The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a Math Teacher.
The math teacher will design and teach four or five courses among: Math Skills (Pre-algebra), Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Algebra 2, Business Math and Statistics.
This course teaches the fundamental math and problem solving skills necessary to succeed in high school math classes. Students gain confidence in understanding and using arithmetic, integers, fractions, proportions, decimals, percent, exponents, and elementary algebra. Study skills are emphasized throughout the course.
This course is the first half of the Algebra 1 curriculum. The purpose is to develop higher order logic skills and to prepare for more advanced math classes. The course will begin by reviewing and strengthening basic math skills. During the year, we will cover a variety of topics including variables, expressions, solving equations, functions, absolute values, ratios and proportions, writing and graphing equations, graphing and solving equalities and inequalities, exponents, and polynomials. An emphasis will be placed upon finding success in all areas of life.
The purpose of this course is to teach students an understanding of the properties of real numbers to formalize their use of the language of algebra. Students learn the behavior of linear functions numerically, graphically, algebraically, and verbally. They use these representations to analyze real-world situations in preparation for a more in-depth study of functions in Algebra 2. Students deepen their understanding of solving linear one- and two-variable equations and learn how to solve polynomial and rational equations. Course topics include a review of introductory algebra, measurement, graphing of data, linear equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring of polynomials, quadratic functions, and rational expressions.
This course is an extension for Algebra 1 and builds upon mathematical understandings to develop higher order thinking skills. Additional topics will be introduced through self-discovery methods, group projects and teacher-led class discussions. Fundamental skills will be applied to such topics as functions, equations and inequalities, quadratic and polynomial expressions, probability and statistics, rational and irrational expressions, and there will be an introduction to logarithms, series and sequences, and matrices. Technology will be used to introduce and expand each area of study and students will be using computers and graphing calculators to expand their understanding.
This interdisciplinary course draws from mathematics and social science to guide students in building a strong foundation in logical thinking and problem solving that enables them to make good decisions concerning matters of money and finance in their daily lives. Topics include mathematics review, wages, salary, income taxes, budgeting, bank accounts, sales tax, interest, credit, mortgages, health insurance, certificates of deposit, securities, inflation, and job hunting. An introduction to business operations and financial statements includes markup, payroll, inventory, profit and loss statements, and corporate tax. Students use technology and apply it to real-life situations. Students complete several assignments with real life applications. Open to 12th grade; offered to 11th grade by permission.
This college preparatory introduction to statistics focuses on the statistical thinking behind data gathering and interpretation. Students summarize, represent, and interpret data with one or two categorical or quantitative variables, interpret linear models, evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments, make inferences, and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and bservational studies. Statistical ideas and reasoning—and their relevance—are explored in a wide variety of fields such as sports, medicine, education, environmental science, business, psychology, politics, and entertainment.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Adapt the curriculum to the needs of neurodiverse students with varying abilities, and be able to accommodate students with a variety of learning profiles.
Maintain strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate, and compromise are welcomed and essential.
Communicate timely and proactively with parents about student progress.
Collaborate with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary, and community-based opportunities that add to the school community.
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings.
Supervise and/or participate in non-academic activities such as lunch supervision, chaperoning for dances and other activities, overnight trips, and service days.
Be an advisor to a group of 8-10 students; responsibilities include weekly meetings, mentoring of students, and conferences with parents.
Lead and participate in an overnight grade-level trip in the fall semester.
Create and implement a five-day “Outside the Walls” program in the spring semester that offers students an immersive and experiential learning experience.
Advanced degree preferred (in math, education, special education, or other area)
3+ years of successful math instruction experience for students with learning differences. Independent school teaching experience preferred.
Understands and enjoys working with students with diverse learning needs
An engaging, strategies-based teaching style and is competent with assistive technology
A willingness and ability to reflect on one’s own curriculum and teaching; a willingness to adapt both to meet the different needs of students.
A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment.
A commitment to work collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues.
An ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both orally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum and students.
A positive attitude, excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational skills and success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, flexibility, and collegiality.
Position begins August 16, 2019
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO.
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About The Marin School
The Marin School currently serves approximately 100 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.