Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
Our Math Department team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in math and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with older students and want to develop their love of math, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.
You are an experienced teacher seeking to share with others your love of math, from geometry to calculus. You are a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills who can guide students academically in the classroom and support them in their extracurricular pursuits. You are flexible and resilient, and you pitch in whenever and wherever needed. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Instruct upper school students in the mastery of mathematic skills, concepts, and methodology in the following courses: Pre-Calculus Honors, Geometry, and Problem Solving
Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core competencies and School standards
Introduce a variety of approaches to teach conceptual mathematical skills and strategies
Provide a solid mathematical foundation on which increasingly complex mathematic theories and models can be introduced
Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
Research curriculum and instruction opportunities and develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
Perform other related duties, as assigned
Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture and community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.