St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a diverse and thriving PK3-12 independent school in Mississippi's capital city, invites applications for Upper and Middle School mathematics teachers, with the Middle School opening focused on algebra and the Upper School opening including everything through calculus, and beyond if possible.
Specifically, the Mathematics Department seeks new colleagues who are professional, self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learners and who will contribute positively to the life of the school in various ways. Strong candidates will be passionate about teaching, technologically savvy, well-versed in contemporary mathematics pedagogy, and interested in cultivating the problem-solving abilities of students rather than simply training them for a variety of problem types.
Exhibiting flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor, strong candidates will collaborate liberally across grades, divisions, and departments and will communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents, employing appropriate technology in engaging courses where students learn mathematics through reading, writing, and experiential activities that provide a foundation for real-life application and multidisciplinary problem solving. Comfortable exploring and teaching different areas of mathematics, specifically algebra and calculus, strong candidates will model the taking of appropriate risks for students, showing them that we often learn just as much from failure as we do from success. Strong candidates will cultivate mathematical thinking in students through student-centered, differentiated instruction and the use of thoughtfully designed, well-crafted assessments to help prepare them to function in an increasingly dynamic, interconnected, data-driven, technological world. A Bachelor’s degree in either mathematics, mathematics education, or one of the mathematical sciences is required, with a graduate degree strongly preferred.
The Middle and Upper Schools both are housed on the school’s Ridgeland campus, with roughly 650 students and 60 faculty. In addition to taking classes in science, math, English, history, world languages, and the arts, students are also engaged in athletics and the development of life skills. Students attend weekly Chapel services and periodic cultural enrichment assemblies, with their social and emotional development supported by an advisory program that matches each student with a teacher who builds a close relationship with that student.
These are full time positions scheduled to begin in August 2017. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics specified above, a current resume or CV, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Math opening" in the subject line.