The Upper School Math Teacher reports to the Head of Upper School and will facilitate the mathematical growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment, following and fine-tuning an integrated and relevant curriculum, which develops students’ curiosity and encourages higher-level thinking. A focus on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems are major responsibilities. The teacher will employ professional judgment to utilize appropriate methods, including direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. The math teacher is an essential member of the growing Upper School team, pitching in with both ideas and execution. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the Upper School math teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics; Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of three years of teaching in an independent school environment preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills, including the ability to relate effectively with administrators, operations staff, colleagues, parents, and students.
About St. Francis Episcopal School
At St. Francis Episcopal School, we educate boys and girls from Pre-Primary through eleventh grade. In their time here, children advance through critical stages in the development of language, attention span, social skills, and problem-solving capabilities. They build study habits, self-discipline, and strengths in abstract thinking. They internalize values that will always stay with them and graduate as poised, confident young leaders.
We see the chance to guide children through these important years as a remarkable educational opportunity, and we apply best practices for engaging them during each phase of their growth. We offer an innovative, research-based curriculum; nationally acclaimed faculty; small classes; and a remarkable degree of personal attention.
We love our work and the children we teach, and we find that this spirit inspires a true love of learning in our students.