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Middle School Math Teacher

Job Title: Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Department: Middle School
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Classification: Exempt
Status: Full-Time
Date: August, 2019
 
Job Summary: The Emery/Weiner School is seeking an experienced Middle School Math teacher beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Emery/Weiner welcomes candidates who are equally passionate about their subject and students. Strong candidates are committed to middle-school aged learners, the craft of teaching, and work well in a collaborative environment.
For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
  • Demonstrate mathematical knowledge and understanding across grade levels and content strands
  • Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs
  • Independently and actively present curriculum that balances content mastery, conceptual understanding, and the development of mathematical literacy
  • Develop creative formative and summative assessments and experiences to evaluate student learning
  • Employ innovative student-centered teaching practices rooted in brain-based research
  • Create and scaffold rigorous, higher-level thinking tasks that emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving
  • Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process
  • Exhibit a passion to teach and learn from young people and colleagues
 Responsibilities Include:
  • Teach Middle School math classes to students with a range of academic aptitudes
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of Middle School students
  • Assess students’ academic and social development
  • Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families
  • Collaborative work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or related field
  • Affinity for working with Middle School students
  • Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction
  • A strong commitment to professional growth
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in mathematics or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven success teaching Middle School students
  • Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum
  • Experience teaching in independent schools
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to Kendall White, Head of Middle School at: KWhite@emeryweiner.org
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