The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a Middle School Math teacher for grades 4-8. Math in grades 4 & 5 is taught in heterogeneous classrooms with the House Advisor as co-teacher. The ideal teacher enjoys inquiry and insights by a broad range of math learners and is familiar with curricular innovations to enhance math learning beyond traditional methods. Applicants should be enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curricula that address the whole child.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching four sections in Grades 4 & 5 with focus on operational fluency, number sense and number theory, fractions, decimals and geometry
Working with individual and small groups of students in weekly Lab periods
Meeting with co-teachers and the Middle School Math Department
Possibly working with students in Grades 6-8 through math clubs/teams
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education or mathematics preferred
Experience teaching similar math content is required
Experience with 4th and 5th grade aged children and knowledge of mathematics content through Algebra 1 are preferred
Passionate and knowledgeable about progressive middle school mathematics education, problem-based teaching and learning and differentiation
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.