The Upper School Math Dept. at Cannon School is specifically looking for teaching candidates who are experienced in teaching Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II with Trigonometry. Having the willingness to teach a range of other high school math courses is important as well.
The Upper School teacher at Cannon School, provides a safe, nurturing environment for students utilizing the school’s instructional program. The teacher works to create meaningful, engaging developmentally appropriate learning experiences in order to build strong foundational skills for lifelong learning.
Teach a load of four classes out of a six period day (teachers are expected to teach a load of four classes and two to three preps, though other situations may be contractually negotiated)
Perform various duties, such as proctor morning or afternoon make-up work sessions, lunch duty, etc.
Advise approximately 10 students throughout the year by serving as the point person to communicate with them and their families regarding academic and other issues.
Organize and/or attend class trips as chaperones.
Chaperone events and sports activities throughout the year.
Communicate with parents of students on a regular basis via letters, email, phone calls, and/or meetings.
Attend a reasonable number of student performances and events.
In addition, teachers are generally expected to perform one major extracurricular of 80-160 hours per year, particularly after their first year of employment.
Attend mandatory faculty meetings and other events.
Other duties, as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Be adaptive, flexible, curious, and creative
Effective problem solving and analytical ability
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work in a team environment
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BA required, Masters preferred, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience preferred
Established in 1969, Cannon School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 65-acre campus 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. Enrolling approximately 983 students from six counties in grades Junior Kindergarten-12, Cannon is the fourth largest independent school in the greater Charlotte area. Cannon School seeks to prepare students for a world that promis...es to be unpredictable. In classroom learning, character building activities, and extra-curricular involvement, teachers, advisors, and coaches work to instill in students Habits of Mind that are reflective, meta-cognitive, self-governing, and strategic along with Habits of Spirit that encourage flexibility, curiosity, creativity and risk-taking.