Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
Menlo School is seeking a full-time, upper-school Mathematics teacher. The position begins in mid-August 2021. We are particularly looking for a candidate with expertise in teaching Statistics and/or Computer Science but are reviewing resumes for all Math Teacher Candidates. We seek an educator who hopes to help students develop strong mathematical intuitions and excellent habits of mind for studying mathematics. In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
are deeply invested in actively helping students see mathematics as a subject full of meaning and interconnected ideas, rather than as a class in which they memorize rules and practice routines.
encourages multiple methodologies for tackling and solving problems, and who hopes to engage students in discussions of the benefits of certain strategies over others as a vehicle for becoming a more savvy mathematical thinker
promote thoughtful mathematical discourse in the classroom
are willing to allow student interests, questions, and misconceptions to affect daily curricular decisions
work to differentiate instruction for a range of student abilities,
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, and faculty committees
are excited to collaborate on curriculum with other teachers working on the same course,
are willing to help cultivate and hone an aligned 6-12 Mathematics curriculum with the department
share our commitment to cultivating an ever more heterogeneous and inclusive community
Ideal candidates are dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, experts in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships and who are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best. A degree in Mathematics and 3-5 years of mathematics teaching experience are highly preferred.
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions
Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, manipulate art tools, speak, hear and read during the course of normal activities
Able to use computers and other tools
Able to move items weighing up to 10 pounds
Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time
In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level of performance during regular school hours
An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families