to sustainable change
  • Appropriate Connecticut certification (general science minimum; additional certifications valued)
  • Passion for and experience in curriculum development
  • Strong background in Next Generation Science Standards
  • A fierce commitment to helping all student succeed, and to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings
  • Creativity, sense of joy, and commitment to collaboration
  • Advanced Placement experience
  • Bachelor degree; Masters strongly preferred
  • A preferred minimum of three years teaching experience

Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates that help us fulfill our commitment to building a genuinely diverse faculty.

At Common Ground, a truly diverse community of 180 students from 16 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results. More than 96% of our students are accepted to college, and our students’ graduation rates and test scores have pushed above the state average.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Liz Cox, School Director
Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515


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