The Assistant Teacher for Middle School Mathematics works collaboratively with and in support of 6th and 7th Grade Mathematics Teachers to prepare, organize, and implement classroom activities in key units identified by teachers; differentiate instruction (in all directions, with individuals or groups) as assigned by teachers; support in-class activities as requested by teachers; analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and observe and engage in ways that contribute to the teachers’ student evaluations and documentation when teachers believe such support is appropriate; serve as a substitute teacher in 6th and 7th Grade Mathematics as needed; and other duties as assigned to support faculty in generating interest in and student achievement in 6th and 7th Grade Mathematics.
Assistant Teachers for the coming school year (180 work days) are scheduled Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30am or 8:00am and usually ending at 3:15pm, depending on assignment. Recess, lunch and dismissal duties are as assigned. A key quality in a successful candidate will be taking initiative in a classroom setting, reading the room, and anticipating student and teacher needs.
Assistant Teachers participate in a variety of professional development activities which are scheduled periodically throughout the school year during school hours.
To apply: please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
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BA in Mathematics or a related field.
Our ideal candidates are graduate students, pursuing a Masters in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field.
Strong cultural competency and a desire and commitment to further developing it at Parker.
Strong social-emotional intelligence and an appreciation for early adolescence as a unique stage of human development.
Additional Salary Information: $17.50 per hour.
Assistant contracts are written for 10 months; these positions are eligible for health insurance benefits.