Technology and Design Teacher

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Teacher / Instructor
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

The Kildonan School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for students with dyslexia in grades 2 through 12/PG located in scenic Dutchess County, New York. Kildonan seeks an energetic and creative technology/design teacher for middle school and high school courses. Students at Kildonan receive a rigorous, college-prep education in constructivist subject-matter classes of 8-12 students. Kildonan is a candidate school with the Middle Years Program of International Baccalaureate in gr. 6-10. Students receive daily 1:1 Orton-Gillingham tutoring to advance their reading and writing skills.

The design teacher understands the diverse fields of design and technology/engineering, and can introduce students to the design process in its past, present, and emerging contexts. The design teacher understands how design has spurred profound changes in society, transforming how we access and process information; how we adapt our environment; how we communicate with others; how we are able to solve problems; and how we work and live. The design teacher links innovation and creativity, taking ideas and exploring the possibilities and constraints associated with products or systems, and leads students through the iterative process of prototyping, experimentation and adaptation. The design teacher works under the guidance of the International Baccalaureate MYP coordinator, and reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, credentials, and skills:

A minimum of a Master's degree in a discipline of Science, Design, or Engineering.

A minimum of 5 years successful classroom teaching, including teaching students with language-based learning differences.

Demonstrated experience with current developments in STEM education and pedagogy, including the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, differentiated instruction, project-based learning, best practices in STEM curriculum design and assessment, and the engineering design process.

Demonstrated record of excellent classroom management skills.

Experience with 1:1 iPad integration.

Be an expansive, innovative thinker who is passionate about STEM, but open to change and eager to collaborate with others across disciplinary and grade-level boundaries.

Demonstrated track record in constructivist, multi-sensory teaching.

Be a team player that works effectively with others, as well as independently.

Duties of the technology and design teacher will include:

Teach small classes in different areas of technology/design for grades 6-10 as part of the IB Middle Years Program. IB MYP training & professional development provided.

Courses may include: digital design (web design, interactive media design, programming and control, etc.); or product design/engineering (mechanical or structural systems, technology/engineering applications, etc.); or combined digital & product design (robotics, graphic product design, interface design, etc.)

Integrate content and skills of design classes with science, mathematics, art, and other areas of the curriculum. The design teacher will help students understand the impact of design innovations on life, global society and environments, and will help students appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts.

Participate on the school’s Curriculum Leadership Team to enhance the school’s constructivist college-prep curriculum. The science/math teacher will bring a perspective of college and career readiness in STEM professions to the Leadership Team and will collaborate in designing innovative STEM courses for all grade levels.

Commitment to ongoing professional development in state-of-the-art STEM pedagogy and assessment.

Write and punctually submit student grade reports according to school standards and schedule.

Successful completion, at a minimum, of 70-hour Orton-Gillingham training. The school will arrange training for new employees. The design teacher may be asked to tutor students under the supervision of the Director of Language Training.

Candidates should have an exemplary command of the English language and strong writing and organizational skills. Residential, study hall, and coaching duties are required. Salary package includes year-round housing and benefits. Letter of interest and resume should be sent to the attention of: Rhawnie Reil, Assistant to the Headmaster, The Kildonan School, 425 Morse Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501. Documents can be e-mailed to