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About The Branson School
The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 345 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California. Branson is more than just a great school. It’s an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people.
We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. The faculty values collaboration, continual growth and improvement, reflection, and student centered teaching. Branson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty an admirable esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.
Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.
Diversity Mission Statement
Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community. We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.
The Branson mathematics department seeks a passionate and energetic teacher to fill a full-time long-term teaching position starting in the 2023-2024 calendar school year. Candidates can look forward to being part of a collaborative group of math teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse community which strives to create a sense of belonging for all. The math department seeks to develop every student’s ability to think logically, visualize mathematical relationships, reason using abstract representations, and effectively find solutions to new and unfamiliar problems. We enable all of our students to embrace challenges, to build their self-confidence and their ability to work collaboratively, and to persevere when the path to a solution is not immediately obvious. The curriculum runs from Algebra I through Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus, and includes electives such as Linear Algebra, Introduction to Data Science, and AP Statistics. It also houses our extensive Computer Science curriculum.
To be considered, applications must include the following documents:
CV or resume
Cover letter indicating a specific interest at a high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s interest in a student centered learning model, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of the whole student
Teach 4 sections of math, with either two or three preparations.
Collaborate closely with the other teachers of each course to develop units, lessons and assessments.
Maintain an understanding of the overall scope and sequence of the math curriculum in order to design curriculum that aligns with the overall goals of Branson’s math program and strategic plan.
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Stress effective oral and written communication in all classes and encourage careful listening skills.
Treat all students equitably, be sincerely interested in them as individuals, and make a priority of responding to their needs.
Comfort with myriad teaching methods (project based learning, varied assessments, technologies, etc).
Give timely, meaningful, and personal feedback on student performance and participation.
While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members generally include the following:
Teaching: In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes. Teachers are expected to regularly communicate with advisors, administration, and parents about student progress and concerns as they arise.
Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of the school
Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to a group of 8-10 student advisees.
Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).
Key Qualifications and Skills:
B.A. or B.S. in math, or equivalent experience.
At least 2 years of teaching experience
Enthusiasm for working with teenagers inside and outside the classroom. Compassionate about the realities of being an adolescent.
A desire to embody and support the goals of Branson’s Strategic Plan, including our commitment to Reimagining Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Building Character and Leadership, and Strengthening/Expanding Our Diverse Community
High level of integrity as well as strong communication and organizational skills. A sense of humor is a plus.
Commitment to academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, exceptional teaching, and nurturing the development of the whole student.
Able to pass state and federal background check, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB test or screening.
Able to perform all of the physical requirements of being a teacher at Branson.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.
We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Diversity Mission Statement and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter and resume to Michelle Jones, Director of Human Resources at https://thebransonschool.applytojob.com/apply/k1NoDgZOg3/Math-Teacher-2324-School-Year
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