Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become not only great students, but great people.
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process. It is the policy and commitment of Prospect Sierra School that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Overview of Position
This position is for Seventh Grade Math Teacher. The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head. As Seventh Grade Math Teacher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
Plan, teach, and evaluate four sections of seventh-grade math.
Collaborate with the other math teachers to ensure cohesive delivery of the math program as well as technology to implement and refine existing curriculum and ensure quality of overall program.
Serve on the seventh-grade level team with ongoing collaboration with other grade team members
Serve as advisor for twelve seventh grade students
Supervise advisees during afternoon Study Halls
Teach a weekly elective (topic of your choice).
Participate in a week-long environmental education trip.
Oversee a “Family” of mixed-grade students once a week.
Communicate effectively with parents
Collaborate with learning specialists in working with students with learning needs
Write narrative reports for all seventh-grade students.
Participate in parent/teacher conferences.
The candidate must have:
Three or more years teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level
Competency with algebra and geometry
Experience with differentiated instruction
Experience implementing the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice
Experience with multiple modes of instruction
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected and also sets a climate for growth mindset
Demonstrated professional development in equity and justice work, and commitment to anti-bias instruction and learning
Ability and willingness to work in teams
Ability to effectively communicate with prospective and current parents
A passion for math education and its instruction
The ideal candidate would also have:
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Sense of humor
Excellent interpersonal skills
Commitment to anti-bias learning
Duties school-wide include:
Participation on committees as needed and appropriate
Ancillary duties include responsibilities that are part of middle school life, e.g., team and staff meetings, attendance at school functions, recess duties, etc.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
ATTN: Seventh Grade Math Teacher
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(Please put “Seventh Grade Math Teacher” in the subject line)
Internal Number: 02052019
About Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.