The Benjamin School is looking to fill a vacancy in our Upper School Math Department for the 2017-2018 school year.
At The Benjamin School we believe that good teachers set high standards and expectations for their students and then do everything they can to help them achieve those standards. We are looking for teachers who will help our students become self-directed, independent learners with superior academic collegiate skills.
The ideal candidate will be able to incorporate multiple styles of teaching and use varied approaches to the students and material. This person must have a desire to work with students in a challenging, college-preparatory environment and should possess strong interpersonal and written communications skills.
Qualified candidates should demonstrate a passion for the foundations and applications of mathematics, intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills, the ability to work within a team, skills to engage and inspire students in the pursuit of learning and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
The person filling this position will teach several Upper School mathematics courses, the specifics of which will depend on the individual talents that the candidate brings to Benjamin. In addition, and as is the norm at independent schools, extracurricular commitments and standard school duties are a part of membership in this community.
General Professional Qualifications:
The most desirable candidates will have the following background or comparable experience:
A bachelor’s degree in a mathematics-related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to teach multiple courses across the Upper Division math curriculum.
Minimum three years teaching experience in a rigorous, college preparatory program at the Upper School level; experience working in independent schools is a plus.
Strong educational background; current on pedagogical approaches in mathematics and teaching for proficiency.
An ability and desire to be on a Math Department team working collaboratively to design student experience; a willingness to create a student-centered classroom and contribute to both the curriculum area and the broader life of the school
Experience integrating technology into the curriculum.
Willingness to share a passion and love of math and mathematics learning with adolescents.
A strong desire for collegiality and collaboration with colleagues on advancing the school’s strategic initiatives is essential.
An interest and experience in interacting with students outside of the classroom in co-curricular activities: sports, arts, social service, etc.
The Benjamin School is an independent, non-affiliated day school for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students in Palm Beach County. The School resides on two campuses; the 14 acre Lower and Middle School campus in North Palm Beach and the 50 acre Upper School campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Approximately 144 teachers and associates are responsible for about 1135 students. The Lower School currentl...y serves 452 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5; the Middle School enrolls 230 in grades 6-8; and the Upper School has 453 students in grades 9-12. The School’s rigorous and varied program prepares its students for acceptance to 4-year colleges.
The Benjamin School’s core is academics, with a balanced emphasis on athletics and the arts. The Lower School challenges students with an academic program that includes, among other strong elements, highly developed research-based instruction in language arts and mathematics and a strong Pre-K 3 to 5th grade world language program. In the Middle School students are challenged with a wide variety of college preparatory courses including advanced world language instruction, Algebra I and Geometry and advanced science programs. At the Upper School campus, the faculty offers courses on three levels: regular, honors, and AP.
Each May the School administers 449 or more AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 24 AP courses. In May, 2015 eighty-two percent of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3, and 87 percent of the students taking the tests earned at least one 3 or better. Seventy-four percent of the seniors in the class of 2015, took one or more AP course,. The Upper School also has more than 50 semester electives. Students can study Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese to satisfy their language requirement.
In all three divisions, students have many opportunities to be involved in dance, instrumental (including strings) and vocal music, drama, and the visual arts. Students in all three divisions also have a physical education program, and those in the Middle and Upper Schools must participate in one or more team sports.
The School makes extensive use of technology in its programs. Almost all classrooms have an interactive whiteboard (Smartboard or Epson), and all computers on both campuses have internet access via a school-wide Wireless access. The fourth and fifth grade students bring iPads to school each day. The Middle School has a BYOD program, and in the Upper School all students own and use laptops or iPads. The School also provides specialized computers for video editing, digital graphics, desktop publishing, and the language lab.
Please visit our website at www.thebenjaminschool.org for more information about our school.