Detroit Country Day School is seeking a full-time Middle School Math Teacher beginning with the 2018-19 school year to join a highly experienced, innovative, and supportive Math Department. The intent of the Middle School math curriculum is to engage Middle School students and provide a meaningful context for their math education at both a personal and global level. All classes are student-centered with an emphasis on hands-on, minds-on activities.
To provide innovative and comprehensive instruction designed to develop critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving and higher order thinking skills
To provide instruction and coaching to foster student enthusiasm and interest in math competition
To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning
To create various classroom activities designed to foster student-centered learning
To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver curriculum that ensures breadth and balance in all subjects
To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes with appropriate challenge and high expectations
To organize and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities
To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupil’s learning
To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress
Contribute to the development and coordination of the department’s curriculum
To communicate and consult with parents overall aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional
To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity
To recognize health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures/rules that apply to this position
Interested candidates should submit:
Cover letter to include: your vision of what a middle school math classroom looks like in the world today
Narrative that describes how you have set yourself apart from other teachers
Link to a digital portfolio which may include: samples of lesson plans, samples of assignments, samples of student/parent feedback, professional development, list of orientations
About Detroit Country Day School
Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential.
Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts education to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Detroit Country Day School promotes each student’s in-depth exploration of the fine and performing arts, from basic art and music concepts in pre-school to a full conservatory program in the upper grades. Equally important, the school promotes the moral, character and leadership development of all students, enabling them to achieve excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.
Detroit Country Day School also guides students in their physical development, believing it essential to the emergence of a well-rounded individual. The school offers more than 30 team sports, ranging from traditional sports including football, basketball, baseball and softball to snowboarding, mountain biking, figure skating and ultimate frisbee. Athletic teams are primarily coached by Detroit Country Day Scho...ol faculty and alumni, ensuring that the school’s values are consistently reinforced, both in the class and on the field.
The school’s four distinct campuses are organized by grade level, yet the Detroit Country Day School philosophy is consistent throughout. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. It offers a superior liberal arts curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in grades nine through twelve. The prestigious International Baccalaureate program, originally adopted by the school in 1980, qualifies graduates for international university admission or sophomore standing in many American colleges. Every Detroit Country Day School graduate earns acceptance at four-year colleges and universities.
Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. While the school was initially established in Detroit, it now serves more than 50 local communities.