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Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew knows and believes in teenagers. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact. Drew combines a student-centered curriculum with a dedicated, passionate faculty committed to best practices in their disciplines, equity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and differentiated instruction. We believe that teenagers need a safe haven and meaningful relationships to open their minds to possibilities, emphasizing their unique journey of defining success on their own terms. The faculty meets weekly to engage in discussion and professional development with a focus on best practices in education, such as equity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and adolescent development.

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Salary range: $95,000 – $125,000 DOE

Position Overview:

Drew School announces a search for a full-time math teaching position and Math Department Chair to begin in the Fall of 2024. Drew recognizes that mathematical literacy is an explorative, dynamic, and creative process essential to making informed decisions in an ever-changing world. Throughout the curriculum, students apply mathematical knowledge and strategies to real-life situations as they become independent problem-solvers. The Math Department strives to promote mathematical curiosity and confidence.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and versatile mathematics instructor who has the ability and eagerness to teach courses from algebra to data analysis to calculus. They will have knowledge of and readiness to apply current theories, techniques, and methodologies for instruction and curriculum development in math and STEM related fields. They will have demonstrated experience adapting curriculum and differentiating instruction to engage all learners, including those with a learning difference or identified learning disability.

The Math Department Chair is responsible for overseeing their department’s curriculum and instruction, aligned with the school’s mission. Working with the Associate Head of Academics, the Math Department Chair will develop and articulate a clear vision for the department and manage its continual growth and self-reflection – both curricular and professional.

This position requires the person to teach four classes and lead all departmental and curricular planning meetings. We are seeking a mathematics educator with at least five years teaching experience across all levels of high school. We are also looking for someone who is currently serving as an Math Department Chair, or other supervisory administrative role within an independent high school. We seek an educator who will be a collegial, collaborative, and supportive school community member.

Department Chair Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides mentorship and support for teachers in the department, including class observations and meetings to discuss teaching methodology and professional development opportunities
  • Works with the Associate Head of Academics to mentor and evaluate new teachers
  • Works with the Associate Head of Academics to build a curriculum that aligns with the school’s mission and fosters individual growth in every student
  • Sets departmental goals and plans meetings to improve programming
  • Leads hiring of new teachers for the department
  • Manages department budget
  • Serves as primary spokesperson for the department
  • Is a leader who embraces the direction and mission of the school
  • Is a member of the Academic Council, meeting every two weeks

Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 4 sections of math classes
  • Serve as a student advisor
  • Design and lead Experiential Electives
  • Lead an Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning (DEALL) week experience
  • Mentor a student club activity
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism
  • Work in alignment with the mission of Drew School

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • B.A. in a math, engineering, or associated field (graduate degree preferred)
  • Five years of professional experience working with high school students
  • Knowledge of and experience with recent best practices in math instruction
  • Curriculum development in the Understanding by Design framework preferred
  • Best practices for teaching students with learning differences
  • Differentiates instruction

Ideal Dispositions:

  • Culturally competent and committed to equity and inclusion
  • Enjoys working with teenagers
  • Self-reflective and growth-minded
  • Collaborates with adults and students

Drew School Mission:

Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.

Drew School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an identity-safe school, where all members of the community find opportunities for belonging and growth. Drew School offers a competitive compensation package. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Drew School of San Francisco admits students of every race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.


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