Winchester Thurston School, a Pre-Kindergarten - grade 12 independent school, announces a search for a Middle School Math Faculty Member beginning in fall 2017. Winchester Thurston Middle School uses the Connected Math curriculum which focuses on a constructivist and student-centered approach to math education.
Full-time Middle School faculty members are responsible for the educational experience and oversight of students ranging from grades six through eight. Middle School faculty members understand and respond to the unique needs of young adolescents, fostering in each student a sense of confidence, ethics, responsibility, and respect for others. The following are essential responsibilities of a Middle School faculty member:
Teach up to five sections of Middle School math, or the equivalent of five sections in the event that the position requires elective courses or other non-course responsibilities
Be prepared to teach following a block schedule on a six-day rotation
Plan and execute lessons that are in accord with their department’s curriculum and the school’s educational philosophy
Maintain an updated web presence through the school’s website that includes the course syllabus and homework postings that are updated weekly at a minimum
Work as a team member with teaching colleagues and administrators by attending all department meetings, Middle School faculty meetings, and in-service days, and serving on committees as needed
Create and maintain an appropriate classroom environment and help enforce school expectations
Communicate with parents in an effective and timely manner
Serve as an advisor
Complete student assessment reports (i.e., grades reports, interim comments, etc.) following guidelines and in accordance with deadlines established by the Director of Middle School
Commit to ongoing professional growth by participating in the school’s formative development process
Work on curriculum revision and program development with other teachers in the department and the Middle School Division Director
Fulfill duties that are connected with non-academic responsibilities, i.e. taking attendance, covering study halls and other assigned duties, etc.
Winchester Thurston School is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants for the Middle School Math Faculty Member position must have the following credentials:
Bachelor’s degree (discipline/subject preferred)
Master’s Degree preferred
Independent school and middle school teaching experience preferred
Educational philosophy consistent with that of the school
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