The Upper School Math teacher will be responsible for planning and involving students in engaging Math curriculum.
A full-time faculty member will likely teach 5 sections of Math.
Additional responsibilities include:
Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
Create hands-on, inquiry, and real-world learning experiences
Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
Communicate frequently and clearly with students, families, and colleagues
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Demonstrate strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills
Demonstrate self-motivation with high work standards and attention to detail
Support the well-being of all students
Fulfill faculty duties as assigned
Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as a grade-level advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
Model professional behavior and collegiality at all times
Teaching experience in middle or secondary school preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
An openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
About Parker School
Parker School is a vibrant learning community of 316 K-12 students who are nurtured by engaged educators and families in the community of Waimea, on magnificent Hawai?i Island. This is an exciting time to be at Parker! As it begins its 46th year, Parker is preparing for the next chapter of growth and development. In the coming year, the School will embark on a vision setting process, mapping a course for the future.
Parker School is privileged to be in-person teaching and learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ensuring that students experience a well-rounded school environment. We are committed to the health and wellness of our community in the most comprehensive way possible.
There is so much about Parker School that promotes a joyful, engaged, outstanding educational experience for all students. The school community cherishes Parker’s tight-knit and extended family feeling, in which each student is known, valued, and nurtured. Meaningful relationships between faculty and students are close, and Parker students experience a deep level of comfort and support throughout the school. In Hawaiian, this all-embracing sense of family and community is ?ohana, a d...istinguishing quality of Parker School. Academic excellence and outstanding programs in the fine and performing arts, and Speech & Debate, distinguish Parker School. Parker provides just the right mix of challenge and support to bring out the very best in each student.
Established in 1976 by community leaders, Parker School has been an important educational resource for Hawai?i Island for more than four decades and is dedicated to serving a diverse student body. Parker began as a ninth through twelfth-grade high school, adding grades seven and eight in 1977, grade six in 2004, and kindergarten through fifth grade in 2005. Today, Parker School is thriving as it serves 320 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Parker School is a non-profit, college-preparatory, independent day school fully accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Parker is deeply rooted in the community of Waimea (mailing address Kamuela) on magnificent Hawai?i Island. At 2,700 feet (823 m), Waimea enjoys the beauty and moderate climate of “upcountry” Hawai?i. Waimea is the headquarters for two of the world’s largest astronomical observatories, located on Mauna Kea. The area is also rich in agriculture and ranching. Parker Ranch, the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States, has been based in Waimea for 160 years, and Parker School has deep roots in the paniolo (cowboy) culture of Hawai?i Island. The island’s top hospital, affiliated with The Queen’s Medical Center on O?ahu, is in Waimea. Waimea also boasts a thriving performing arts and education non-profit called Kahilu Theatre. Every season, Kahilu Theatre presents world-class artists of all varieties (music, dance, performance, family, etc.) from Hawai?i, the US, and beyond. The Kohala Coast, a very popular tourist destination, is a short drive away.