Lower School Math Specialist, One-Year
  • Lower School
  • Math
  • Teacher

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by NEASC

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence.  We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience.  At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a full-time Lower School Math Specialist for grades 1 and 2 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The role of the mathematics specialist is vital to the success of students’ mathematics achievement and to the ongoing development of BB&N’s mathematics program. The specialist is available to plan and co-teach with homeroom teachers in the implementation of the mathematics curriculum and to work with teachers to develop grade level common assessments. The focus is to determine appropriate pace and differentiation for each unit of study that will meet the needs of all learners. Having a deep knowledge of mathematics to enrich each grade level’s content is a priority.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the implementation of the mathematics curriculum.
  • Planning and co-teaching with the homeroom teacher and determining flexible grouping strategies to meet the needs of all learners
  • Collaborating with homeroom teachers on curriculum planning, setting expectations, assessing students’ achievement levels, and assigning students to individual or small group instruction.
  • Working with groups or individuals to provide differentiated instruction for specific lessons, skill sets, and/or units of study.
  • Attend parent conferences and support report writing.
  • Consult with Math Coordinators on curriculum and program changes and working with math coordinator when deemed necessary.
  • Any additional responsibilities determined by the LS Director as vital to the successful implementation of the mathematics curriculum.

In addition, teachers are expected to be committed to the following practices:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community.  
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Collaboration between adults in our community that evolves and advances practice.
  • Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible.
  • Understanding of Inquiry based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that results in exemplary work (a student’s best work) and lifelong learning.
  • Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning.
  • Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments.


The ideal candidate should have at least three to five years of full-time teaching experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a strong math background, knowledge of the cognitive development of math learners in elementary grades, in depth knowledge of different learning styles, and experience coaching teachers to support their ability to differentiate their math instruction.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Joy working with elementary aged students, and an understanding of child-development for this age group
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
  • A desire to continue seeking professional development
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
  • Curriculum design and assessment experience
  • Ability to receive feedback
  • High standards of professional conduct

Application Instructions:

Please visit BB&N’s employment opportunities page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.


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