Sidwell Friends School, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks a 7th-8th grade Math teacher beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
The 7/8 Math teacher will be responsible for teaching some combination of math courses that may include, in any given year: a 7th grade math course (which covers a variety of discrete math topics that develop students abstract thinking skills); an Introduction to Algebra course; and a highly rigorous Algebra I course. Evidence of both supporting and challenging Middle School students in their mathematical thinking is essential, as is a commitment to helping them not only use, but understand, the reason that different mathematical processes work. An ability to teach students how to talk and write about math, in addition to completing problems correctly, is also important. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work collaboratively and thrive in an environment committed to academic excellence. An appreciation for young adolescents and a sense of humor are also essential.
Other duties include: advising a group of 7th and 8th grade students; writing student reports; effective communication and collaboration with students, colleagues, and families; attendance at meetings; and collaboration with Math colleagues in the Middle School and other divisions.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and 3-5 years of math teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level. Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.