• Full Time
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website The Girls' Middle School

The Girls’ Middle School

Imagine a school where each day is alive with learning, creativity, and a spirit of adventure. The Girls’ Middle School is committed to progressive education and innovative programming, meeting the needs of a wide range of middle school girls. GMS educates girls during a pivotal time in their lives. Our project-based curriculum encourages creativity, problem solving, and independent thought. Attention to girls’ emotional and social growth develops self-knowledge and confidence as well as teamwork and leadership skills. The Girls’ Middle School encourages girls to spread their wings, take risks, and be self-reliant.

Learn more about GMS: www.girlsms.org

GMS celebrates different perspectives coming together in community. We are committed to broadening the diversity, in all dimensions, of our faculty and staff.

Teaching at GMS

  • Joyful, inclusive, and respectful community of students and adults
  • Passionate, mission-driven, and highly collaborative faculty
  • Autonomy in creating curriculum and learning experiences
  • Opportunities to create multi-faceted, interdisciplinary projects
  • Participation in field trips and outdoor education overnights
  • Advisory role
  • Professional development opportunities through participation in professional conferences, workshops, and courses

Mathematics at GMS
The GMS math curriculum asks students to think, communicate, and problem-solve, discovering connections between concepts through exploration rather than memorizing algorithms. Our curriculum, College Preparatory Math (www.cpm.org), emphasizes group work, asks students to develop understanding through multiple representations, and includes multiple ways to assess understanding. By the end of 8th grade all students complete a high school level Common Core Algebra I course.

Math Resident Teacher
This is a rich opportunity for someone interested in becoming a math teacher to gain experience while working with expert teachers. You will observe and teach classes, design curriculum and assessments, work one-on-one and in small groups with students, and participate in Math department activities. You will also participate in the greater community of the school including substituting in classes across the curriculum, taking part in the advisory program, teaching elective and intersession courses, chaperoning field trips (day and overnight), and participating in faculty meetings and professional development.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to teach 6th Grade Computer Science one day out of a six-day cycle.

What we look for in a Resident Teacher:

  • Bachelor’s degree; math, science, or education-related field preferred
  • Experience working with students in some capacity (teaching, tutoring, coaching, camps…)
  • Enthusiasm for pursuing a teaching career
  • Belief in the value of a diverse and equitable school environment
  • Desire to learn about and experiment with progressive teaching methods
  • Excitement about teaching and learning middle school math!

Note: position is for one school year only – not an ongoing position.

Interested Candidates:

Send a resume and letter of interest to:

Megan Gilbuena, Assistant Head of School


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