Fort Worth Country Day is seeking a highly qualified, experienced, and dynamic teacher to teach Upper School Math, with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. The ideal candidate will have a related graduate degree, at least three to five years of classroom teaching experience and previous work experience in grades 9-12 in a college preparatory independent school environment. Current responsibilities related to this position are four sections of Grade 9 Geometry and one senior section of Modeling and Calculus. Schedules, duties, and assignments vary year to year.
Reporting to the Head of the Upper School, the successful candidate will:
Experience with student-centered teaching and alternative assessment
Vary instructional techniques to adapt to different learning styles and content
Innovative use of technology as an instructional tools and for classroom presentation
Excellent classroom management and organizational skills
Communicate clearly classroom expectations, grade student work punctually, fairly and accurately
Document and communicate students’ progress and participation to family
Serve as a student advisor/mentor
Offer instructional assistance to students as needed beyond the classroom
Sponsor and support at least two extra-curricular duties
Exhibit a passion for his or her subject matter and for teaching
All employees of FWCD must:
Model the Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with students, parents, and colleagues in a K-12 department
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be an enthusiastic life-long learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
Have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups and knowledge
About the Math Department
At FWCD, our teachers combine a love of math with a passion for making a difference in the lives of our upper school students. Pedagogically, the department promotes student engagement, critical thinking, and skill development. Preference is for faculty who are capable of teaching across the curriculum and grade levels from Algebra I through Calculus. FWCD expects its faculty to be fully involved in the extracurricular life of our students. Non-teaching duties will include advising, chaperoning trips, leading extracurricular clubs and/or coaching.
The Department provides a tracked program and intellectual environment in which all students can explore interests and find an appropriate challenge. Students must complete four credits in math. Most students enter Upper School having earned Algebra l credit in Middle School. Ninth graders take Geometry. In Grade 10, students select from various tracked Algebra II options (two-year regular, accelerated and honors). From there, juniors and seniors advance among several courses: PreCal, Honors Analysis, Modeling & Calculus, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics and Multivariable Calculus. The Department works together to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in our classroom activities and our assessments.
Additional Salary Information: Based in experience
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1072 students in grades K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.