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Chemistry Teacher FT 2023/2024 School Year $53,000 – $77,000

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada)






Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding high school whose mission is to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. We are seeking a full-time chemistry teacher for the 2023-2024 academic school year. Successful candidates are enthusiastic, creative, committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and teach using student-centered, active-learning modalities. The teacher must be willing to follow a pre-defined curriculum for both on level and honors chemistry courses in their first year, prioritize safety in the lab and complete a safety certificate within their first two months. We are looking for a teacher who conveys a love for science, eagerly participates in the school community outside the classroom, and supports the mission of the school. As part of an integrated and dynamic faculty, all teachers are involved in co-curricular programs and should share in a commitment to a holistic approach to educating young women. In addition, teachers will exhibit excellent classroom management, communication, and organization skills along with an ability to connect with parents, students, and colleagues in a professional manner.

Flintridge Sacred Heart educators are members of an innovative learning environment where committed teachers develop intentionally designed curriculums. Faculty is engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher-driven professional learning communities. Dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty “shares out” on best practices, technological integration, and instructional strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other’s classrooms.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is a vital element of Flintridge Sacred Heart’s mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. At Flintridge Sacred Heart, we seek to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community and we value and appreciate the uniqueness contained within each person so as to honor the diversity of God’s creation.

Essential Job Functions:

· Commitment to the mission of Flintridge Sacred Heart

· Ability to create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of faith, integrity and truth.

· Demonstrate a strong commitment to equitable and inclusive classroom practices

· Design and implement regular formative and summative assessments to measure student learning

· Proficiency in curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment.

· Demonstrate skill in fostering a learner-centered classroom environment and challenge students to apply knowledge to real-life problems.

· Be a reflective educator who models intellectual curiosity.

· Actively participate in the school’s culture of inquiry and seek out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area; Chemistry, Environmental Science
  • Master’s degree; 3-5 years high school teaching experience is preferred.
  • Experience with academic technology and/or an enthusiastic willingness to be trained to employ new tools.
  • Minimum 1-year high school teaching experience in chemistry or physical science
  • Experience working independently and in a collaborative environment

A more competitive candidate will have:

  • Experience teaching a wide variety of course levels of chemistry including on level, honors and/or AP chemistry.
  • Experience teaching science at an all-girls high school
  • Experience with innovative teaching strategies; such as POGIL, inquiry labs and/or case studies.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

  • Stands 50% or more of the workday
  • Sight, hearing and speech are essential for communication
  • Lifts up to 10 pounds without assistance

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada)

440 Saint Katherine Dr.

La Canada, CA 91011