Ongoing professional development opportunities; Progressive health, dental and vision care plans with built-in rewards; Life insurance up to one year’s salary; Retirement match and tuition remission for dependents 70%; Free extended daycare for dependents until 6 pm; Paid paternity, maternity, and medical emergency leave; Daily free lunch and parking.
High School Math Position
Why Walden School?
Walden is a vibrant learning community that inspires students to think critically and creatively, encourages and supports risk-taking in the classroom, and emphasizes the importance of intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning. Our responsive, dedicated, and compassionate teachers create a classroom environment that leads students to discover and develop their passions and provides them with the tools required to be successful in today’s complex, global society.
Teachers are empowered to engage in curriculum design and execution by bringing their enthusiasm and creativity to the classroom. Walden teachers are given creative agency to build and support our students' various learning styles along with creating trust-based observation through a collaborative learning and teaching approach. Walden focuses on equitable grading and teaching practices as well as shared decision-making on student success. Walden administration and faculty work in partnership to develop supportive classroom management as well as opportunities for continued professional development. Walden School believes in empowering faculty while providing each with classroom resources and community support while building autonomy as knowledgeable and skillful educators.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Walden School fosters a community of inclusion that respects, celebrates, and compassionately champions the culture, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identities of our LGBTQ community, and the personal diversity of each member of the Walden family. Walden strives to promote cultural competency and understanding through its curriculum, instruction, programming, and community outreach.
Walden School, a small, independent, student-centered school, is looking for its next High School Math teacher and student advisor for the 2022-2023 school year. As a K-12 school, this position is tasked with bridging our middle school and high school curriculum in a student-centered, engaging environment. Class responsibility will include teaching a wide range of classes and leading the development of the High School Math curriculum. We firmly believe at Walden that the most important duty of this position is developing a solid foundation in mathematical reasoning for our students. Walden’s Math department deeply cares about fostering inquiry-based and hands-on classroom experiences, collaborations between colleagues, and student mentorship. As a teacher and advisor, this position will also be tasked with facilitating advisory lessons that are based on a social/emotional curriculum. Candidates should feel mentoring students is equally as important as teaching content.
Experience teaching high school mathematics.
Two years of experience in a classroom setting.
A degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, a master’s degree is desirable, but not mandatory.
Current teaching certification is desirable, but not mandatory.
Practical experience with Google Apps For Education.
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Create daily lesson plans and learning activities for students based on standards in science education and research and knowledge of developmental behaviors.
Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, blended learning, demonstrations, and independent practice using a variety of proven methods.
Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks, or other assessment practices.
Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of learning need.
Establish a relationship with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about their student’s progress
Maintain a safe, orderly, and supportive classroom by modeling expected behavior and standards, promoting positive interactions, and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with the school discipline plan.
Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by participating in ongoing professional development and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
Collaborate with other teachers and parents to support the positive progress of students.
Participate in, and assist with, school events as required.
Submit a resume and cover letter.
In your cover letter please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with Walden’s mission statement, your specific experiences teaching diverse populations, and how your strengths as an educator will enhance Walden’s community.
Walden School is an independent K-12 school offering an academically rigorous and student-centered college preparatory curriculum. Walden is a vibrant learning community that inspires students to think critically and creatively, encourages and supports risk-taking in the classroom, and emphasizes the importance of intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning. Our responsive, dedicated, and compassionate teachers create a classroom environment that leads students to discover and develop their passions and provides them with the tools required to be successful in today’s complex, global society.