The Mountain School of Milton Academy seeks an excellent teacher of mathematics beginning in August 2020.
The Mountain School is an academic program set on a four hundred acre organic farm in central Vermont. Forty-five high-achieving students attend the program each fall and spring for one semester; they live on campus, take classes, and work on the farm. While they’re here, students take touchstone courses in Environmental Science and English, as well as demanding classes in foreign languages, math, and history.
The teacher will be responsible for three class sections with group sizes ranging from 3 to 16 students. This position may include sections of Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, or Calculus. Other duties may include working on the farm and in the woods, advising students, parenting a dorm in the evenings, and working with students on the weekends.
This salaried position includes medical and retirement benefits with the possibility of housing on campus.
To apply for this position, please send a resume, a concise statement of interest specific to the Mountain School, and a list of three references to Comfort Halsey Leckerling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate will:
Have at minimum a Bachelors degree in math or science
Have some experience teaching mathematics
Love working with teenagers
Communicate clearly in writing and conversation
Have energy for working on the farm and contributing to weekend activities
Be excited to live and work in rural Vermont
About The Mountain School of Milton Academy
The Mountain School cultivates a diverse and interdependent community of scholars who learn to know a place and take care of it. Through collaborative learning and shared work, students emerge from their semester prepared to reach beyond the self and focus on the common good.
Who We Are
Each semester 45 motivated high school juniors from all over the country come together to live and work on the school’s farm in rural Vermont. Students and faculty build together a semester based on trust and an appreciation of difference, creating an academic and work-based community in which every voice matters. While living with teachers in small houses, students help to make important decisions concerning how we live together. Courses provide a demanding, integrated learning experience that takes advantage of the school's small size and mountain campus. Balancing intellectual inquiry and experiential learning, the curriculum challenges students to think flexibly, speak their minds and return to their schools equipped for continued academic success. Engagement with the farm and forest sparks an appreciation for their food, their fuel and their labor.