Lawrence Academy has an opening for an experienced, innovative mathematics teacher starting in August 2018. Candidates must have solid background in algebra I & II, geometry and pre-calculus. Experience with probability & statistics is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable teaching in a non-traditional math environment and working collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum and resources.
Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Further, the Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Lawrence Academy’s mathematics department uses an integrated curriculum which, rather than teaching the usual sequence of algebra/geometry/algebra over the first three years of high school, combines algebra and geometry with a problem-solving approach to mathematics. Lower level math classes are taught using a Mastery approach to learning. Math classes at LA focus on real-world math applications; classes are structured so that students are actively engaged in finding solutions to problems and mathematical simulations through discovery exercises and investigations. All math classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards; experience teaching with Smartboards is a plus. The math department uses Ti84 graphing calculators in the classroom as well as software applications such as Geogebra, Desmos and Screencast-o-matic.
Candidates should be interested in developing their technological skills and applications for use in the classroom. Candidates must also be very comfortable working one-on-one with students and be open and accessible as extra-help is an important component of being a math teacher at Lawrence Academy.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and reference list in a single PDF document to Colin Igoe, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line should be “Math Teacher.” No phone calls please.
About Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy, serving almost 400 students in Groton, Massachusetts, is a residential and day school, and faculty are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular (primarily athletics), and extracurricular programs at the school. Interested candidates should expect to live in a dormitory, but on-campus (non-dorm) or off-campus housing might be an available alternative. All members of the faculty are part of our residential program and have regular weeknight duties and some weekend duties.