Position: Upper School Math Coach Status: Full-time; 2020-2021 School Year
We are seeking a dynamic individual to work with our upper school ("US") teaching teams and students in grades 5-8.
A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
A compassionate and collaborate educator and role model for students and adults?
An enthusiastic community member eager to collaborate and build relationships?
Yes? Then read on!
Ideal candidates possess extensive knowledge of mathematical concepts, including high school math (geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus), familiarity with a wide variety of curricular programs, and experience supporting math projects in discrete math classes as well as in interdisciplinary math contexts.
We are seeking someone who enjoys thinking deeply about math, is passionate and committed to meeting the needs of students, including students that benefit from applying their mathematical thinking beyond the classroom. The ideal candidate is comfortable collaborating and able to navigate and support multiple teaching teams simultaneously. The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including cultural competency skills.
The US Math Coach will collaborate and partner with math teachers to support planning, implementing, and assessing math teaching and learning. They will co-teach, co-plan, observe and provide feedback, reinforce or enrich teaching in small groups, and provide curricular recommendations in the development and implementation of a cohesive, consistent, and articulated math curriculum program that supports all learners. The US Math Coach will report directly to the US Head and work with the K-8 Instructional Coach, Dean of Faculty, and the K-4 Math Coach.
Master's degree in mathematics, math education, or relevant field
Minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience in an elementary/middle school setting
Co-teaching and/or coaching experience preferred
Experience in design-thinking, STEM, coding preferred
Curriculum development and writing experience required; experience developing Understanding by Design or similar curriculum writing structure preferred
Experience working with a wide range of students, teachers, and families with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality
Strong knowledge of course subject matter and instructional methodologies; ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and computational skills
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Collaborate with individual teachers and teaching teams, including co-planning, co-teaching, and thinking deeply about math and math instruction
Coach math team members in the interpretation of data in order to inform instruction and improve learning
Collaborate with the US Head to provide leadership and staff development for the math program
Lead targeted small-group mathematics instruction, for deeper math instruction and enrichment purposes, when necessary
Communicate with classroom teachers and parents regarding specific mathematics tools and resources that support best-practices in mathematical learning
Provide professional development for staff on mathematics best practices
Research, teach, model, and facilitate teachers’ use of best practices to address the needs of diverse learners including students ready for mathematical challenges
Provide strategies and resources for supporting range of learners (Universal Design for Learning)
Attend grade-level, departmental, division, and school-wide meetings
Attend professional development conferences
About San Francisco Day School
At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.
SF Day Fast Facts
Independent, co-educational school
Founded in 1981
Serving 400 students; 44% Students of Color
Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood
SF Day devotes a significant amount of time and resources to seek and support ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
Ready to Join SF Day?
SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty, staff, and administrators who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage People of Color and LGBTQ+ persons to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary.
Please apply onlinewith a cover letter and current resume. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits and competative pay
About San Francisco Day School
SFDS is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school. SFDS educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBT applicants to apply.