BB&N is seeking a full-time Lower School Math Specialist for grades 1 and 2 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The role of the mathematics specialist is vital to the success of students’ mathematics achievement and to the ongoing development of BB&N’s mathematics program. The specialist is available to plan and co-teach with homeroom teachers in the implementation of the mathematics curriculum and to work with teachers to develop grade level common assessments. The focus is to determine appropriate pace and differentiation for each unit of study that will meet the needs of all learners. Having a deep knowledge of mathematics to enrich each grade level’s content is a priority.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Overseeing the implementation of the mathematics curriculum.
Planning and co-teaching with the homeroom teacher and determining flexible grouping strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
Collaborating with homeroom teachers on curriculum planning, setting expectations, assessing students’ achievement levels, and assigning students to individual or small group instruction.
Working with groups or individuals to provide differentiated instruction for specific lessons, skill sets, and/or units of study.
Attend parent conferences and support report writing.
Consult with Math Coordinators on curriculum and program changes and working with math coordinator when deemed necessary.
Any additional responsibilities determined by the LS Director as vital to the successful implementation of the mathematics curriculum.
In addition, teachers are expected to be committed to the following practices:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community.
Collaboration between adults in our community that evolves and advances practice.
Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible.
Understanding of Inquiry based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that results in exemplary work (a student’s best work) and lifelong learning.
Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning.
Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments.
The ideal candidate should have at least three to five years of full-time teaching experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a strong math background, knowledge of the cognitive development of math learners in elementary grades, in depth knowledge of different learning styles, and experience coaching teachers to support their ability to differentiate their math instruction.
In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:
Joy working with elementary aged students, and an understanding of child-development for this age group
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
A desire to continue seeking professional development
Excellent writing skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
Curriculum design and assessment experience
Ability to receive feedback
High standards of professional conduct
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that educates children in grades pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.
BB&N’s c...ommitment to diversity is integral to the mission and vision of the School. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community. These many perspectives and experiences contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have as classmates and friends people who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend, is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating each other, knowing and understanding each other, and learning from each other.