Full Time Contract
Details: Commensurate with experience
150 West 85th Street
Manhattan Country School seeks an experienced middle school math specialist who brings passion and excellence to progressive math teaching that reflects the school’s social justice mission. The math teacher reports to the Upper School Director.
Manhattan Country School (MCS) is a pre K-8th co-educational elementary school in NYC recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, and an environmental literacy program that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice. This is a dynamic time for MCS as we are in our 51st year as a school and the second year in our new home at 150 West 85th Street and continue to double enrollment from 200 to 400.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The 6th-8th grade math teacher engages adolescents in an inquiry-based curriculum that balances conceptual understanding and number sense with skill building, efficiency, and accuracy. MCS uses the Connected Math Program as a base, along with other resources. Incorporating social justice into math classes is an important value. We have a documented curriculum, and there is room for teachers to create and change curriculum. The math teacher will
- oversee the 7th and 8th grade math program, teaching pre-algebra to 7th graders and algebra to 8th graders
- co-teach math with the 6th grade teacher three times a week to encourage consistency between the grades
- design and coordinate annual special math events and activities, including the Math Team, Pi Day, math trails, and the Social Justice Data Fair
- offer regular math office hours for students before or after school
- think about the visibility of the math program for MCS families and the wider community
- advise students and communicate with families, including writing reports and leading conferences
- accompany students on one or two1-week trips to our Catskills farm
- teach electives
- fulfill other various duties, including lunch, park, and independent study coverage
- collaborate with the 7th and 8th grade team on sustaining a dynamic program and developing interdisciplinary collaborations, including the 7th and 8th grade activism project
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Full-time teaching experience
- Masters degree in math or math education
- Strong knowledge of child development and progressive education
- Provide examples of innovative pedagogy to promote inquiry and learning in adolescents
- Command a range of teaching methods to meet different learning needs
- Ability to work closely with a dedicated team of teachers, the math coordinator, and the Upper School director
- Flexible and adaptable to a changing weekly schedule that is responsive to curricular opportunities and needs
- Integrate technology, including Excel, Google applications, laptops/ipads, graphing calculators, etc.
- Take initiative, have a sense of humor, and demonstrate strong listening and communication skills
- Familiarity with coding and/or Bootstrap algebra curriculum a plus
- Prior experience in a diverse community or working collaboratively to engage youth in community-building, social and environmental justice, and activism is a plus
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Ellen Porter at email@example.com with “math teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.