Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is a public charter school in downtown Portland, Maine, that opened September 2013.
Baxter Academy is located in Maine’s largest and most diverse city and serves 400 students from 59 Maine towns, many rural. Baxter Academy’s academic program is real-world, technology-rich, student-centered, and project-based. These touchstones ground the learning community as it strives to use the dynamic tension inherent in its model to do stronger work: Baxter must, according to its charter contract, provide an excellent, rigorous STEM education, and as a public charter school, it must do the great social good of meeting the needs of any student who enrolls.
At Baxter, teachers demonstrate a deep commitment to their students and guide all students in an individualized, collaborative, and interdisciplinary community. They set an expectation that students interact with one another with mutual respect. The teachers have life experiences that include everything from long-distance sailing to mountain climbing to teaching in international schools to engineering robots to starting tech businesses. One Baxter teacher was appointed by the governor to serve on the state’s STEM council. Another teacher serves on the Maine Computer Science Task Force, which is tasked with integrating computer science into the state’s graduation requirements. All Baxter teachers support students in mastering 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and communication.
Ed Tech III
We are looking to fill this unique position to primarily support special education students in the regular education setting. This is not a one-on-one position, but may have need to spend some time with specific students. This position will require a candidate who works well with high school students with a variety of abilities and who can be flexible, problem solve, and be compassionate. A preference will be given to those candidates who have previous experience or possess working knowledge and understanding of special education and are comfortable and have strengths in the content areas of math and/or science. Candidates will be paid $17.60 per hour for a 36 hour work week that follows the school schedule, 175 school days plus three additional days for teacher workshops. Health benefits are also available. Additional hiring compensation of $1,500.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must obtain and maintain authorization as an Education Technician III with the Maine Department of Education. This is obtained by documenting three years of postsecondary education or a combination equivalent to 90 hours of approved study in an educationally related field. The candidate must meet successful background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference checks.
Applications for Substitute Teaching Positions, short or long-term, are accepted throughout the school year. As opportunities become available, we will review the applicant pool we have at that time.
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To apply, please complete the online application HERE and send a resume and CV with references to firstname.lastname@example.org or Human Resources, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, 185 Lancaster Street, Portland, Maine, 04101. Additional material such as a philosophy statement; recommendations from students, parents, or colleagues; or anything that illustrates your passion for education, is highly encouraged.
Baxter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our needs are subject to change and we welcome applications from people passionate and committed to STEM education whose experience may not fit neatly into any positions listed.