Candidates with an interest in taking their own love of mathematics beyond the walls of the classroom to outlets such as advising a math club or organizing community outreach events are strongly encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate how their Christian faith influences and integrates with their understanding and teaching of mathematics.
Our High School’s unofficial motto might be ‘work hard, play hard, laugh hard’. Though rigorous in curriculum and expectations, our student body is made up of academically average and above average students, almost all of whom are involved in Athletics, Performing and Visual Arts, clubs and societies, and service to the school and community. Ours is a balance of exhorting students to not accept low expectations for what young people can do while also helping them make hard decisions between multiple "excellent" things.
At the center of our education in the high school are analysis and critical thinking--the students' ability and exercise of understanding and ordering their knowledge on any particular topic into the context of their understanding of everything else. Articulating in writing and speech both questions and understanding are therefore regular and constant activity in all subjects. We deliberately foster an environment that encourages mature personal relationships and individual study. While education inherently includes graded performance on assessments and tests which can foster anxiety and unhealthy competition, the environment most conducive to learning is relaxed, personal, and safe--a result of relationships with adults whom are trustworthy, caring, and supportive. Those relationships are the most important asset in our school.
Qualified candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Math Education or an equivalent course of study, at least three years of relevant classroom experience preferred, and Christian maturity that demonstrates a desire and capacity to create a healthy classroom environment and to develop a commitment to learning in students. Successful candidates will have experience and expertise in the following:
Understanding pedagogical skills and objectives in a classical, Christian model.
Teaching through student discussions and extensive researched writing assignments while providing timely and instructive evaluation.
High self-understanding, interpersonal communication, self-organization, and motivation.
This position will regularly interact with students, parents, faculty, and administrators and requires strong interpersonal competency and the ability to build trust and rapport.
To apply for this position, please use the following link: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/Y44
Regents School of Austin is a unique K-12 school that educates 1,000 students on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. Our mission is to provide a classical, Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Regents is well recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, curriculum, students' achievement, parental involvement, and community support.
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The academic community at Regents is shaped by the excellence of the faculty, small class sizes, and the continuity of the K-12 program. Regents employees are engaged in an environment that is team-oriented and emergent. To ensure that our faculty is continually developing their skills in accordance with our performance objectives, we have a strong professional growth program. Even so, Regents culture is highly sensitive to the need for work/life balance and believes God made us to work from our rest.