Math Specialist 2018-2019 – Middle School

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States



Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School is part of a network of 11 EL Education (EL) schools in New York City and is the NYC network’s first charter school. Launch opened its doors in 2012 in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to its first 6th grade class, and currently serves students in 6th-8th grade. EL is a proven educational model being implemented in over 150 district, charter and independent schools across the country. EL Education balances both academic rigor and character development through rigorous learning opportunities. Launch is seeking a Middle School Math Specialist to join a highly motivated, curious, intelligent, and passionate staff of educators.


The Math Specialist supports Math instruction at Launch. The Math Specialist supervises all Math teachers at Launch Middle School and reports to the Director of Academics. The Math Specialist is responsible for supporting the effective creation and implementation of Math practices that support significant student growth and achievement. Equally as important, the Math Specialist will work to build a culture of joy, engagement and wonder as well as strong Mathematical thinking. The Math Specialist, in collaboration with the Director of Academics, ensures that systems and structures are in place and being executed that will reach agreed upon annual goals in Math. The Math Specialist must possess an unyielding belief in the ability of all children to succeed, strong content-pedagogical skill in Math instruction, and the ability to work with and motivate adults to become great Math instructors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Articulate and support a shared vision of excellence for the Launch middle school mathematics program
  • Support the development of best practices in Math
  • Support the implementation of common practices in Math instruction across all grade levels
  • Research and stay up to date on best practices in Math instruction and share practices with teachers
  • Be knowledgeable in the curriculum of each grade level and support high level curricular planning and instruction


  • Support frequent student assessment, tracking and utilization of student data
  • Support teachers in looking at student work to assess levels of growth and proficiency and in the creation of high quality student work products
  • Support the Director of Academics in ensuring high levels of student achievement and measurable student growth


  • Provide support in producing curricular resources for Math that support strong instruction and high student achievement
  • Directly support all Math teachers in planning high quality Math instruction

Supervision and Professional Development

  • Supervise, observe and provide feedback for teachers based on best practices in Math instruction
  • Develop and deliver professional development to staff on best practices in Math instruction


  • Establish traditions and rituals inside and outside of classrooms that promote a positive school culture across the school around Math
  • Work to promote strong student character in Math classrooms and across the school

Skills and Attributes

  • High standards and an unbreakable belief in the ability of all children to succeed
  • A growth mindset that supports a continual pursuit of excellence
  • High integrity that leads to always doing what is best and right for the community
  • Actions that are thoughtful and intentional
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly
  • An urgent leader that does whatever it takes to make things happen
  • Relentlessly optimistic, demonstrating an unyielding belief that we can accomplish goals
  • A true professional

Candidates should have:

  • Minimum 4 years teaching experience in Mathematics classrooms
  • Experience successfully leading a team of adults
  • Middle school experience
  • Master’s Degree Required

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience, along with a full benefits package

Launch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, creed, sex, age, culture, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or mental or physical disability.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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