The Roland Park Country School Mathematics Department empowers our students to be confident in their mathematical abilities and to achieve a deep level of mathematical reasoning. We strive to develop mathematicians who can transfer their skills to solve new and complicated problems, rather than simply presenting one way of solving equations. Our program relies on an integrated approach to studying mathematics. We focus on problem-solving, critical thinking and drawing connections among different mathematical concepts. For our core math curriculum, we use the problem sets authored by the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy. Throughout their years in the Upper School, students study algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus in the core program. In addition, they have the opportunity to take electives on a variety of topics, including advanced placement (AP) classes.
The Mathematics Department is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position, teaching two of our core courses, in addition to other advanced courses and the possibility of STEM electives.
The Mathematics Department is a collaborative environment: teamwork is central to our work. Many of our courses have multiple sections which require the teachers to work collaboratively to design the course, develop instructional resources, and support students. The department also works to support all students in the math program by offering extensive extra help through our Math Workshop and office hours. Lastly, our department members are committed to on-going professional development. As our program continues to evolve, we regularly partner with other educators and academic institutions to help hone our craft. We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual who is willing to teach our core program and is passionate about teaching a blend of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus. There are also potential opportunities to teach a section of Physics and/or in our STEM Institute for interested candidates.
Teach four sections within our core program ranging from Algebra I through Precalculus
Host Math Workshop and regular office hours
Collaborate with Mathematics Department and STEM colleagues
Serve as academic advisor and/or advisor to student extracurricular activities
Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring
Passion for mathematics education
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology in content delivery/skill development
Experience with inquiry-based learning pedagogies that put students at the center of their learning
Familiarity with giving and receiving feedback for professional growth
Growth mindset, flexibility, and openness to collaboration and experimentation
Familiarity with independent schools
Familiarity with the Philips Exeter Academy Problem Sets and the Harkness Method of instruction
Familiarity with the challenges that women and people of color face in the field of mathematics
A strong desire to educate courageous scholars
About Roland Park Country School
Roland Park Country School, a traditionally all-girls college preparatory school, is dedicated to the intellectual and moral development of its students. We cultivate creativity, independence of thought, tenacity of purpose, self-discipline, and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We maintain high academic standards, uphold tradition, and promote innovation. We nurture a cooperative, resilient spirit within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. In a diverse, inclusive, and joyful community, Roland Park Country School strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning, as well as the responsibility to look within and beyond themselves to contribute to and serve as stewards and leaders of their communities.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
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