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Middle School (Gr. 6-8) Math Teacher
  • Math
  • Middle School
  • Teacher

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative math teacher to teach middle school math in grades six, seven, and eight, serve as an advisor, and collaborate with a collegial and skilled team of faculty.

As a teacher and advisor, this person will serve as an integral member of the middle school grade-level teams and math department. Deep knowledge of and appreciation for teaching mathematics, including knowledge of number properties, decimals, fractions, percent, measurement, statistics, geometry, order of operations, ratio, number theory, probability, algebraic thinking, basic trigonometry, linear equations, systems and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic functions, graphing inequalities, radical and rational functions, and exponential functions are required. A qualified candidate will also possess a strong enthusiasm, deep knowledge of, and familiarity with middle school students.

This is a full-time position, beginning in September 2020. This is a full-time, exempt, and benefit-eligible position. It is a ten-month position and reports to the middle school head. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.

Responsibilities

  • Teach three sections of middle school math, grades 6-8
  • Serve as a middle school advisor
  • Create and deliver rigorous, effective, and compelling curricular experiences
  • Work to ensure academic excellence (the ability of students to approach novel tasks with the confidence, mindset, and skills to accomplish them successfully)
  • Collaborate with the grade-level teams and math department to support co-curricular programming and the development of adolescents beyond the classroom
  • Run a middle school club
  • Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records to inform and write comprehensive student reports
  • Lead and assist in parent-teacher conferences focused on the social, emotional, and academic growth of middle school students
  • Provide regular, constructive, and specific feedback to students to encourage their growth and improvement as mathematicians
  • Establish and maintain strong home-school partnerships with families to ensure students’ success
  • Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in and out of the classroom
  • Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, dismissal, or other duties as needed
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience teaching this developmental age group
  • Experience teaching math
  • Experience with Connected Mathematics Project (CMP3) preferred
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • A deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and innovative community of learners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop thematic curriculum
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching
  • Cultural competency based on experience and professional development in diversity work
  • Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom
  • A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, and creativity

Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to careers@belmontday.org. Materials must be received by Wednesday, June 3.

Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a non-sectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.