The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a full-time Middle School 6th Grade Math Teacher and House Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year. Dalton is recognized as a national and international model of progressive education based upon a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum. Guided by the Dalton Plan, we are an intentionally diverse community committed to a tradition of life-long learning and educational innovation.
The ideal teacher enjoys inquiry and insights by a broad range of math learners and is familiar with curricular innovations to enhance math learning beyond traditional methods. The Math Department is currently examining the sixth-grade pre-algebra curriculum and looking for places to integrate geometry, probability and statistics. Currently, the sixth-grade curriculum is a transition from the arithmetic-based curriculum of fifth grade to the beginning algebra presented in seventh grade. Students extend their computational skills with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to include operations with integers, exponents and rational numbers. They broaden and deepen their understanding of ratio, proportion and percent concepts, and they also use the language of algebra to write and solve equations. Throughout the year there are several long-term Assignments, including the interdisciplinary Greek Festival, during which students research Greek temples and build scale models.
Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 6th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as a 6th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs.
Candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about progressive mathematics education, problem-based learning and differentiation. The Dalton School is committed to reflecting upon its curriculum and there will be opportunities to innovate and possibly incorporate the study of probability, statistics and geometry in the curriculum. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum that addresses the whole child and to improve pedagogy. A Master’s degree in education or mathematics is strongly preferred, in addition to experience teaching similar math content.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.