Summary: Teaches Middle school mathematics classes; uses a variety of teaching methods to meet students’ needs; mentors students as their teacher and character educator. Full-time, school-year position.
Work Performed: Essential Duties*
Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes, including daily lesson planning, regular pretesting, and backwards design of units
Differentiate for multiple levels within each class (mixed-ability classrooms)
Communicate with Learning Engagement Center about students and push-in and pull-out services
Serve as a resource for Lower School teachers in their curriculum design and instruction
Help organize the administration of standardized testing and analyze the data for trends. Make decisions about instruction and specific student intervention in response to the data.
Assess students on their math understanding and skills using rubrics and a proficiency scale.
Follow the Math in Focus curriculum with pacing and student engagement in mind, as well as supplement the eighth grade curriculum with Algebra 1 Common Core standards
Meet and communicate with students and parents regarding student growth in math
Participate in weekly faculty meetings about student growth in academics and character
Assess students in their approach to learning
Create and edit unit plans for each unit of study
Participate in yearly goal-setting and frequent one-on-one meetings with supervisor
Reflect on teaching and learning regularly and improve practice
Complete the required portfolio, including walkthroughs, school visits, reflections, and goal-setting
Attend conferences (could include Math in Focus, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
Participate in and contribute to weekly and yearly professional development sessions
Communicate timely and effectively with students, parents, and administration
Engage in professional learning experiences that support school initiatives
Actively collaborates with colleagues across levels and departments to support the implementation of school-wide initiatives
Actively participates in various committee meetings, faculty and parent meetings, and professional development
Supports Middle School activities by chaperoning social events and trips
To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues, and the operations of the school; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information
Team Work - Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; inspires respect and trust; displays passion and optimism; proven ability to lead teams
Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; display positivity and flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions; relates well to students and adults
The Principia shall seek to serve the Cause of Christian Science through appropriate channels open to it as an educational institution (Policy 1).
Principia is a Christian Science community of practice. Through transformative opportunities, a challenging curriculum, and character education based on the teachings of Christian Science, we examine, test, and strengthen our faith while developing the skills and understanding requisite for excellence. As global, outward-looking, inspired learners, we serve and better the world.
Principia’s values, listed below, are grounded in the teachings of Christian Science:
Teaching and learning
Thinking and acting from the basis of Principle, Love
Unfoldment of character
Individual and collective excellence
Citizenship and service
Innovation and continuous improvement
Bachelor’s degree in Education and/or Math
Teaching certification preferred (required within two years of hire date)
Teaching experience with middle school students preferred
Model the character traits that Principia students are expected to embody
*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.