Teacher - Robotic/Computer Science

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics

Please apply online at https://www.chadwickschool.org/. Please click on the menu in the upper right hand corner then click on the employment link.

Chadwick School
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school whose Mission is to "develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead.” A highly educated faculty and staff bring out the best in the talented student body through active learning, challenging academics, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, nationally distinguished outdoor education and community service programs, outstanding athletic opportunities, and award-winning visual and performing arts. 

The core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion are widely shared and fostered daily in classrooms, during co-curricular activities, and through the camaraderie of this close-knit community. 

Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls over 830 students drawn from more than 45 Southern California communities. 

Founded in 1935 by visionary educator Margaret Lee Chadwick, Chadwick is one of two schools operated by the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. In 2010, Chadwick International (CI) was formed in Songdo, South Korea, which expanded opportunities for students around the globe to benefit from a world-class Chadwick education.

The Computer Science and Robotics programs are housed within Chadwick’s Center for Innovation and Research. The Center also reaches out to all divisions and departments of the school to support innovative teaching. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in an inclusive and diverse program, not only as a teacher of 6th - 12th grade students, but also as a guide to other teachers who are ready to learn. 

Job Title: Robotics/Computer Science Teacher Division/Department: Village, Middle, and Upper Schools 

Reports To: 
Director of the Center for Innovation and Research Direct Reports: 

None Location: 
Palos Verdes, CA 

Level/Grade: K-12 Type of position/FLSA: Full-time Exempt Salary Band:


  • Plan and teach classes as assigned - likely Robotics, Computer Science, and other Engineering/STEM-related subjects and activities under the umbrella of the Center for Innovation and Research.

  • Participate in Robotics Club as coach/mentor.

  • Support faculty in grades K-12 with the integration of technology, engineering and coding into their curricula.

  • Collaboratively maintain and develop curriculum as needed.

  • Teach using student-centered and driven, experiential, and differentiated methods, in line with Center philosophies.

  • Work individually with students as needed during the school day.

  • Participate in Center meetings and other faculty meetings. 

  • Serve as a faculty advisor to students, engage substantively in the life of the school outside the classroom, participate in professional development/professional learning communities, collaborate with colleagues, and assume other duties as assigned.


  • Read and follow employment policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Read and follow academic policies outlined in the relevant division Handbook.

  • Communicate promptly and professionally with students, families, and colleagues.

  • Backward design (Understanding by Design) courses and units taught. 

  • Administer meaningful assessments and provide helpful feedback and grades on tests within one week and essays within two weeks of submission. 

  • Keep information systems up to date, including class calendars, grading software, and class websites.

  • Submit grades, checklists, and student comments as instructed and on time.

  • Be on campus from 7:45 am until 3:45 pm on days when school is in session.

  • Attend all relevant faculty and school events (August Week, back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, assemblies, graduation, etc.).

  • Cover classes for absent colleagues as requested.

  • Supervise students as assigned, such as chaperoning, lunchtime supervision, student trips, and study hall.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English are required.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.

  • A deep and broad knowledge of the subjects to be taught is required, including readiness to teach programming.

  • Strong knowledge of pedagogy and educational tools, including relevant technology, is required.

  • Strong teaching experience is preferred.

  • Flexibility also to teach another subject (e.g. math, science, humanities) is preferred.

  • A student-centered, global, and innovative approach to teaching is preferred.

Chadwick seeks the following personal and professional qualities in its faculty and staff

  1. Student-centered: Dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical well being of Chadwick students as our first priority; able to engage them collectively and individually as whole people possessed not only of intellect but of passions, feelings, thoughts, and lives outside of school; and committed to teaching in ways that inspire a joy in learning and engagement in every student.

  2. Collaborative: Eager to work with colleagues and students and to contribute creatively to effective working teams.

  3. Professionally grounded: Passionate about and well-educated in the field of education; up-to-date on current research on teaching and learning, with the goal of growing continuously as a teacher in order to support the school’s mission

  4. Innovative: Committed to pushing the boundaries of education by experimenting with and developing new techniques to provide the very best student experience. 

  5. Globally minded: Oriented toward preparing students to have a positive impact on an increasingly interconnected world, with a commitment to diverse perspectives and multicultural inclusion. 

  6. Technologically competent: Able to integrate technology meaningfully as an essential element in the teaching “toolbox.” 

Required Screening: TB Assessment Clearances: Background check 

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the position


Jamie Kennedy