Upper School Associate Teacher – Mathematics – 2020-21

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The Nueva School

Upper School Associate Teacher – Mathematics – 2020-21

The Position

We seek an Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have significant interest and experience in the field of mathematics and be excited to work with upper school (grades 9-12) students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2020 and runs through the 2020-2021 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Associate Teachers work closely with mentor teachers through an apprenticeship model. They spend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers participate in the Innovative Teacher Program (ITP), a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and weekly professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers.

Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning. They participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent-teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a résumé, and preparing for interviews.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong math foundation; comfort with calculus required
  • Strong interest and desire to work with high school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classroom culture and curriculum
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/apply. For questions, please contact Allen Frost, Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, at itp@nuevaschool.org.

For more information about The Nueva School, please visit our website: www.nuevaschool.org

We welcome applications from people of color, women, and those with experience outside of the education field.

About the Nueva School 

The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 900 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”


To apply for this job email your details to sbowers@nuevaschool.org