Miami Country Day School seeks an enthusiastic and creative educator to fill the role of Middle School Mathematics Teacher to begin August, 2017. Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion, we prepare students to be lifelong learners. We inspire our children to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing every student every day.
The Middle School Program at Miami Country Day School is well-respected in our community and nationally. Developmentally sound practices along with personalized learning experiences characterize our approach to instruction. We nurture a passion for lifelong learning, self-confidence and leadership. We strive to make education relevant and to give our students the foundation they need for success beyond life at Miami Country Day School.
We seek an Middle School Mathematics Teacher who embodies our mission and who is passionate about working with our students and faculty.
The school is accredited by FKC, FCIS and SACS; active membership is maintained in SACAC, NACAC, NAIS, SAIS, CASE, CRIS, ERB, American Library Association and the College Board.
This position is effective August 1, 2017.
To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a middle school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Middle School Division Director.
The position involves teaching five sections of primarily sixth grade math at several different levels. Miami Country Day School uses Math in Focus, as well as a departmental open source, integrated approach to mathematics. Teachers who are creative and can handle a an integrated approach to curriculum and teaching and have a background in using methods and activities connecting math, science, and technology to the math classroom are encouraged to apply. If you are forward thinking, understand technology as a teaching and learning tool, and are interested in STEM education, we look forward to hearing from you.
The position also involves being an academic advisor to a group of 12-14 sixth graders and working collaboratively with the teachers on the 6th grade teaching team. All teachers are expected to perform supervisory duties outside the classroom.
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
Provide appropriate feedback on work.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations.
Prepare required reports on students and activities.
Participate in department, school, and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Prepare classroom for class activities.
Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
BA or BS in Mathematics or Math Education, and/or FL secondary state certification
MS is preferred
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience, preferably in the Middle School
Experience teaching in an Independent School preferred
Experience infusing technology into math education preferred
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
Participate in appropriate professional activities.
Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Degree as described above.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Must be able to use computer for communication and instruction.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and current resume to Ms. Ria Maxwell, Dean of Faculty/Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. Please be able to provide transcripts for most recent degree earned.
Miami Country Day School is an independent, college-preparatory, day school founded in 1938, dedicated to the development of The Whole Child. The school is committed to providing a uniquely diverse and enriching educational experience that is designed to prepare each student for success in college and to make a difference in life. In rigorous pursuit of excellence, Miami Country Day School provi...des a caring learning community focused on unleashing the potential of every student, every day.
Location: 601 Northeast 107 Street, Miami, FL 33161
Our Students & Faculty: 900 students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures; Lower School, PreK3 through 5th grade; Middle School, 6th through 8th grade; Upper School, 9th through 12th grade; 123 full-time faculty, 56% hold advanced degrees; 21% represents over thirty-two countries