Technology Teacher

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

Summary:  Blue Ridge School is an all boys, all-boarding college preparatory school for 170 boys on a stunning 750 acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant community and home to the University of Virginia.

Blue Ridge educators gain the added satisfaction of working with students inside and outside the classroom that gives them a greater influence in shaping a student’s mind and character. Our teachers have the opportunity to lead athletic and outdoor activities based on their own passions.

The school provides an interactive learning environment in which teachers have a great amount of autonomy in their classrooms and still have the support of a collaborative faculty.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, teachers can better prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.  

Most teachers live on campus in homes provided by the school. On campus housing helps give our safe, family-oriented community the sense of a small village in which students and families live and work together.

The Technology Teacher will assist teachers, in all areas of education, to enhance student learning through improved integration of technology.  In order to do so, this individual will be required to review course lesson plans, observe classrooms, create a plan for integration with the faculty member and support the faculty throughout implementation.  The Technology Teacher will also be required to teach students technology disciplines, including programming, STEM, engineering and/or robotics, in a supportive and positive manner. 


·         Bachelor’s degree in Education, Computer Science, Technology or related field, required

·         Experience teaching Technology subjects, preferred

·         Experience teaching Robotics or coordinating a Robotics program, preferred

·         Experience with Moodle, Blackboard, or similar course management software

·         Experience with hardware and software troubleshooting

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, effective verbal, writing and listening skills

·         Ability to be assertive particularly with co-workers

·         Proven problem-solver, capable of keeping a 12-station computer lab operational at all times

·         Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to multitask between multiple projects

·         Willingness to serve as a dormitory parent, preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for teaching technology courses, such as Digital Citizenship, Software Applications, Web Design (may include
          Computer Science and Robotics)

·         Assist the IT Administrator to provide hardware and software support to staff and students

·         Develop and implement an introductory course in Engineering Principles

·         Assist staff in the implementation and use of course management software

·         Assist faculty with increased use of technology in the classroom; regularly visit classrooms to observe use of technology and
          suggest ways in which technology enhances instruction

·         Coordinate with the IT Administrator on technology initiatives

·         Engages regularly in professional development in order to stay current on new and emerging technologies and practices in learning,
          technology and faculty development

•         Perform advisory duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing
          student encouragement

·         Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations

·         Participates on weekday and weekend duty teams

•        Attends on-campus special events, such as Registration, Parent Weekends, Alumni Weekend, School sponsored mixers, etc.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

·         n/a

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.