Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive integrated studies, constructivist/project based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in visual and performing arts, music, physical education, reading, math, science, technology, programming, engineering, entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it. –Leo Buscaglia
The Nueva School seeks a full-time middle school math teacher. Well-qualified candidates will be creative, energetic, and passionate people with experience implementing curriculum that emphasizes a constructivist, student-centered pedagogical approach. Candidates will be excited to do mathematics with students and colleagues, including daily short-term work and long-term projects. They will have experience collaboratively developing, adapting, and implementing curriculum to appropriately challenge students with varied experiences and abilities. They will have a strong content and pedagogical background allowing them to support students in discovering and applying concepts, along with improving problem-solving abilities.
Additional responsibilities include advising students, sponsoring a weekly elective course, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), traveling overnight with students on two yearly trips, and facilitating a weekly literature club.
Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Support the well-being of all students
Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission
Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
Excellent communication skills
A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively