Saint Mary’s Hall seeks an outstanding Middle School Math Teacher to join a successful Math Vertical Team K-12, teaching pre- algebra and algebra. This position also includes the role of being an advisor to 10-12 seventh grade students.
Length of course: 2 semesters Texts: Algebra I, MyMathLab, the online component and electronic textbook, Algebra I Video Organizer
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B (85%) in Pre-algebra 6 Placement of students new to Saint Mary’s Hall will be determined by a committee of MS math faculty and the math department chair.
Course Description: Algebra 7 is a fast-paced class that begins with an in-depth study of the structure of the real number system. Students are exposed to a higher degree of abstraction. Derivations of formulas, proof of the properties of real numbers, and mathematical models are emphasized. Solving simultaneous equations and using the quadratic formula will be included. The TI 84 Plus graphing calculator is required. Students are expected to maintain an 85 average to remain in the course.
Teach up to five sections of math classes
Serve as an Advisor to a small group of Middle School students to oversee those students’ academic progress and to facilitate communication with their parents
Assume any faculty duties as assigned by MS Division Head, including coaching, club, and/or leadership group sponsor
Communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, staff, and administration
Work in Form Level team planning to facilitate horizontal lesson implementation and Form Level activities, such as field trips and experiential education
Support the efforts of vertical team planning and curriculum alignment
Participate in meetings of the Mathematics Vertical Team, Middle School Mathematics Department, and Middle School Division
Participate in professional development activities
Dynamic New Leadership
Len Miller joined Saint Mary’s Hall as the 25th Head of School in July of 2020. Len comes to San Antonio after a 25-year career in independent schools. He served previously at some of our nation’s top schools, including The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, and The Shipley School. His tenure has been hallmarked by a deep commitment to the quality of the academic program, the student experience, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the institution. He has been at the forefront of developing innovative academic programs and recruiting and retaining dynamic teachers. Robust, intentional, student wellness programs are the result of his collaborative leadership.
Len’s forward-thinking efforts in strategic planning, enrollment, advancement, and fiscal matters have underpinned the overall strength and quality of the schools he has served. As a leader, he strives to empower his leadership team to build programs, effect change, and make significant and meaningful impacts on the students, faculty, staff, and School culture. Len is committed to educating the whole student with a deep focus on connection and belonging among the student body.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic professional and learning environment that encourages innovation, send us a cover letter, resume, and complete our SMH employment application. Please email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download our employment application by visiting www.smhall.org/about/employment-opportunities. Applications will be processed as they are received.
A. in Mathematics, advanced degree(s) preferred
A minimum of three years of teaching at the secondary school level is required
Secondary teaching certification or graduate work in mathematics/education preferred
Successful teaching experience in middle school preferred
Passion for the subject matter and for working with bright, motivated middle school students in a rigorous, college-preparatory environment
The Ability to implement technology into daily teaching and the design of student projects is preferred
Strong background and professional development experience in teaching mathematics preferred
Vertical team experience preferred
Previous experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum (preferred)
Strong preference to those who coach sports and other co-curriculars
Student-centered, collaborative, and transparent educator who is accessible to students, parents, and colleagues and is adept at building relationships
Academic leader with extraordinarily high expectations of her/himself and the ability to inspire and motivate others
Character above reproach and unparalleled integrity
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in a classroom environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold