Pingree School seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and student-centered math teacher to join our mathematics department and lead our established Quant Center (“QC”) as a member of the Educational Resource Center team. We seek educators who will build upon Pingree’s established integrated curriculum and collaborative approach to teaching mathematics. The successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of and passion for mathematics, a proven record of excellence in teaching, a broad understanding of the way quantitative reasoning informs and augments critical reasoning, and an appreciation for problem-based, student centered pedagogy. In addition, candidates should embrace a growth mindset, have a familiarity with quantitative based sciences and an understanding of student learning styles. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and experience integrating anti-racism curriculum into math teaching and coursework.
The director of the QC is responsible for:
Supporting students in all levels of math and science.
Staff the QC when not teaching to provide help to students who drop in for extra-help as needed.
Schedule regular tutoring appointments for students who have been identified by the academic office or math department as requiring ongoing sustained support.
Organize and manage digital and print math resources to support student initiative, self-help and learning.
Provide support, guidance, and curricular feedback for math and science teachers.
Identify common weaknesses for students and loop this back to the math and science departments for curriculum development.
Facilitate the QC peer tutoring program and maintain consistency with peer tutor across all programs.
Coordinate student resource support in conjunction with the Educational Resource Center and work collaboratively with the directors of the ERC, Writing Center, and Learning Commons.
In addition to leading the QC, candidates should expect to teach two sections of mathematics. They will enjoy the process of creating and sharing original course materials and have an interest in integrating technology and authentic problem solving into the classroom. Furthermore, they will be eager to participate in a “course team” that collaborates regularly to ensure as common an experience as possible for students within each course.
We seek candidates who are committed to and enjoy working with adolescents in all areas of school life. They also should be open to exploring collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and a willingness to explore and share the ways in which diverse voices have contributed significantly to the development of modern mathematics. In addition to classroom teaching and leading the QC, the director will be expected to coach and/or supervise one season of a sport or equivalent activity as well as serve as an advisor.
About Pingree School
Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.