Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking a dynamic High School Health Science Instructor to begin in the 2019-2020 school year. MHS’s High School serves over 900 lower-income students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. MHS strives to provide small class sizes (average of 1/15 – 18) and well-resourced classrooms which includes state-of-the-art technology for students and faculty. The School is committed to providing education and work experiences to prepare students for post-secondary careers. Health Science is one of the 12 career tracks that enrolled students may choose to pursue.
The Health Science Instructor is responsible for the development and delivery of the Health Science curriculum, leading to the ability for MHS students enrolled in the program to earn Health Science-related certifications and have readiness for post-secondary studies and/or employment post-graduation across a variety of careers in the medical field. MHS has a wide range of Career and Technical Education resources, enabling the Instructors to create real world experiences on campus and via local partnerships. The Health Science program includes coursework and work experiences such as co-ops and internships to enable students to attain critical skills and understanding of future career opportunities. The program is designed to ensure that every enrolled student gains at least 2 or more certifications in a Health Science field.
This position is a part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) team. This team collaborates closely with the High School teachers so that the classroom education leverages opportunities for curriculum integration. The CTE team also works extensively with local resources to facilitate real world experiences, frequent guest speakers, and site visits so students see the real world applicability of their studies. There is also a partnership with other MHS staff to provide for work experiences, summer experiences and more.
MHS Instructors and Teachers plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that are engaging, meaningful and rigorous. Additionally, they create and analyze formative and summative assessments to differentiate instruction, design programming, and accommodate individual student and whole group needs. This position entails data utilization including the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the information to drive achievement. This position also requires a deep commitment to remediating students to perform well on their grade level assignments.
Teachers collaborate extensively with fellow faculty and other MHS staff to ensure a whole child approach is taken to student development. In addition to the core academic curriculum, MHS Teachers are responsible for supporting School initiatives such as social & emotional learning and wellness. Teachers are also required to schedule and complete an additional duty to their teaching schedules.
- Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a Health Science-related field.- Master’s degree preferred.- Industry Certifications preferred.
- Demonstrated successful instructional experience required, preferably with high school students from lower income.
- Demonstrated success in creating engaging, rigorous and relevant learning experiences for a diverse student population.
- Demonstrated success utilizing data to drive classroom instruction and develop instructional plans and curriculum.
- Exceptional skills in behavior management are required.
- Demonstrated skills in applying current trends in education including utilizing technology in the classroom, and infusing 21st century learning skills.
- Demonstrated skills in differentiating instruction and collaborating with learning support and fellow faculty. Must also be able to work as a positive and contributing member of multi-disciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated skills in using creative teaching strategies to increase students’ ability to think critically and be inspired to learn about world languages and culture.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills are required.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered to be role models for MHS students.
- MHS desires candidates who are “all in” and are interested in actively engaging with students beyond the classroom in a variety of extra-curricular opportunities. Coaching experience is a plus.