Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. Ethical Culture School, located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 80 faculty members.
Ethical Culture School seeks a passionate, energetic and creative Math Specialist. Candidates should be experienced in progressive pedagogical approaches to teaching mathematics and should have a commitment to the principles of our mission: progressive education, academic excellence, ethical learning and diversity.
The Math Specialist reports to the Assistant Principal, and works collaboratively to develop and implement math curriculum with the math team, which includes other math specialists, and classroom teachers. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out a rigorous math program, which challenges our students in the grades that s/he supports.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students.
Co-develops and implements curriculum K-5
Designs and implements assessments K-5
Co-plans and facilitates teacher and parent workshops
Supports the after school mathematics program
Works with math team to ensure consistency across school wide scope and sequence
Plans lessons with teachers
Models classroom lessons
Teaches classroom lessons in collaboration with classroom teachers
Assesses student learning
Co-creates and differentiates homework
Leads grade level meetings
Supports teachers with the understanding of pedagogy and math content knowledge
Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ethical Culture Fieldston School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location.
Bachelor’s degree in education
Master’s degree in Math education or Math Leadership preferred
Minimum four years of classroom teaching experience in elementary school preferred
Extensive knowledge of elementary math pedagogy and curriculum
Comprehensive knowledge of math content
Ability to collaborate, compromise and be flexible
Ability to listen and clearly communicate with strong, talented teachers
Please visit our employment page at www.ecfs.org to apply.
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Please generate all documents in MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.