Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 340 students in NW Washington, DC, is looking for a Middle School math teacher.
Overview of Position
Lowell seeks a full time math teacher to teach 6th grade math, pre-algebra and algebra, and support the progressive integration of STEAM content and skills. Each grade level STEAM team seeks out opportunities for team teaching and works with grade level teachers of other disciplines on integrated projects. The Middle School math teacher also serves as an advisor for a group of Middle School students.
Successful Lowell teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice; find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classrooms, including current events, the neighborhood and the city; and seek out professional development and leadership opportunities.
Candidates should be experienced in teaching mathematics and have strong skills in teaching mathematical theory and analysis. A master’s degree in education with a focus on mathematics and at least three years of successful experience as a teacher are preferred, but alternate pathways into the profession will be considered.
Candidates’ pedagogy should be student-centered, and candidates should be knowledgeable and comfortable with differentiating instruction.
Experience with curriculum development and integration, various assessment strategies, and constructivist teaching/learning are preferred.
A commitment to social justice and equity, cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.
We seek an educator with an understanding of social-emotional learning, a ready sense of humor who enjoys middle schoolers and who can inspire students and teachers, be inspired by our mission, and create a dynamic classroom with high educational expectations.
If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Kavan Yee, director of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About LOWELL SCHOOL
Lowell is a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming school of 300 students from age three through 8th grade. Our philosophy emanates from the work of renowned educators John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Haim Ginott and current educational research. Our curriculum evolves from an understanding of the stages of cognitive, social/emotional, artistic, and physical development. It promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding, promoting creative, critical and analytical thinking, and encouraging problem-solving. It facilitates not only the acquisition of strong basic skills, but also deep, conceptual understandings and is, thus, rigorous in the best sense of the word. Lowell's mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each child is valued and respected. When provided with a stimulating environment, the guidance of teachers, and parental support, each child can become a motivated learner and a responsible citizen. Children arrive at Lowell as curious three-year-olds and leave as confident community members ready to thrive in our rapidly changing 21st century world. The campus is an eight-acre urban oasis tucked between 16th ...Street and Rock Creek Park in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. It provides a rich, natural environment for active, hands-on learning, including terraced gardens, tree-filled playgrounds, and a stream.