Middle School Mathematics Teacher - Spring Leave Replacement
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School) seeks educators committed to exploring progressive pedagogy. Candidates with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply. The school isseeking a Middle School Math Teacher for Grades 5 and 6 to serve as a leave replacement from March 6th to June 21st, 2023. They will be responsible for teaching two sections of fifth grade and one section of sixth.
Overview of Position
LREI seeks a full-time Middle School Mathematics Teacher to support the development of mathknowledge and skills through constructivist, inquiry-based teaching. The candidate is responsible for planning collaboratively with their departmental colleagues and grade-level colleagues. Candidates willalso be asked to serve as an advisor for a group of middle school students. Successful LREI teachers arelifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classroomincluding current events, the neighborhood and the city, and seek out professional development andleadership opportunities.
Candidates should be comfortable teaching in an inquiry-based way, structuring classes wherestudents develop fluency and understanding by engaging in discovery, discourse, and proofrather than rehearsal of a set of algorithms.
A commitment to social justice and equity, cultural competence, the ability to workcollaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with familiesare essential.
We seek an educator who enjoys middle schoolers. We seek someone who can inspire studentsand teachers, be inspired by our mission, and create a dynamic classroom with high educationalexpectations.
Prorated from annual salary of $64,841.81 - $124,466.10 (depending on experience and education).
Overview of School
Founded in 1921 by Elisabeth Irwin (a contemporary and colleague of John Dewey, Caroline Pratt, andLucy Sprague Mitchell), The Little Red School House has been at the vanguard of pedagogicalinnovation since its founding. LREI’s goal is to educate students to become independent thinkers andlifelong learners and to pursue academic excellence and individual achievement, in a context of respect
for others and service to the community. We believe that learning should be active and experiential, withthe school providing abundant opportunities for students to excel. We accept students with a range ofabilities and talents who can take full advantage of a rich and demanding academic program in whicheach student is both challenged and supported. We seek to create within the school a community built onunderstanding and respecting others. Thus, our student body traditionally reflects the racial and culturaldiversity of our city, and our curriculum is built on interdisciplinary studies to promote understanding ofmany cultures. While individual achievement is encouraged and rewarded, our program underscores thevalue of shared goals, friendship and cooperation in mastering difficult tasks. The progressive ideals thatin 1921 gave life and inspiration to the school — academic excellence and creativity, active learning andinnovative teaching, respect for the individual and responsibility to the community- continue to guidethe school today. LREI is located in vibrant Greenwich Village and classes venture forth often to use theneighborhood and the city to provide rich learning experiences.
All candidates, internal and external, should visit our employment page at lrei.org to apply.
To apply for this position, refer a colleague to the position, and/or view other open positions at LREI, please visit us at https://www.lrei.org/careers
A leader in progressive education since 1921, LREI teaches children to be independent thinkers who work together to solve complex problems. Students graduate from our diverse community as active participants in our democratic society, with the creativity, integrity, and courage to bring meaningful change to the world.