Middle School Mathematics Teacher

General: 

Under direction of the Head of School, plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences for students. Provide a learning environment that supports the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Supervise students in a variety of school related settings. Monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff, and community. Develop, select, and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices. Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities.

Essential Responsibilities:

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) 

    • Provide a mathematics instructional program to meet the needs of all students where intellectual curiosity and inquiry, academic excellence, and a love of learning are modeled.
    • Demonstrate inclusivity, openness, and an unyielding belief in the potential for advanced performance of all children.
    • Plan, prepare, and deliver lessons using high quality instructional materials that facilitate active learning (i.e., student-centered, inquiry-based, open-ended, and focused on learner engagement in meaningful ways) based on clearly defined and communicated learning outcomes.
    • Ensure that curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reflection and goal-setting practices are aligned with the mission and K-8 goals for a graduate of The Williams School.
    • Implement defensible assessment and evaluation of student progress and achievement of learning goals. This includes providing students with timely, descriptive feedback designed to support achievement of learning goals.
    • Differentiate instruction ensuring respectful tasks, flexible grouping, ongoing assessment and adjustments, and a supportive learning environment for all students. 
    • Create a classroom environment that is organized, respectful, open to new ideas and ways of thinking, inclusive, and diverse in materials and approaches to learning.  Display current artifacts supportive of the instructional program. 
    • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classroom, work with students to collaboratively develop reasonable norms of classroom behavior and procedure and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
    • Encourage parent/guardian partnership in the education of their child(ren) keeping parents/guardians fully informed about the academic, behavioral, personal, and social development of their child in the all curricular, co-curricular, and academic programs at The Williams School.  This includes promptly returning phone calls and answering emails.
    • Take all necessary and safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Participate in ongoing professional development and apply the content of the training to enhance performance and to achieve the academic, social, emotional, and diversity goals at The Williams School. 
    • Contribute to the development and refinement of a K-8 sequence of learning goals, critical methods and benchmark assessments, and essential learning events that help all students achieve the outcomes of a graduate of The Williams School.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on school committees to support the entire school program.
    • Actively engage in the recruitment, induction, mentoring, and support for new students and new staff through collaboration with the Administrative Leadership Team, including the Director of Admissions.
    • Participate in extracurricular activities such as school community activities, marketing events, sporting, clubs, and student organizations, as well as Board of Trustee events.  
    • Use feedback from observations and evaluations to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning environment.
    • Embrace continuous improvement through goal setting, action steps, professional development, feedback, and reflection.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university. Appropriate teacher licensure for the assigned position.
  • Training, certification and/or experience in successful teaching of Algebra and Geometry needed.
  • Preferred: A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Willingness to coach or sponsor a co-curricular or extra-curricular sport, club, activity, or course. Master’s degree in a field related to position.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and to interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact. Frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending, grasping, fingering, repetitive motion, and reaching. Occasional stooping and kneeling. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Requires timely and regular adherence to established work schedules. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Special Requirements:

Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

Job Category: Teacher
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Williams School

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