Collegiate School seeks a versatile, dynamic and experienced mathematics teacher to serve as the coordinator for the Lower and Middle School math program. This position provides learning support and guidance to students in the field of mathematics, working closely with faculty to tailor a math program that addresses the needs, styles and pace of learning to individual students and to the collective classes. The ideal candidate should have expertise in different curriculums, methods of differentiation, educational evaluation, and communicating with teachers, parents, and students about effective strategies. This person should also have the ability to help students become confident mathematicians and to find joy in the subject, creating an effective transition between the Lower and Middle School divisions. Playing a key role in helping all succeed, this person will establish a math lab and provide additional instruction. The K-6 Math Support Specialist works closely with classroom teachers and advisors in implementing a developmentally appropriate sequence of study skills and strategies. This person will have a passion for – and a nuanced understanding of – the unique nature of an all boys program. This person also has an enthusiastic commitment to the importance of building and sustaining a diverse, just, inclusive, and equitable academic environment.
Under the general supervision of the Academic Support Department Head, the K-6 Math Specialist serves as a resource for classroom teachers in the teaching and learning of mathematics and supports success for all students works with faculty to develop and deliver an instructional scope and sequence that supports meaningful differentiation; provides direct intervention for students who are most in need of targeted support. This position engages in conversations about best practices in mathematics instruction and with the academic support team.
Fosters a culture of expertise, excitement and collaboration around mathematics within the Lower and Middle School Division;
Identifies and works with students in need of math support; Differentiates curriculum so that each child has the opportunity to do work that is appropriate challenging;
Provides recommendations to teachers and parents regarding individual student support; tracks success of support;
Helps adjust program to meet all students need and builds a growth mindset and confidence for students;
Provides instruction in mathematics grounded in current research and best practices;
Supports teachers in building, developing and strengthening mathematical teaching practices;
Analyzes assessment data and works with teachers to inform grade-level instruction;
Guides implementation, interpretation and instructional response in relation to assessments;
Serves on the LS & MS support teams;
Plans and provides professional development opportunities for faculty;
Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in teaching or related field required. Master’s degree or higher preferred. Must possess a minimum of three years of teaching experience.
Must be able to complete a background check
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability and willingness to participate fully in a dynamic day school located in New York City;
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated interest and capacity in mathematics instruction, assessment, and intervention;
Thorough understanding of pre-algebra and algebra teaching;
Ability to guide faculty in continuing to implement a modified TERC program in the Lower School;
Ability to create an effective transition between the LS and MS divisions;
Ability to remain responsible at all times for the supervision of students during classes and generally at all times when on campus or off campus;
Ability to learn new technology and systems commensurate with program level requirements;
Ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in pedagogy;
Demonstrated ability to act as a role model of professionalism;
Ability to model honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love and kindness for the students;
Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure and treat everyone with respect;
Displays curiosity, a positive attitude, flexibility and a good sense of humor;
Ability to follow all policies and procedures of the School as written in the employee and parent handbooks.
About Collegiate School
Collegiate School is a K-12 boys school of 656 students located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Founded in 1628, it has maintained a reputation of excellence in boys education and is particularly known for the strength of its academic programs, for the warmth of its community, and for the loyalty of its students and alumni. Throughout the school, we seek teachers who are knowledgeable in their disciplines, passionate about teaching, and eager to help students become independent adults and responsible leaders. We seek teachers who are inspiring and supportive in their work with boys, who are willing to teach beyond the classroom, and who share our belief in the values of collaboration, respect, and equity.