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Science Teacher

Napa, CA, USA

Job Type

Full or Part Time

Mayacamas Charter Middle School

7/8th Grade Science Teacher (Certificated)

Mayacamas Charter Middle School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Science Teacher (Certificated) with a single subject credential for our Fall 2023 opening. The teacher reports to the Head of School and is responsible for the teaching of the Amplify Science California curriculum science courses they instruct. The teacher fosters a collaborative and stimulating classroom environment for a diverse group of students, as well as fosters a strong collaboration between parents, faculty members, board members and community partners.

Because MCMS will be in its first year, we are not just looking for teachers, but for founding educators.  We need people who want to work, and can thrive, in a fast-paced, evolving setting, and who demonstrate flexibility, creativity and persistence. MCMS needs educators who want to play a significant role in evolving our model and curriculum, facilitating meetings, designing school systems, and helping to create a school culture that is focused on social-emotional health, high achievement and community. We are searching for educators committed to the love of teaching and building a long-term legacy for Napa families.

The primary roles and responsibilities of Teachers shall include/but are not limited to: 

  • Foster a safe and nurturing learning environment in accordance with school policies and procedures focused on students’ social-emotional needs and development of positive character traits

  • Organize classroom systems/procedures and manage student behavior to ensure that all students are fully engaged in learning with consistent practices across the school

  • Establish an environment where students are excited about learning through engaging, dynamic learning activities such as project- and problem-based learning

  • Develop lesson plans according to the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the frameworks for instructional design, collaboratively planning with fellow teachers to ensure interdisciplinary project-based learning across the curriculum.

  • Lead an Advisory group with collaboratively planned lessons for Social-Emotional Learning and “life skills,” as well as one-to-one monthly planning and review with students in creating and updating their Individual Learning Plans.

  • Lead a combination of Learning Lab, Office Hours, and “X Period” to provide for fortification of individualized learning opportunities for students.

  • Build strong relationships with students and parents, engaging in two SLCs for each student each year, trimester report cards, online access to real-time data about student performance and progress and home-school communications as needed.

  • Be willing to be a flexible and positive contributor in a school where collaborative decision-making is practiced in developing project and problem-based activities.

  • Have had positive relationships with students and colleagues.

  • Communication skills that include the ability to employ active listening with depth of understanding and to share authentically for healthy relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.

  • An openness and willingness to learn new strategies and mindsets to support the school’s  students.

  • Identify students’ areas for improvement and short- and long-term learning and behavioral goals in their ILPs and be able to work with students, families, and internal resources to suggest options for improvement

  • Provide continual assessment of student progress and engage in collaborative data review on a weekly basis with peer teachers, Counselor, EL Coordinator and other staff

  • Maintain student records, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes

  • Collaborate with Special Education Teacher(s), Counselor, SpEd therapists and consultants, and EL Coordinator (starting Y3, or earlier depending on funding) to meet the needs of all students

  • Attend and implement Professional Development (PD) training throughout and beyond the school year, including two weeks of summer PD and weekly PD and collaboratively planning time with peer teachers, and to understand the school’s mission, philosophy, and goals

  • Demonstrate support and knowledge of school's goals and mission

  • Attend and participate in school-based meetings and activities

  • Additional duties as may be assigned by the Head of School


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education (strongly preferred)

  • Must possess, or be in the process of completing, a current California multiple subject teaching credential; CLAD or BCLAD strongly preferred

  • Ability to teach 7th and 8th grade, standard and honors

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics: 

  • Experience teaching Amplify Science California curriculum courses

  • If not experienced, willingness to attend training, Summer 2022

  • Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the frameworks for instructional design and subject-specific frameworks and assessments

  • Experience in collaborating with other teachers as well as with cross curricular teams in building project-based learning (PBL) units.  MCMS will employ the New Tech Network model curriculum, which uses projects and problems as the primary mode of instruction

  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)

  • Must be computer literate



We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to

  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

  • We are a non-profit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation

  • Principals only. No recruiters please.

Thank you for your interest in this position.

About Us

Mayacamas Charter Middle School (“MCMS”) is a 6-8th grade public charter middle school that will build on the strength of the proven NTN Project-Based Learning Model while utilizing best-in-class curricular elements to meet the growing needs of Napa’s diverse community of families.

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