St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced math educator to join our Upper School faculty for the 2020-2021 school year. A strong candidate will be a compassionate, student-centered teacher with knowledge and understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent boys. Additionally, candidates will have a substantive command of mathematical concepts across the range of topics, specifically AP Statistics and precalculus. Candidates will demonstrate experience using a range of teaching methods, and will possess a joy for teaching and the habits of lifelong learning.
Strong candidates will design lessons that lead to mastery of concepts and skills with and without technologies (graphing calculator, iPad applications, appropriate software, etc.). Additionally, successful candidates will develop lesson plans using a variety of teaching methods. Lessons should include multiple representations of concepts, including verbal, graphical, numerical, and analytic. Candidates must communicate mathematics in a clear and expressive manner, using correct terminology and notation.
Beyond the classroom, faculty at St. Mark’s participate in a variety of activities with students that include serving as an Advisor to a small group of students, coaching a sport, sponsoring a club, or participating in the Wilderness Program. Successful candidates will have experiences and interests that allow them to contribute in those areas of school life, as well. Finally, St. Mark’s School of Texas is committed to character and leadership education, and prospective faculty members should have a desire to help develop these qualities in young men alongside the delivery of math content.
Teaching four or five sections of math at the upper school level (AP Statistics, Precalculus, and similar)
Working cooperatively with colleagues in the math department to create, revise, and improve curriculum as well as end-of-course tests for those courses
Possible involvement with a math team
Participating in the character and leadership education program
Contributing to the broader community in some way such as sponsoring a club, participating in the wilderness program, coaching an athletic sport, or some other contribution based on School need and experience
Qualifications / Skills
Positive, energetic approach to teaching and working with young people
Effective and personable communication style conducive to interacting with students, parents, colleagues, and other members of the St. Mark’s community
Expertise in curriculum planning and organization
Highest degree of professionalism
Knowledge of differentiating instruction to accommodate different learning styles
Ability to differentiate instruction within the classroom to address the needs of the gifted and talented population.
Extensive knowledge of calculators, specifically the TI-84.
Ability to create examples, problems, and assessments to supplement textbooks
Experience in helping students develop organizational skills such as maintaining a math notebook and note-taking.
Enthusiastic, optimistic, and generative
A bachelor’s degree is required, and the degree may be in mathematics or a related field such as science or engineering
A master’s degree is preferred
Five or more years of experience teaching mathematics in high school, middle school, or college
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.