Lawrence Academy has an opening for an experienced, innovative mathematics teacher starting in August 2019. Candidates must have solid background in algebra I & II, geometry, and pre-calculus. Experience with finite topics (probability & statistics, graph theory) and calculus is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable teaching in a non-traditional math environment and working collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum and resources.
Lawrence Academy’s mathematics department uses an integrated curriculum which, rather than teaching the usual sequence of algebra/geometry/algebra over the first three years of high school, combines algebra and geometry with a problem-solving approach to mathematics. Lower level math classes are taught using a Mastery approach to learning. Math classes at LA focus on real-world math applications; classes are structured so that students are actively engaged in finding solutions to problems and mathematical simulations through discovery exercises and investigations. All math classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards and experience teaching with Smartboards is a plus. The math department uses Ti84 graphing calculators in the classroom as well as software applications such as Geogebra and Desmos. Candidates should be interested in developing their technological skills and applications for use in the classroom. Candidates must also be very comfortable working one-on-one with students and be open and accessible for extra-help; important components of being a math teacher at Lawrence Academy.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular (primarily athletics), and extracurricular programs at the school. Interested candidates should expect to live in a dormitory, but on-campus (non-dorm) or off-campus housing might be an available alternative. All members of the faculty are part of our residential program and have regular weeknight duties and some weekend duties. For more information about Lawrence Academy, go to www.lacademy.edu.
Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Lawrence Academy is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
To apply for this position please email a single PDF containing cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Colin Igoe, Dean of Academics & Faculty, at email@example.com
Lawrence Academy is a residential and day school in Groton, MA serving 400 students in grades 9-12. Lawrence Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related disability.
About Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy, serving 400 students in Groton, Massachusetts, is a residential and day school, and faculty are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs at the school.