Works to implement quality mathematics instruction for students who need mathematics support within and beyond their classrooms. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for delivering a mathematics program designed to meet student needs and additional support services based on the needs of the school.
Deep understanding of mathematics for grades K-8 (Numbers and Operations, Algebra and Functions, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability)
Support the development of mathematical proficiency as characterized by conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, and productive disposition.
Diagnose mathematical misconceptions and errors and design appropriate interventions.
Decide whether, how and far, to utilize specific oral or written responses from learners.
Recognize, evaluate, and respond to multiple, often non-standard solutions to problems.
Choose and/or design tasks to support the learning of new mathematical ideas or methods, or to test learners’ understanding of them.
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans, projects and instructional resources/activities that facilitate learning
Ensure lesson plans are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with school curriculum.
Knowledgeable in current instructional methodologies and ability to differentiate instruction in a challenging academic setting.
Develop and use a variety of assessments that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and mathematics standards.
Observe and evaluate student's performance.
Maintain grade books.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
Experienced and versed in the use of technology in the classroom
Participate in ongoing training sessions.
Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.
Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.
About Caribbean School Inc.
The Caribbean School is a private, English language, college preparatory school located in the coastal city of Ponce in southern Puerto Rico. All of our classes are taught in the English language, with the obvious exception of Spanish. Most of our students speak Spanish at home, but are just as comfortable speaking in English. Spanish at Caribbean School is taught as a second “first” language. In this way the school fosters an appreciation of Puerto Rican heritage and serves as a bridge between cultures.