The Overlake School seeks a full-time Upper School Mathematics Teacher for the 2020-21 school year.
Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school. Each Overlake community member is committed to the school's mission to inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community.
Overlake is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs.
The Overlake School Mathematics and Computer Science Department
We are a 12-person department comprised of teachers with 5 to over 25 years of teaching experience. We are excited to work with our students every day, to continuously refine our craft, and to live up to Overlake’s mission in our classrooms. We love teaching in a small liberal arts setting, where the mathematics and computer science program is a part of a well-rounded curriculum. We value our daily conversations on teaching, on mathematics, and on how we can better guide our students. We believe in getting our students to ask “why?” and not just expecting to be told “what.” We embrace our different backgrounds and approaches to mathematics education. We teach to and learn from our students, and we make mistakes and know that it’s part of the learning we model for our students. We respect our students and are proud to be a part of the Overlake community.
This opening is a full time upper school position, with the following major responsibilities:
Teach 4 sections of mathematics and/or computer science courses.
Exact course assignments will be determined based on the interests and expertise of the new teacher and departmental needs.
Expectations for teachers include providing regular feedback via frequent assessments, being available to help students one-on-one during study hall periods and office hours, communicating to students via our course management system (Canvas), and providing feedback to families via quarterly rubrics and reports.
For more information on our mathematics curriculum, including a list of course names and descriptions, please see our curriculum guide. [ https://www.overlake.org/academics/curriculum/math ]
Be a part of the school co-curricular program.
Clubs are student driven, and teachers play an advisory role.
Clubs meet twice every 8 day cycle. Typically, each teacher leads a club every quarter/semester.
Teachers also have the opportunity to and are encouraged to be trip leaders, coaches, or serve other non-academic leadership roles in the community.
Support the Overlake experiential education program as a project week leader.
Every year, Overlake students embark on weeklong (or sometimes longer) experiential education experiences during project week. Projects range from service trips to our sister school in Cambodia to learning sewing, scrapbooking, or Parkour.
All Overlake teachers lead or co-lead a project every year. New teachers often serve as co-leader in an established project with an experienced leader and develop and lead new projects in the following years.
To apply, please submit an application via our online job portal at overlake.jobs.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will continue reviewing applications until the opening is filled.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Border, department chair, at email@example.com.
About The Overlake School
The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The school serves 530 students grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Northwest. Overlake believes that diversity is an integral part of its mission. The school therefore actively fosters a diverse community that contributes to its educational richness.