School Overview: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 840 students, 175 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Job Summary: We are currently seeking a positive, enthusiastic and proactive educator, with a passion for working with adolescents, to teach Algebra through higher levels of Math including Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Honors and AP levels, for grades 9 - 12. This person shall possess extensive knowledge and teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment. This position will report directly to the Head of Upper School.
Essential Functions: * Plan, prepare and deliver creative and effective instructional and interactive lesson plans that lead to active, 21st century learning experiences and enhance a student’s knowledge of the math. * Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs. * Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills. * Collaborate and plan on a regular basis with the other colleagues. * Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning. * Participate in departmental level, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities. * Serve as an Advisor to a small group of students, hold conferences with students and parents regarding the student’s progress in the classroom, and regularly communicate with families. * Provide time to mentor, tutor and assist students who may need extra help. * Grade papers, projects and post grades in a timely manner. * Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Background: * A bachelor’s degree in Math or Secondary Education, with a concentration in Math. Master’s degree and current teaching certification in the State of Virginia preferred. * 1 – 5 years of relevant math teaching experience preferred with student-centered pedagogy. * Current teaching certification in the state of Virginia, preferred, but not required. * Technology proficiency is essential including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors preferably in an Apple environment. Proficiency with Google Educational Apps, Blackbaud, WhippleHill and FA Web preferred, but not required.
Required Skills: * Familiarity with teaching 21st Century skills and possesses a student centered outlook. * Understanding of the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment. * Ability to collaborate effectively with other math teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions. * Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child. * Takes initiative and is self-motivated. * Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child. * Represents the school positively in the community. * Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and oral. * Understand the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues. * Work collaboratively not only with teachers within the department but also school-wide.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume with references and completed NSA employment application (form posted online) to Amy Morrell, Assistant to Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further consideration.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 750 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare... students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer