Lawrence Academy has an opening for an experienced, innovative mathematics teacher starting in August 2021. Candidates must have solid background in algebra I & II, geometry, and pre-calculus. Experience with finite topics (probability & statistics, graph theory) and calculus is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable teaching in a non-traditional math environment and working collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum and resources.
Lawrence Academy’s mathematics department uses an integrated curriculum which, rather than teaching the usual sequence of algebra/geometry/algebra over the first three years of high school, combines algebra and geometry with a problem-solving approach to mathematics. Lower level math classes are taught using a Mastery approach to learning. Math classes at LA focus on real-world math applications; classes are structured so that students are actively engaged in finding solutions to problems and mathematical simulations through discovery exercises and investigations. The math department uses Ti84 graphing calculators in the classroom as well as software applications such as Geogebra and Desmos. Candidates should be interested in developing their technological skills and applications for use in the classroom. Candidates must also be very comfortable working one-on-one with students and be open and accessible for extra-help; important components of being a math teacher at Lawrence Academy.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular (primarily athletics), and extracurricular programs at the school. Interested candidates should expect to live in a dormitory, but on-campus (non-dorm) or off-campus housing might be an available alternative. All members of the faculty are part of our residential program and have a regular weeknight duty and some weekend duties.
Lawrence Academy is a residential and day school in Groton, MA, serving 400 students in grades 9-12. For more information on Lawrence Academy go to www.lacademy.edu.
Cultural competence is an essential element of teaching and learning at Lawrence Academy. We are therefore seeking individuals who are committed to actively participating in professional development and engaging in our cultural competency programs that are structured to move our community forward equitably and inclusively. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
The Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Additional Requirements: Candidates will be required to complete criminal records, sexual offender records, driving records and Massachusetts fingerprinting checks.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and reference list in a single PDF document to Libby Margraf, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line should be “Math Teacher.” No phone calls please.
About Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy, serving 400 students in Groton, Massachusetts, is a residential and day school, and faculty are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs at the school.