The Math Department is responsible for the math education of students in grades 6 - 12. The courses taught by the Math Department include 6th-grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Discrete Math, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Two levels of math classes, regular paced and accelerated, both of which are college preparatory, are offered.
Math teachers report to their respective Principals and to the Math Department Chair.
Teachers are expected to work collaboratively with other teachers in the Math Department, interact with their own faculty, with colleagues outside their faculty, with other professionals, with staff and administrators, with students, and with parents.
Teachers are expected to work the required 179 days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2019.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Two years of teaching experience preferred.
Teaching experience at the Middle and/or High school level preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality preferred.
Strong knowledge mathematics required.
Curiosity about mathematics and desire to grow mathematically required.
Ability to use mathematics software such as Desmos and Geometerâ™s Sketchpad preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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