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Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
Our Middle School (grades 6th to 8th) is seeking an enthusiastic, full-time middle school mathematics teacher. The ideal candidate has a genuine love of Middle School students and is excited to work with all types of learners to help students see mathematics as a subject full of meaning and interconnected ideas, rather than as a class in which they memorize rules and practice routines. We seek an educator who hopes to help students develop strong mathematical intuition and excellent habits of mind for studying mathematics in a text-free environment. In addition to teaching four class sections, full-time faculty members oversee a 10-12 student advocacy group which is the core of our social and emotional learning curriculum.
In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
create and develop original and engaging coursework along with a variety of assessments to evaluate student performance and progress
actively encourage multiple methodologies for solving problems, and discuss the benefits of certain strategies over others as a vehicle for becoming a more flexible mathematical thinker
promote thoughtful mathematical discourse in the classroom,
are willing to allow student interests, questions, and misconceptions to guide daily curricular decisions,
differentiate instruction for a range of student abilities and have a broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction
participate in the development and alignment of the text-free Mathematics curriculum
demonstrate proficiency in standards based teaching, learning, and grading
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, an extracurricular activity, grade and math department teams and faculty committees,
embody the heart of Menlo School and share our commitment to cultivating an ever more heterogeneous and inclusive community.
Educators who are dynamic, highly collaborative, and committed to professional growth in their discipline and teaching practice
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
At least three to five years of teaching experience in secondary schools
An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch on campus when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits
Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
As an equal opportunity employer, Menlo values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.