Chapin is dedicated to cultivating students who possess the skills and habits of mind to be mathematical thinkers and keen problem solvers. Inquiry and student-centered curriculum development are at the core of our efforts. The position of Lower School Math Specialist is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative math educator who will enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children and value close collaboration with grade-level teachers.
Responsibilities of the Lower School Math Specialist include but are not limited to
collaborating with homeroom teachers to differentiate content, process and/or product to support all students' mathematical growth;
teaching whole-group math lessons and facilitating targeted small-group instruction;
promoting student growth for those requiring support or extension;
conducting assessments to determine student progress, and leveraging data to determine strategic instructional techniques tailored to meet individual students’ needs.
Ideal candidates possess a master's degree and at least 3 years successful classroom teaching experience with children aged 5-9; strong background in mathematical knowledge and a wide range of instructional strategies; expertise in using and helping others use effective instructional and assessment practices that are informed by knowledge of mathematical learning trajectories; experience with inquiry-based learning and mathematical discourse; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency work.
We prefer candidates who have specific experience with a variety of curriculums including Investigations, Bridges Mathematics, Cognitively Guided Instruction, Contexts for Learning, and Singapore Math; expertise in planning and implementing math workshop model in the classroom; and experience with coaching and observation.
Finally, we seek candidates who possess traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - energy, creativity, flexibility, patience, and an inexhaustible sense of humor.
Submit your cover letter and résumé to the following dedicated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City serving nearly 800 students K–12. Founded in 1901, Chapin prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Chapin cultivates in each student a love of learning, independent thinking, emotional resilience and a dedication to serving others.
Chapin’s Focus Forward strategic plan, which has guided our work since 2010, has intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional, and other life skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Focus Forward is a commitment to strengthening teaching and learning; culture, community, and global awareness; character, ethics, and emotional well-being; and financial sustainability.
Specifically, at the heart of Focus Forward is a two-part commitment: to a learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities, and to classroom teachi...ng that both meets the highest standards of academic excellence and is tailored to each student’s interests and potential. As part of our pledge to enhance our curriculum and pedagogy to reflect research and best practices, we place each student at the center of her own learning. Student-driven inquiry sets the stage for enduring understanding. Likewise, a commitment on the part of students and educators alike to a growth mindset ensures that for all students understanding key concepts in all disciplines is possible. Inextricably linked to our academic program are efforts that support the emotional health and well-being of our students.
Chapin's Commitment to Diversity
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. Believing that an equitable, inclusive community is essential to learning, Chapin actively seeks families, faculty and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. Chapin embraces and respects differences in age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class. Expecting and requiring respect for others are hallmarks of our educational process.