The Lower School/Middle School Math Coordinator is a full time position, partnering with a team of three other math coordinators who support grades K-6. The person in this role would be responsible for working with their assigned grade levels and would report to the Division Head(s) and Department Chair for those grades. The individual in this role will work with grade level teams to plan and implement mathematics instruction for two grade levels within a coherent K-12 construct. The math coordinator works in partnership with the classroom teachers at these grade levels to guide the academic as well as the social- emotional growth of a class of students. In addition, the math coordinator will work closely with the K-6 math team to ensure alignment and best practices across grade levels. The ability to appreciate and work effectively across individual and cultural differences is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate the ability to communicate, motivate and understand the academic and emotional needs of students
Plan and implement lessons in mathematics that facilitate active learning and follow Potomac’s curricular guidelines and requirements
Model best practices in mathematics instruction within classroom settings
Coach teachers in building their mathematical skill sets
Identify and monitor the math needs of individual students
Work with classroom teachers and students to provide differentiated instruction for a range of learners
Facilitate weekly grade level math meetings to help guide discussion about implementation, reflection of student work, various teaching methods.
Work collaboratively with other teachers, parents, support staff, and members of the community
Communicate effectively with parents to discuss student progress and areas for growth
Provide materials that enhance and support the mathematics curriculum
Coordinate ongoing professional development and/or training for faculty
Implement parent education for Potomac families
Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Two or more years of teaching experience at the K-6 level
Ability to support Potomac’s mission to foster each child’s intellectual development, love of learning and strength of character
A collaborative and engaging educator with outstanding communication and organizational skills
A background in Math in Focus, our math curriculum, would be a distinct asset
Strong commitment to students, a positive collaborative leadership style, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community. Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey. Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.