University School of Nashville (USN) seeks a creative and collaborative educator of pre-adolescents to teach math and be part of an outstanding academic and advising team in grade six. The teacher will join a well-established middle school mathematics faculty and report to the Head of Middle School and Math Department Chair.
The middle school mathematics curriculum is designed to help students extend their ability to think and communicate mathematically. Students learn foundational skills in computation and are expected to demonstrate an evolving agility with mathematical properties and operations. Along with a thoughtfully developed sequence of topics grounded in the standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), students apply mathematical reasoning to increasingly complex problems and situations. To reach all students at their level of understanding, our math faculty differentiates instruction in the classroom and provides various forms of support and enrichment beyond it.
Specific responsibilities of the position include teaching four sections of sixth grade math, serving as advisor to approximately fifteen students, providing daily supervision and learning support for advisees during a study-and-help period, collaborating as a member of the sixth grade academic team, participating in class outings and various class activities, and contributing to regular faculty, grade-level, and department meetings.
USN is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through 12th grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s midtown location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 102-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment mirroring the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Those interested in being considered for this position should complete the online application for this position available at www.usn.org/jobs. For more information about USN, visit the school’s website at www.usn.org.