2018-2019 Associate Teacher Position Upper School Mathematics
The Nueva School
January 11, 2018
San Mateo, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Innovative Teacher Program
The Innovative Teacher Program (ITP) is a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers. Associate Teachers work closely with Mentor Teachers through an apprenticeship model. They spend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers attend weekly professional development workshops as part of a year-long curriculum to explore current topics in teaching and learning.
Associate Teachers participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent- teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a resume, and preparing for interviews.
Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning.
Mentoring and modeling of best practices in education from experienced classroom teachers
Regular two-hour professional development workshops focused on deepening teaching practice and exploring innovative approaches to education, led by Nueva faculty and guest lecturers
Feedback on teaching through observation by ITP director, lead teachers, and peers
Individualized coaching to achieve personal and professional goals
Support for post-ITP pursuits, e.g. job search, graduate programs
We seek an Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of mathematics with a strong math foundation and comfort with calculus is required. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following fields preferred: data analysis and probability, number theory, calculus and analysis, topology, computational thinking, information theory, combinatorics, differential equations, and logic. The candidate will also be excited to work with high school students and prior experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.
Bachelor's degree with strong math foundation; comfort with calculus required
Strong interest and desire to work with upper school students
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
A desire to teach collaboratively
Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are
A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject
To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different count...ies in the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.