Math/Science Teacher, 12/13s (7th Grade) Permanent Full Time Position
Bank Street is recognized as the gold standard in progressive education. Our faculty specialize in nurturing the intellectual, social and emotional lives of young children and early adolescents. Social justice, community, and advocacy are at the core of our work. As the power of diversity involves adults as well as children, we work deliberately to create a community that is broadly inclusive and reflects our multicultural society. We hold steadfast to our mission and credo.
QUALIFICATIONS Master’s Degree preferred A minimum of three years math and/or science teaching required Middle school experience Strong working knowledge of mathematics, algebra and geometry Inquiry-based science teaching experience, preferably in life science
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Classroom Work: The math/science teacher is responsible for teaching math and science to a group of 18-24 students. Along with the humanities teacher, the math/science teacher is an advisor and homeroom teacher to each student in the group. In working with children and evaluating their work, teachers are expected to consider their social-emotional growth as well as their intellectual development. They should also have the ability to use Google suite, and be able to learn and incorporate novel technologies when necessary for the curriculum. Teachers should have background in a materials-based discovery approach to teaching and be sensitive to individual needs within the group. Thus, it is important to be able to support a diverse group of learners through differentiation and strong classroom management skills.
The math curriculum is a study of algebra that includes expressions, equations, exponents, linear relationships with slope and graphing, and introductory 3D geometry.
The science curriculum is life science, which includes a genetics study, a microscope study, and a study of human growth and development. There is a focus on group work, problem solving activities, and discovery-based learning.
The Math/Science Teacher is a member of a classroom team responsible for the academic and non-academic needs of students. This work includes communicating regularly with parents and other people who support each child’s learning and growth. Math/Science Teachers work under the supervision of the Math/Science Coordinator and with the Upper School Division Head. Each teacher participates in a weekly math/science meeting and a weekly staff meeting after school and is required to be available for conferences with parents when needed. Narrative reports are written twice a year. Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Bank Street School for Children
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.