Paleonet: High School Teacher position

Fred Sundberg freddeb85 at
Thu Feb 14 01:01:32 UTC 2013

For those who want a challenge and a "higher calling", there is a high school science teaching position (see below).  We have two PhD teaching in the department (plant geneticist and paleontologist).  Teaching 14 to 16 year olds is a challenge, but for those interested, I still get research done  (I have about 60 technical papers published) and students prefer to take a class from a real scientist.  


Fred Sundberg

Show Low High School in Show Low, Arizona is accepting applications for a science position for the 2013-2014 school year.  

The position we are filling was Earth Science/Biology, but the current faculty may be willing to restructure what we teach in order to accommodate the right candidate.  Persons who have taught AP science courses, remedial science courses or who are involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are especially encouraged to apply.

Show Low School District serves a widespread rural population.  We have about 800 students in the high school, who feed in from several junior high locations.  The school has a fabulous music program with band and orchestra, competes well in many 3A level sports.  Our FBLA  is a member of the local chamber of commerce, and we have a spectacular NAVIT and CTE program that graduates many students with their high school diploma as well as professional certificates.  In recent history, Show Low High School has produced two National Merit Scholars and a Valedictorian who earned a full ride to Cornell.  Like any rural school, we also strive to meet the needs of populations of students from different communities and different backgrounds, and we are a Title I school.   We have a great staff and our building administration  is second to none.   In the Science Department, we are very excited about our current talent.  We would not be posting a job at all but for the tragic circumstance of losing our previous Department head, friend and colleague to an unanticipated and late-diagnosed cancer.  

The Job Application Manager gateway is :

Current payscale is:

The District Website is

Show Low is located in the White Mountains of Arizona, at an altitude of 6200 feet.  We get relatively cool summers, near-constant breezes among the Ponderosa Pines, and snow in the winter.  There are winter sports nearby - the Apache tribe has a nice ski resort about an hour away.  Summer activities include hiking, camping, fishing at the several nearby lakes and streams, mountain and street biking, and horseback riding.  We are a tourist magnet in the summer, with the local population nearly doubling.  

We are looking for a dynamic team player who is willing to always keep learning, to share ideas, and to proactively move forward making the new generation of standards as widely accessible as possible to our students.  We feel that a strength of our department is our individual strengths and we are hoping for someone who can both complement our areas of expertise and help fill in the 'holes' of interest/experience that we might not have.  If you are interested, we really encourage you to apply, or come meet with us!  

Please email VP Jeff Hanson at Jeffh at or current Science Department head Wendy Woodward at wendyw at with any questions we can help you with.

Thank you for reading!

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