Congressional School seeks a Middle School Math Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Math Teacher is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing seventh and eighth grade students in mathematics. The Math Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of advanced mathematics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Math Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Further develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic mathematics program for grades 7 - 8 that aligns with Congressional’s mission, vision, and values.
Serves as middle school advisor for either 7th or 8th
Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics instruction for grades 7 – 8.
Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning.
Assesses students’ mathematical skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals.
Maintains a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit middle school students in mathematic
Actively seeks opportunities for professional development in math and middle school pedagogy.
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director
Ideal candidates should have:
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Master’s degree in mathematics, education, or related field preferred.
Minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school.
Familiarity with Singapore Math, preferably with experience teaching Singapore Math.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices.
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Commitment to Congressional School’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 320 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.