Liaises with: Dept. Coordinator, Director of Teaching & Learning, Division Head
The ideal applicant is someone who has significant experience with and a passion for working with Upper School students. This person has a curious mind and constantly is looking for ways to engage all students, while developing innovative and progressive curriculum and pedagogy. We seek a candidate who has a persistent disquiet with the status quo and will join us in challenging traditional methodologies for math instruction. While this role is at present for Upper School, this person has the capacity also to teach Middle School students. An understanding of personalized learning models and also the Mastery Based Consortium is encouraged. Having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition is essential.
Candidates should have at least two years teaching experience and preferably possess specific experience teaching geometry to students. Wooster expects teachers to creatively collaborate across departmental lines and to build an integrated curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are pillars of teaching and learning in this setting.
Math Teacher Expectations
Deliver high quality, rigorous, personalized instruction
Participate in the development of math curriculum and innovative pedagogy
Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors
Participate in student life
Incorporate online or blended strategies into the curriculum
This part-time Wooster teacher is asked to teach 2 sections of math. Geometry knowledge is a plus.
Wooster teachers are empowered to take initiative in developing innovative curriculum and best practices in their disciplines. This is likely to include experiential, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning. An understanding of Making Thinking Visible, Harvard Project Zero, metacognition, and John Hattie’s research are important elements of being a teacher at Wooster, and one through which the School supports its teacher-learners. Ongoing learning in your content area, mindfulness, regular reflection, and cognitive science are integral aspects of the teacher-learner story at Wooster.
Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious, capable and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled learners for life.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Director of Teaching and Learning
A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related field; advanced degree(s) preferable, but not required.
Experience working with high school aged children. Independent school experience is preferred.
Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time position. Part-time salaries are competitive with the local independent schools.
Wooster is an equal opportunity employer.