Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative individual to join our faculty as a PK-8 Mathematics Specialist for the fall of 2020. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced adults – faculty and parents alike – who are committed to the mission to develop “as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.
The successful candidate will hold PK-8 Mathematics specialist responsibilities along with teaching responsibilities in the Middle School. In both aspects of the role, the candidate will seek to embody and support the vision set forth in the school’s Philosophy of Math Education, specifically helping all “Saint Andrew’s students grow to be well-rounded mathematicians who see themselves as capable practitioners of mathematics.”
The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of how students learn mathematics across elementary and middle grades. And, they will be able to use that knowledge to develop and implement rich and differentiated lessons, especially within their own Middle School classroom. The candidate will also be adept at visiting other teachers’ classrooms, building collaborative relationships, and supporting the work of other teachers particularly in understanding and modifying the current math curricula: Bridges and College Preparatory Mathematics. The diversity of responsibilities of this role requires a teacher who is an effective communicator, self-directed, flexible, and efficient.
1) Student Relationships
Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voice is celebrated.
Be attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
Provide support for students outside of class time as needed during school hours.
2) Student Learning
Facilitate age appropriate exploratory, investigative, and challenging instruction.
Plan instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and a deep understanding of mathematics.
Create learning experiences by incorporating a range of instruction modalities.
Assess understanding using a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Utilize assessment feedback to adjust instruction and continuously improve student learning.
Use technology creatively and effectively in a one-to-one laptop environment.
3) Teacher Leadership & Collaboration
Student-centered coaching of PK-8 faculty on best practices to support a wide range of student learning profiles
Support the implementation of a newly adopted mathematics program (Bridges) in grades PK-5
Collaborate with administration to support and/or lead faculty professional development
Coordinate mathematics budget and purchasing of mathematics materials and resources
Collaborate with administration and Learning Support Department to analyze student learning results, including standardized testing results
Attend and collaborate in the organization for annual overnight educational trips.
Actively pursue student-centered professional learning opportunities aligned with school goals and initiatives.
4) School Community
Active collaboration with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and special projects.
Communicate regularly with parents regarding mathematics curriculum, student progress, and course placements.
Be a positive and contributing member of the school community.
Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
Participate actively in department, grade-level team, division, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.
Collaborate with departmental colleagues on the ordering of instructional materials, course placements, curriculum development, etc.
Requirements and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
experience with and delight in teaching middle school students both in and out of the classroom
a degree or strong background in mathematics (emphasis on PK-8)
a mathematics teaching credential and/or advanced degree
three years of mathematics teaching experience
experience with standards-based mathematics curriculum development
leadership experience as a coach and/or coordinator
Candidates must desire a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity; have a sense of humor; demonstrate flexibility and a pitch-in, can-do, “yes…and” attitude; be able to use technology to enhance the classroom experience; use a range of resources that represent diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints; satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check.
To learn more about our open and inclusive Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School community, please visit our website: www.st-andrews.org
About Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent school for Pre-K through 8th grade students located in Saratoga, CA. Saint Andrew’s is a wholehearted community of learners with a wholehearted commitment to cultivating student happiness, academic achievement, and character. Our complete, balanced, and inspiring approach to education ensures that our graduates are exceptionally good people who are exceptionally well-prepared to thrive in high school, college, and life. Learn more at www.st-andrews.org.