This is a full-time position teaching grades 9 - 12. Candidates should be able to teach the range of courses from Algebra I through AP Calculus and beyond. Dwight-Englewood's core mathematics courses for 9th and 10th graders, titled Integrated Mathematics with Modeling 1 and 2, integrate Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry. More importantly, they are student-centered and problem-based. Students solve problems nightly, then present their solutions the following day to small groups and their entire class. Courses for 11th and 12th graders consist of an array of electives including Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus (AB and BC), Statistics, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra in addition to options in personal and business Finance, as well as Non-Linear Dynamics, several levels of computer programming, and AP Computer Science. The candidate filling this position will join a dynamic, cohesive and progressive nine-member department with a mix of age and experience who all value a collaborative approach to teaching as well as to their work as education professionals.
The schedule for this position includes four courses one semester and five in the other semester, or the equivalent. Classes, typically 12-16 students, meet for 50 minutes four times a week. Teachers are also expected to be an advisor to 8-10 students. Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties, and attendance at department and school-wide functions, and other duties as assigned by the division principal.
In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. Strength in coaching and leadership of co-curricular activities is an important qualification in the hiring process. Coaching opportunities exist in a variety of sports at the Middle and Upper School levels.
Candidates should have experience in the teaching of mathematics at the secondary level for three to five years, have a strong background in mathematics (a degree in mathematics is preferred) and be able to contribute to a forward-thinking program that stresses higher order thinking skills as well as traditional algebraic skill competence. Dwight-Englewood is a 1-to-1 computing school, where every student has their own computer, so a background of experience with the use of academic technology is a plus.