Math teachers develop and execute engaging and interactive math lessons creating an environment that allows students to think critically and independently. The teachers are responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom and maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience. Teachers build relationships with students, families, and staff in order to foster a culture of community. Teachers are expected to maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and to support and collaborate closely with colleagues in the pursuit of Labâ™s mission. We are looking for teachers who project an air of optimism; who will share feedback to help students learn problem-solving; who can reflect on how their actions affectÂ others;Â and who will work each day to create a rich learning environment, and a culture of intellectual curiosity.
The Math Department is responsible for the math education of students in grades 6 - 12, and serving as an advisor for a small cohort of students.Â
The courses taught by the Math Department include sixth-grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Discrete Math, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.Â
Two levels of math classes, regular paced and accelerated, both of which are college preparatory, are offered.Â
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2021.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Analytical skills required.
Computational skills required.
Organizational skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Decision-making skills required.
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Strong interpersonal, and the ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Education:Â Â Â Â Â
Bachelor's degree required.Â
Master's degree preferred.Â
At least two years of teaching experience preferred.
Teaching experience at the Middle and/or High school level preferred.Â
Background working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Mathematics software such as Desmos and Geometerâ™s sketchpad preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons as appropriate.
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