Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious, capable and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled learners for life.
Brief Overview of the Role
Liaises with: Dept. Coordinator, Director of Teaching & Learning, Division Head
The ideal applicant is someone who has significant experience with and a passion for working with Middle School students. This person has a curious mind and constantly is looking for ways to engage all students, while developing innovative and progressive curriculum and pedagogy. We seek a candidate who has a persistent disquiet with the status quo and will join us in challenging traditional methodologies for math instruction. While this role is at present for Middle School, this person has the capacity also to teach Upper School students. Familiarity with Singapore Math, which our Lower School uses, is a positive. An understanding of personalized learning models and also the Mastery Based Consortium is encouraged. Having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition is essential.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates should have at least two years teaching experience and preferably possess specific experience teaching pre-algebra and algebra to Middle Schoolers. Wooster expects teachers to creatively collaborate across departmental lines and to build and integrate curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are pillars of teaching and learning in this setting.
Math Teacher Expectations
Lead in the development of math curriculum and innovative pedagogy and personalized learning
Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors
Participate in student life and extra curricular activities
Act as an advisor to an assigned group of students
Chaperone school trips and attend school events (e.g., dances, grade level field trips)
Incorporate online or blended strategies into the curriculum
Deliver high quality, rigorous, student-centered instruction
Full-time Wooster teachers are asked to teach 4 or 5 sections.
Wooster teachers are empowered to take initiative in developing innovative curriculum and best practices in their disciplines. This is likely to include experiential, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning. An understanding of Making Thinking Visible, Harvard Project Zero, metacognition, and John Hattie’s research are important elements of being a teacher at Wooster, and one through which the School supports its teacher-learners. Ongoing learning in your content area, mindfulness, regular reflection, and cognitive science are integral aspects of the teacher-learner story at Wooster.
Additional Salary Information: Wooster School salaries are competitive and are commensurate with teaching experience. Wooster School is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance benefits. This is a full time exempt teaching position.