Position Overview: LWHS currently seeks a full-time math teacher starting immediately in the Fall of 2021.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching four or five sections, depending on the structure of the 2021-2022 school year, most likely with two preps. This teacher also should expect to be available to students for individual help outside of class, to serve as an advisor to a group approximately 12 students and their families, and to participate in department and faculty meetings and co-curricular responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will have:
Powerful understanding of mathematics through calculus and statistics
Ability and desire to teach at all levels of the high school curriculum
Experience with student-centered math pedagogy that values understanding and reasoning over rules and algorithms
A commitment to equity and culturally responsive instruction in the math classroom, which gives all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned
The ideal candidate will also:
Value collaboration with colleagues in order to contribute to a culture of continual improvement and learning.
Possess a growth-mindset.
Engage in continual professional development to grow mathematical knowledge for teaching, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.
Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through this site https://www.lwhs.org/about/employment and submit—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references. In your statement of educational philosophy, please address the following:
How do you promote the development of a learning mindset among students?
How can teachers encourage and support students to make sense of the concepts for themselves?
What are your thoughts on authentic assessment in math?
What is the value for all students in studying math?
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls or emails, please.
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.