The Downtown School, an independent 9-12 coeducational day school located near Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington is currently recruiting for Mathematics Teacher.
Curriculum: The goal of the math and computational thinking program is to challenge and inspire each student to reach their mathematical potential. Using an approach rooted in contextual, relevant, real-world applications, students learn mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Students learn to trust their mathematical-reasoning ability and combine it with an expanding mathematical toolkit to creatively solve a wide array of quantitative and technical problems. Students pursue a course of study of Algebraic, Geometric, and Computational Thinking I and II, followed by Precalculus. Seniors choose between Calculus or Statistics, both of which will prepare students for AP-level exams and college mathematics. Additionally, students can take Global Online Academy electives like Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Game Theory, Number Theory, and computer science classes in Java, Python, and game design.
Over the course of four years, students learn to:
Use math to interpret data and model phenomena in the world around them.
Think computationally, understanding how algorithms and numerical techniques can be used to solve problems.
Develop strong mastery of key concepts and procedures of algebra II, geometry, and precalculus, as well as either statistics or calculus.
Confidently access and use a wide variety of instructional supports like textbooks, online resources, peers, and instructors.
Use math as a tool to complete projects that are relevant to students.
Generate their own approaches to mathematical, quantitative, and computational problems with curiosity, creativity, and confidence.
Working At The Downtown School The Downtown School: A Lakeside School is committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at The Downtown School, please visit our Careers page on the The Downtown School: A Lakeside School website.
The Downtown School: A Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will have at least a BA or BS in mathematics or a related field; an MA, MS, or PhD in mathematics or a related field is strongly preferred. At least three years of prior teaching experience is expected. Experience in computer science and/or a willingness to learn some basic computer programming is highly desirable. Experience with interdisciplinary study and/or teaching will be considered an asset. Openness to re-imagining math curriculum in an applied context is essential. Candidates should have strong technology skills and proficiency with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies. A growth mindset, sense of humor, deep knowledge and respect for teenage brains and strong collaboration skills are essential. Successful candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.