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Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton

Biology/AP Biology Teacher

The O'Farrell Charter School

High School Biology/AP Biology Teacher and Department Chair at The O'Farrell Charter School

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The O'Farrell Charter School

Biology/AP Biology Teacher

Teaching responsibilities consist of those of a regular classroom teacher including but not limited to: Designing and implementing creative, inquiry-based lesson plans; Differentiating instruction based on individual student needs; Creating a student-centered classroom; Applying cooperative learning and constructivist instructional techniques; Employing effective classroom management strategies; Monitoring student learning via various formative assessment tools; Attending Student Study Team (SST) meetings, Individualized Education Plans (IEP) meetings and mediation meetings for various students; Responsible for disciplinary and counseling actions for students; Attending extra-curricular activities (e.g. science fair, musical and drama performances, and Open House) of the students; Collaborating with other teachers and staff at the school, including Family Support Services (FSS)

The O'Farrell Charter School

Science Department Chair

Attend weekly leadership meetings with the other department chairs and the Curriculum and Academic Programs Coordinator to determine vertical alignment of curriculum and teaching scaffolds; Chair weekly department Professional Learning Communities (PLCs); Provide leadership and guidance to department as needed; Attend weekly meetings with the high school Vice Principal to provide insight, feedback and innovative ideas related to the department and to advise/provide suggestions and ideas on policy proposed for the high school; Assure that policy changes are being upheld within the department.