An ideal Upper School Mathematics Teacher is dynamic, has the ability to teach all levels of mathematics courses from Algebra I through Calculus, specifically teaching Calculus AB and/or BC, and is interested in developing strong problem-solving and communication competencies in students. The teacher will work with students in grades 9 - 12.
Inspiring, engaging, and encouraging students in the study of mathematics
Using professional growth opportunities to continually grow as a mathematics educator
Working collaboratively with colleagues within the mathematics department and with members of other departments, including the science/engineering, computer science, and arts departments
Incorporating the use of technology in the classroom; including, but not limited to, the use of calculators and spreadsheets to solve problems
Becoming an active member of the McDonogh community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the mathematics department
Overtly supporting and acting in accordance with the school's mission
Exhibit professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Responding to the needs of the School, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, coaching, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head
A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Experience working in a student-centered learning environment, with practical experience with problem-based learning
Prior experience teaching Mathematics is preferred
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
Ability to successfully work with and within a culturally diverse student body, staff, and community
Exhibits a strong work ethic
Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
Must possess personal qualifications as required, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.
Proficient in the use of technology tools, including but not limited to the use of the TI-Nspire calculator, Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel; proficiency with RStudio preferred, but not required
Subject matter expertise required, preferably through second-year Calculus including the ability to incorporate data analysis into math courses.
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.