Middle School Mathematics Teacher
New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA
JOB SUMMARY

New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.  www.newroads.org/about

 

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Reports To: K-8 Director

Start: August 2020

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads’ philosophy and approach to education.

  • A firm commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.

  • Thorough knowledge of subject matter, including use of correct math vocabulary, and effectiveness in teaching.

  • Ability to teach both procedural and conceptual problems through application.

  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist

  • approach to teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.

  • Solid organization, communication and writing skills.

  • Excellent classroom management skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrated mastery of broad Mathematical content

  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities.

  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.

  • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process.

  • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement.

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade-level content knowledge and skills through Mathematics.

  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and formative assessment.

  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/ guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.

  • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student, both inside and outside of the class.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Mathematics or related field.

  • Minimum five years teaching experience is required.

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