The Dalton School, a progressive independent K-12 gender inclusive school in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation. It has a total enrollment of over 1,300 students, and approximately 350 faculty and staff.
The First Program (K-3) at the Dalton School is seeking a Math Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. The Math Specialist will report to the Math Coordinator and is responsible for supporting effective K-3 mathematics instruction and student learning. The Math Specialist’s primary goal is to work with students who need intervention. This may involve teaching mathematics to elementary students in one or more grade levels. In addition, the Math Specialist will work with groups of students to provide enrichment support services.
Creating individual instructional plans for students needing support
Implementing the Bridges and Context for Learning math programs
Creating extension work for students who need enrichment
Using formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress
Communicating with parents (verbally and in prose)
Working in full partnership with House Advisors to support student growth
Minimum of three years relevant experience teaching math in elementary grades
Extensive experience with Context For Learning, Bridges and other progressive resources
Facility with creating new content in Google Docs and documenting curriculum in Google Drive
Deep and broad understanding of mathematical content, including the specialized knowledge needed for teaching
Solid knowledge of the development of elementary aged students
Expertise in using effective instructional and assessment practices informed by knowledge of mathematical learning trajectories
Proven track record and communication skills required for working with many adults
Other Important Qualities:
A deep commitment to equity
Understanding and implementation of growth mindset philosophy and practices
Humor, kindness, and empathy
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.