Middle School (5th-8th Grade) Math Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




3700 North Capitol Street Northwest
Sherman Building
District of Columbia
United States


Creative Minds International PCS is currently seeking a Middle School Math Teacher who can provide highly engaging, rigorous, international and inclusive education plan that provides them with the knowledge and skills required for successful participation in a global society through a project- and arts-based international curriculum that fosters creativity, self-motivation, social/emotional development, and academic excellence. Candidates must have experience as a classroom teacher with a background teaching Common Core Standards in Mathematics, and and have a passion for fostering inquiry and facilitating project-based learning for Middle School students.

CMI embraces an inclusive and child-centered approach to education that respects the integrity of each and every student. We believe in the importance of meeting the educational requirements of students with a diversity of backgrounds and learning styles. We are looking for a candidate who can prepare our students for success and emotional well-being in a globalized world.

Position Responsibilities

The Math Teacher plans and provides rich, differentiated learning experiences for 6th-8th grade students with a diversity of learning levels (remedial to advanced). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration of Common Core State Standards-based goals and objectives in mathematics small group instruction;
  • Establishing clear objectives for all math lessons, units, projects, and assessments;
  • Using data to develop student-centered and achievement focused lesson plans;  
  • Providing an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment;
  • Meeting the needs, interests and abilities for all students, including students with disabilities, ELL students, and those who are gifted and talented;
  • Developing lesson plans that draw content from CMIPCS professional development in the areas of arts integration and child development to reinforce student learning;
  • Regularly observing students and taking anecdotal notes to inform planning in the arrangement of small groups, classroom set up, integration of students’ interests in learning activities, and subsequent assessments;
  • Monitoring student progress in math through frequent formal and informal student evaluations recorded in portfolio assessments;
  • Using a variety of instructional materials, resources, and experiences to enrich student learning;
  • Providing educational opportunities that reflect an understanding of students’ unique sensory and information processing profiles;
  • Using appropriate techniques and strategies that promote and enhance creative problem-solving and evaluative thinking of students;
  • Creating a learning environment that reflects the theme(s) being studied through displays of student work and teacher-created materials;
  • Working with families to support the progress of individual students;
  • Valuing the importance of play and providing opportunities for child-initiated explorations in the classroom throughout the day;
  • Using effective, positive, and respectful interpersonal communication skills;
  • Establishing positive relationships with colleagues, students, families and the community which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual;
  • Incorporating technology into instruction;
  • Attending required professional development sessions.



CMIPCS is a tuition-free school located in NW Washington, DC, authorized to serve students from preschool through 8th grade. Our mission is to provide students with the foundational skills required for successful participation in a global society. CMI is a unique and dynamic working environment with a respectful and positive school culture.  We offer a highly-engaging, international curriculum with project- and arts-based activities with an emphasis in STEAM that foster creativity, self-motivation, social and emotional development, and academic excellence.

Why join CMIPCS?

Our mission is to provide students with the foundational skills required for successful participation in a global society by offering a highly engaging, international curriculum with project- and arts-based activities that foster creativity, self-motivation, social and emotional development, and academic excellence.   

At CMIPCS you will join a staff uniquely committed to a vision of inclusion and equity for all types of learners. At CMIPCS you will find a team of educators who deeply believe that all students can learn and will make a contribution to their community. Our dedication to Arts-Integration allows for a creative and collaborative atmosphere, as classroom lead teachers, support staff, and enlightenment teachers all work together to plan engaging and enriching content that weaves the Arts into all subjects. At CMIPCS, we take seriously the idea that “no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”  Each of our educators, regardless of role or responsibility, is committed to seeking out best practices for delivering instruction and responding to the academic and social-emotional needs of all children. The CMIPCS teacher is empathetic and welcoming of mistakes (both academic and behavioral) because CMIPCS educators know that mistakes lead to learning opportunities if children are held to high standards.

CMIPCS offers an exceptional and dynamic working environment with a positive and supportive culture including small class sizes (approximately 20), higher than average adult to student ratios, weekly and monthly professional development, comprehensive and generous benefits including medical, dental, 401K (with employer contributions), short and long term disability, life insurance, paid school holidays, personal and sick days, and parental and family leave, among others.

For more information about CMI, visit our website http://www.creativemindspcs.org/ and follow us on Twitter @cmipcs.

Level of Language Proficiency

Desired Qualities

  • An educational background in Mathematics, experience teaching to the Common Core standards for Math;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to engage the interest of middle school‐age children;
  • Prior teaching experience in a public or private school, preferably in an urban setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with parents;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member;
  • Patience, flexibility, and a willingness to take risks;
  • Consistent reflection on her/his own teaching practices;
  • Experience working with linguistically and ethnically diverse student populations and children with developmental differences;
  • Experience administering the NWEA-MAP and A-Net Assessments;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and eagerness to learn;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the well-being and success of all students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (M.A. or M.Ed. in Mathematics, Education or Special Education preferred);
  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching Certificate or License (standard or provisional)/ Passed the Math Middle School Praxis (5169) and Principles of Learning & Teaching: Grades 5-9 (0623/5623).

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To Apply

A successful application will include a resume and a cover letter detailing relevant experience and qualifications for this position and be submitted using our careers portal:


We will only be contacting candidates selected for interviews and will require letters of recommendation and/or references for any candidates being considered for this position.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Creative Minds International PCS is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.