The Lower School Curriculum Support Teacher: Math Academic Specialist serves as part of the Learning and Counseling Department and provides support services to children and teachers in the area of mathematics. In their role, they are available to all teachers, students, administrators, and staff who may seek their counsel on how best to support mathematical teaching and learning for students. Ideal candidates possess an extensive knowledge of mathematical concepts, familiarity with a wide variety of curricular programs, and experience supporting students with exceptional learning needs.
We are seeking someone who enjoys thinking deeply about math, is passionate and committed to meeting the needs of exceptional students, is knowledgeable of and experienced with a wide variety of math curricula and neuro-diversity, is comfortable and able to navigate and support multiple teaching teams simultaneously, and is curious, open-minded, and collaborative in their approach to teaching and learning. This candidate possesses experience in creating and implementing accommodations to support students with learning differences. In addition, ideal candidates demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including cultural competency skills.
The Math Academic Specialist will collaborate and partner with teachers to support planning, implementing, and assessing math teaching and learning. They will co-teach, co-plan, observe and provide feedback, reinforce or enrich teaching in small groups, and provide other support as needed. The Math Academic Specialist will also support the development and implementation of a cohesive, consistent, and differentiated math curriculum program in partnership with faculty, staff, and administration across the schools, in particular, supporting the transition from second to third grade and fifth to sixth grade.
All faculty members are responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom, and maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience. Faculty members are also expected to build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of the community. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how your actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
All faculty members are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
Collaborate with individual teachers and teaching teams, including co-planning, co-teaching, and thinking deeply about math and math instruction.
Support homeroom teachers and Learning and Counseling team members to interpret data in order to inform instruction and improve learning.
Collaborate with administrators to provide leadership and staff development for the math program.
Lead targeted small group mathematics instruction, for both reinforcement and enrichment purposes, when necessary.
Create and implement accommodations to support students with learning differences.
Communicate with classroom teachers, support staff, and parents regarding specific mathematics support strategies.
Support instructional staff with obtaining appropriate math resources.
Provide professional development for staff on mathematics best practices.
Communicate with parents, including presenting at parent or math nights.
Support the development and alignment of the Lower School Math program.
Research, teach, model, and facilitate teachersâ™ use of best practices to address the needs of diverse learners.
Assess students' academic progress.
Provide strategies and resources for differentiating instruction.
Consult with homeroom teachers, members of the Learning and Counseling and Math departments, and administration.
Attend staffing and other grade-level, departmental, division, and school-wide meetings, as necessary.
Write progress reports.
Leverage University and Lab community resources to support math curriculum development, differentiation, and instruction.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students required.
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 required.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
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 required.
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 (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Master's degree in Mathematics, Education, or Special Education required.
Degree in Special Education (B.A., M.Ed. or M.S.) OR Certification LBS1 (learning behavior specialist) or other special education certification required.
Mathematics Specialist certification or degree preferred.
Minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience in the elementary setting required.
Co-teaching and/or coaching experience preferred.
Curriculum development and writing experience required; experience developing Understanding by Design or similar curriculum writing structure preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students, teachers, and families with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to use standard productivity software (Google Drive, Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Physical Requirements for Teaching Positions:
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