Math Department Chair / Teacher The Sage School, a school for gifted students in grades PreK- 8 is looking for a math department chair, who will also have teaching responsibilities. We are looking for a leader, risk-taker, collaborator and with a deep understanding of math, who is experienced in coaching, supporting, finding resources, and being a trailblazer. Our math program is personalized and uses data from online programs to inform flexible groupings based on student progress. Lesson plans are informed by independent work and assessment data. Each week, students experience online learning, small group instruction, math projects, math discussion, and problem-solving.
The department chair provides instructional leadership, by developing relevant measures of student growth and effective instructional strategies that will most appropriately meet the needs of students. The duties of the department chair are critical to the overall educational program of the school and require effective and ongoing communication and collaboration with staff and administration.
Specifically, candidates must be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.
Manage the department in a manner that promotes positive and productive relationships between colleagues
Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement the change necessary to produce efficient and effective systems and increase student achievement.
Use data to manage student groups and inform lesson planning
Be available to parents, students, administration, and colleagues outside the school day when needed.
Develop and use community and professional resources
Chair/coordinate all department meetings.
Serve as a coach to teachers within his/her department.
Provide leadership to department committees for new text adoptions and recommend supplementary materials for his/her department. Inventory textbooks and equipment as needed by the administration.
Be knowledgeable in new trends and developments within his/her departmental content area, and recommend or provide guidance on a pilot or experimental programs for consideration.
Recommend and/or provide in-service training programs for his/her department when needed. Attend or facilitate those programs as the leader of the department.
Assist new teachers in methodology, technique, materials, or any other function needed to enhance the new teacher’s ability to be successful.
Provide the leadership for developing a curriculum for his/her department.
Visit department classrooms as a peer and mentor, noting strengths, offering support, and making suggestions.
Administer the budget and resources if allocated to the department.
Review requests for new equipment, instructional materials, and supplies for the department. When requests are appropriate, submit request following procedures and place the order following purchasing protocol
Attend department chairperson meetings.
Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all community stakeholders including parents
Mentor interdisciplinary projects and assist students in project-based research
Maintain an active presence and participate fully in campus life by attending school events and activities when possible
Support and promote the Sage School's mission and vision as it relates to our work on creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for all members of our learning community
Assume additional responsibilities (e.g. serving on committees and advising clubs) in other areas of school life
An equal opportunity employer, The Sage School welcomes candidates who reflect and enhance the diversity found within our community, including race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, military service, or disability. In addition, candidates should have a strong commitment and desire in creating equitable and inclusive environments for all members of our learning community.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, transcript, and the names and contact information of three references to Lisa Downs. Ldowns@sageschool.org For further information https://sageschool.org/
Expertise and experience in math or related field
Ability to teach math from introductory to advanced levels
Teaching experience required
Proficiency with science-related mathematical and statistical skills
Familiarity with the use of classroom technologies and proficiency with learning management software
Ability to problem-solve efficiently and think critically
Experience with and understanding of a variety of learning styles as well as a willingness to differentiate instruction according to student needs
A strong collaboration and communication skills.
High ethical standards and an awareness of appropriate boundaries as well as sensitivity, respect, and understanding for the educational needs of adolescent students
About The Sage School
The Sage School’s mission is to prepare gifted students to excel, by providing a comprehensive program of academic rigor and social growth inspired by passionate teachers within a nurturing community. The Sage School educates children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 from around the Greater Boston and Providence areas.