Seeking Passionate Educator for Middle School Mathematics Program

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The Academy

The Academy is a unique independent school in Berkeley, California with an advanced academic curriculum. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious and deep learners.

 

We are seeking a passionate educator to lead our middle school mathematics program, with an opportunity to improve the mathematics program across the school.

 

The position can be crafted as 60% time or full-time.

 

The Academy At A Glance

 

  • Motto: Uncommon Excellence of Thought and Character in a Vibrant School Environment
  • Year founded: 1969
  • Grades served: K-8
  • Educational philosophy: Rigorous academics supported by small class sizes and expert teachers who utilize the Socratic method in their classrooms
  • Total number of students per class in Lower School: Twelve
  • Total number of students per class in Upper School: Fifteen
  • Total enrollment: 91 (2017-18 school year)
  • Percentage of students of color: 52% (2017-18 school year)
  • Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees in their field: 85%

 

Learn more about our unique school at theacademyschool.org.

 

Who You Are

 

You are someone that:

  • is passionate about teaching and learning mathematics
  • has an understanding of the types of mathematics competency needed in the 21st century
  • relishes working with children from 6th to 8th grade
  • has experience working with high-achieving students and encouraging them to stretch themselves
  • spreads an infectious enthusiasm for subject matter and intellectual inquiry
  • helps student develop self-direction and intrinsic motivation in the quest for learning, even while making mistakes
  • thinks analytically and likes to measure whether things are working
  • excels in communicating and working collaboratively

 

You are someone who probably has:

  • a proven record of working successfully with middle-school students
  • an advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, physical science, computer science, engineering)

 

How You Will Be Supported

 

You will have:

  • autonomy in the classroom to develop each child’s abilities and to collaborate with faculty and parents, without constraints of large school bureaucracy or of lack of resources
  • supportive colleagues in the faculty and administration

 

Benefits

 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid time-off
  • School tuition benefit

 

 

How to Apply

 

If you’re excited about helping create a unique learning community, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at jlynch@theacademyschool.org. Please include the following things:

  1. A resume
  2. Three references that we may contact
  3. A cover letter including:
    1. Why you’re excited about this opportunity
    2. A mathematics resource for 6th– 8th students that inspires you and why
    3. The most exciting demonstration of a student’s learning that you’ve seen recently
    4. One or more accomplishments that you’re most proud of

 

 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

To apply for this job email your details to amandak@theacademyschool.org