We seek an experienced and energetic Middle School Math Teacher to lead our middle school mathematics program. We believe in cultivating children's innate curiosity through complex, authentic investigations; we believe in educating the whole child; and we believe in empowering children to learn how to learn.
The teacher will be expected to collaborate on projects with teachers across the middle school, and be a resource to lower school teachers to ensure alignment in mathematics learning between the lower school and middle school. The teacher will also be expected to use the city as a classroom and introduce our children to the latest developments in mathematics.
About the Middle School Math Program
Our Middle School Math program spans the fifth through eighth grades. Children learn to think and work like mathematicians by developing and solving mathematical problems. The program follows the Singapore Math approach.
Responsibilities (this list represents highlights):
Lead the delivery and development of the math curriculum for children in grades 5–8
Prepare instructional course materials for a problem-based class format
Use the city as a classroom and invite professionals who use math to speak with students
Assess children's progress and issue reports
Communicate proactively with families
Collaborate with middle school colleagues on cross-disciplinary projects and lower school colleagues on curriculum alignment
Participate in professional development that involves studying others' best practices
Lead a student club or other major activity
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
Master's-level training in mathematics, math education, or a related field
A record of success nurturing middle school mathematics children through the rigors of mathematical problem solving
Experience teaching using digital tools like Microsoft Excel and Wolfram Alpha
Experience developing rigorous curricula
Understanding of the struggles and misconceptions with mathematics at this level
Experience building rapport with middle school-aged children and their families
Experience supporting the social-emotional learning needs of middle school-aged children
Experience working with a creative, collaborative team
Experience preparing students for the Algebra Regents Exam is a plus
About The Cathedral School
The Cathedral School is a private, co-educational preschool through middle school committed to fostering the natural curiosity, intelligence, and creativity of children through a classical education approach. We adhere to the ancient Greek tradition of paideia, which views education as character formation, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence in all its forms. Our children consistently gain entry into New York City’s selective public and competitive private high schools. The academic program is rigorous; the setting is nurturing.
Learn more at www.cathedralschoolny.org