The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a full-time Middle School Math Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This position is a one-year leave replacement for Grades 4 & 5 (with the possibility of a section in Grades 6-8). Dalton is recognized as a national and international model of progressive education based upon a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum. Guided by the Dalton Plan, we are an intentionally diverse community committed to a tradition of life-long learning and educational innovation.
The ideal teacher enjoys inquiry and insights by a broad range of math learners and is familiar with curricular innovations to enhance math learning beyond traditional methods. We seek teachers passionate and knowledgeable about progressive middle school mathematics education, problem-based teaching and learning and differentiation. Applicants should be enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum that addresses the whole child. Curricular content in grades 4 & 5 focuses on operational fluency, number sense and number theory, fractions, decimals and geometry.
Master’s degree in education or mathematics.
Experience teaching similar math content required; knowledge of math content through Algebra 1 is preferred.
Experience teaching 4th and 5th grade aged children is also preferred.
Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.