Teaching a well-rounded, middle school math curriculum
Math 5, 6, 7, and 8 (4 sections)
Subjects include general math, pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry
A ten-month, full-time salaried teacher
Additional key duties: Homeroom (Advisory), CORE and EXPLORE class (one section each per week), and other duties as needed
Reports to: Head of School
Responsibilities (Math Teacher): Teach math classes in a manner consistent with the mission of the school, the philosophy of the mathematics department, and research on girls and math. Effective lessons incorporate connections to other subjects (cross-curricular); involve data, real life situations, spatial relationships, and geometry; utilize a balance among hands on, visual, and auditory approaches; integrate visual art / technology; investigate different problem-solving strategies and multiple paths to solutions; explore why algorithms work; emphasize properties, number sense, and patterns; and incorporate writing about math. Class discussions, one-on-one meetings with students, individual and group projects, note-taking, and field trips are also paths to in-depth learning.
Job Description (Math Teacher):
The Math teacher is responsible for the following essential duties:
Teaching four sections of math;
Using teaching techniques that support the mission and philosophy of the school which include discovery, constructivist, and developmentally appropriate approaches to learning;
Establishing a learning environment that inspires learning; student engagement, and student success by addressing different learning styles and holding students to high standards;
Attending faculty and departmental meetings;
Communicating with parents through conferences and other means;
Completing student reports in a timely manner;
Following personnel policies as described in the Employee Handbook and supporting student behaviors as described in the Family Handbook;
Participating fully in the life of the school in terms of academics (providing high quality instruction to students); professionalism (continually focusing on professional growth and renewal); culture (engaging in collegial activities and supporting all members of the school community).
Homeroom: Homeroom teachers serve as the main artery of the school. Homeroom teachers oversee and cultivate the optimal development of each girl in their care. Homeroom teachers serve as each girl’s main advocate and as the chief communication link among all constituencies of the school. Homeroom teachers are charged with promoting the school’s yearly agenda, cultivating positive and substantive interactions of their group, and with overseeing, advocating, and communicating each girl’s safety, education, and optimal development. See the Employee Handbook for details of essential duties.
Essential Skills (Math Teacher):
Bachelor’s Degree (required) with Math as a major; Master’s Degree (preferred); Endorsement in Math is optional;
A minimum of two years experience teaching in a school environment (preferred);
Knowledge of middle school girls’ education; passion for teaching and for working with middle school students;
Strong communication and organizational skills; ability to apply technology effectively;
Strong instructional planning and preparation skills; ability to evaluate all students’ progress consistently and effectively;
Ability to teach in a manner that supports different learning styles;
Ability to hold students to high but not necessarily uniform standards;
Willingness and ability to assess student work in multiple ways and in a timely manner;
Flexibility; commitment to refining familiar teaching strategies and to exploring and developing new teaching strategies, including online/distance education teaching;
Strong orientation towards personal/professional growth and success;
Strong orientation towards teamwork, institutional success, and community success.