The Outdoor Academy is an accredited, residential, semester school for high achieving tenth-grade and select ninth- and eleventh-grade students. Rising from a long tradition of experiential education at Eagle's Nest Foundation, a non-profit organization chartered in 1950, The Outdoor Academy incorporates a college preparatory curriculum with environmental education, wilderness leadership, unique arts offerings, and regional studies in a small community setting. Established in 1995, The Outdoor Academy enrolls up to 28 students from across the United States each semester to attend our school located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Part-Time Math Teacher (Starting January 2019)
ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES: The part-time math teacher is responsible for teaching up to two preps of high school math courses (including but not limited to Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Common Core Math I, II, and III) to Outdoor Academy students. Different levels will generally be taught in separate sections. Our Math curriculum is based on that of our sending schools. Since students attend The Outdoor Academy for only one semester, it is important for our Math teachers to be aware of material covered at our sending schools. Students who attend The Outdoor Academy represent a range of academic maturity, but are generally highly motivated and above the academic average. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Plan, develop, implement, and monitor a rigorous, experiential curriculum that meets the needs of individual students in each course each semester
Maintain a working knowledge of current research and curriculum developments in the field, such as Common Core, and act as an academic liaison between OA, parents and sending schools
Collaborate with other faculty and staff integrating math and its applications into outdoor programming and interdisciplinary lessons
Mentor students in their academic growth
Evaluate student performance
Be available to work with students on mathematics assignments outside of class as needed
Attend Parent meetings each semester to advise parents and students
Attend faculty meetings as required by the Director
Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Math or other field with advanced math coursework
Prior classroom teaching experience preferred
Minimum of Basic First Aid and CPR
Study abroad or semester school experience preferred
The ideal candidate would have full-time experience teaching high school math. They would have knowledge of course content in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus topics including vectors, polar coordinates, probability, and statistics. The ideal candidate would demonstrate experience in accommodating, differentiating, and modifying curriculum to meet individual student needs within a class. Experience in curriculum development, experiential education, interdisciplinary collaboration, or implementation of new content standards will be highly valued. Additionally, this individual should have knowledge of research-based practices in mathematics including the implementation of Common Core and be able to identify learning problems in mathematics.
About The Outdoor Academy
The Outdoor Academy is an accredited residential semester school for high achieving sophomores and select freshman and juniors. Focused on intellect, environment, community, and craft, OA delivers rigorous high school academics infused with experiential education in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our small community of students will also spend a quarter of their semester developing technical and wilderness leadership skills on backpacking, climbing, and paddling adventures all over the Southeast.