Location: Atlanta, GA
Mount Vernon’s Upper School is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking mathematics educator to join an already outstanding team for the 2017-18 school year. This individual will initially teach some combination Upper School mathematics courses (e.g. AP Statistics, Finance and Investments, Pre-Calculus, AP Computer Science Principles).
In program development for the near future, this individual will work with mathematics, science and arts faculty to develop STEAM learning opportunities for students. The team will consider integrated math courses and interdisciplinary approaches during the discovery phase of the process. Additionally, he/she will serve as an advisor and iProject mentor and will contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Some of the Upper School’s current demonstrations of STEAM learning include building 3-D prototypes in the School’s newly constructed makerspace, showcasing an eco-art exhibit created by environmental science students, developing mobile apps, partnerships between our Technology Engineering and Design (TED) and 3D art courses, and a bicycle project where our TED students partnered with AP Physics and Algebra II students.
This individual will:
- Provide students with the opportunity to experience multiple representations, conceptual understanding, and inquiry-based learning
- Be a curious and collaborative educator dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
- Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School mathematics courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
- Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences
- Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students
- Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (e.g. Creative Thinker, Solution Seeker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, Collaborator, Communicator).
General Teaching Responsibilities
- Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific if applicable) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
- Presentation of well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
- Maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
- Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
- Effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, newsletters, conferences, and progress reports)
- Maintenance of an organized, pleasant, and inviting learning environment
- Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school wide goals
- Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
- Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
- Participation on Research & Design committee working toward school wide goals
- Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool).
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field, teaching experience and experience leading one or more extracurricular activities.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
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