To work with a collaborative team designing, organizing and implementing curriculum that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The position involves teaching five sections of Middle School 6th Grade Math, academic advising to a group of 10-13 middle school students, and actively participating in the Math, Science, and Technology Department.
This exciting opportunity requires a depth of middle school mathematic knowledge including integration of STEM principles. Preferably the candidate would possess a depth of mathematical knowledge including middle school math through algebra I. Teachers who have a background in using methods and lessons connecting math, science, and technology are highly desired.
Essential Functions and Tasks:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Advise a group of 10-13 middle students on their academic and social progress and growth.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate
Include a variety of of teaching methodologies including multiple modalities of instruction.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing community norms that support rules and procedures.
Responsibilities inherent in teaching middle aged children using developmentally appropriate curriculum and fostering positive social skills and community core values.
Work with the Grade Level Team to discuss and plan activities and student progress.
Participate in department, school, and parent meetings.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Observe and evaluate student performance and development, providing timely feedback to students and their parents.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Perform supervisory duties as assigned.
Desire to engage in continual professional growth and to be a member of a dynamic community of learners.
Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements:
BA or BS in Math, Math Education, and/or FL K-6 or secondary state certification.
Completed or in-progress master’s degree in Math, or education is preferred. Applicants with extensive, successful teaching experience or relative newcomers are encouraged to apply.
Teaching experience in Independent Schools, preferably in a middle school, or relevant classroom experience is recommended.
Knowledge and practice of Understanding by Design teaching framework is preferred.
Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish objectives of the school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Must be able to use computer for communication and instruction.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, and reach with hands and arms.
Work in a fast-paced, stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
May work long hours for extended periods of time.
Be able to lift 20 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Work in varied and extreme weather conditions, including extreme heat.
The above describes the general nature and level of work. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required as they are ever changing in a dynamic work environment.
About Miami Country Day School
Miami Country Day School is an independent, college-preparatory, day school founded in 1938, dedicated to the development of The Whole Child. The school is committed to providing a uniquely diverse and enriching educational experience that is designed to prepare each student for success in college and to make a difference in life. In rigorous pursuit of excellence, Miami Country Day School provides a caring learning community focused on unleashing the potential of every student, every day.
Location: 601 Northeast 107 Street, Miami, FL 33161
Our Students & Faculty: 1250 students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures; Lower School, PreK3 through 5th grade; Middle School, 6th through 8th grade; Upper School, 9th through 12th grade; 123 full-time faculty, 56% hold advanced degrees; 21% represents over thirty-two countries