Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a full-time
8th Grade Math Assistant at the Middle School campus for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website, www.prospectsierra.org, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
§ Answer students’ questions proactively in whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one settings
§ Instruct lessons to classes of 18 students
§ Grade homework, projects, and assessments
§ Create and execute mini-projects and activities for students who grasp concepts more quickly
§ Collaborate with the other math teachers to ensure a cohesive delivery of the math program
The candidate must have:
§ Bachelor’s degree
§ High level of skill with Algebra and Geometry
§ Experience with children (specifically 5th-8th graders)
§ Experience with differentiated learning and teaching styles
§ Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
§ Attention to the social-emotional needs of middle school students and a genuine liking for early adolescents
§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
§ Strong organizational and record keeping skills
§ Ability and willingness to work in teams
§ Sense of humor
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive. Benefits included.
How to Apply
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
ATTN: 8th Grade Math Asst. Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(Please put “8th Grade Math Asst.” in the subject line).