Allendale Columbia, a diverse, co-educational, college prep independent school serving over 420 students in grades nursery through twelve, seeks an experienced and dynamic educator and learner to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered programming; this appointment begins in late August 2017. The world of S.T.E.M. instruction is evolving quickly. Whether S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M., or S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math), teaching at the intersection of these important disciplines is even more vital than it has ever been. This is a full-time position that includes three computer science courses and two high school math courses.
With the acceleration of technological tools and the need for real-life mathematical problem solving, we are searching for a unique teacher who is excited to teach high-level math as well as computer programming. Further, we are looking for someone who is collaborative, team-focused, and practices student-centered pedagogy. The mathematics curriculum in the Middle School covers Pre-Algebra to Geometry and the Upper School covers Algebra through Advanced Placement Calculus (BC). Our Computer Science curriculum goes from introductory to advanced and also includes a hardware engineering/innovation course using the Arduino platform. While Allendale Columbia does cover the topics above, this position is responsible for creating curriculum and course materials that are current, interdisciplinary, and engaging. A creative and collaborative candidate who is willing to continually co-create curriculum within a team atmosphere is desired. Allendale Columbia makes extensive use of computers and graphing calculators, issuing one to each student at appropriate levels.
Other responsibilities include duties that engage the student body, including a family style lunch, being an advisor, and sponsorship of student activities like clubs or other student-run events.
In addition to a strong mathematics/computer science background, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years teaching and advising experience in a high school, an insatiable desire to learn and collaborate, as well as a willingness to design new courses/curriculum and continue to evolve at the speed of the world around us.
Desired qualifications are a degree in mathematics and/or computer science and/or the capacity to teach the entire range of course offerings; knowledge of mathematical software including Geometer’s Sketchpad, Excel, and Maple; experience teaching with TI technology (TI-Nspire); and previous service at an independent school. Programming, app design, robotics, CAD, 3-D printing, and Design Thinking skills are helpful. Allendale Columbia is changing the way that education is delivered and the desired candidate must enjoy an entrepreneurial environment in which they are part leader and part learner.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to Amy Schoepfel, Assistant to the Heads of Middle and Upper School, at email@example.com with “Upper School Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. For more information, visit www.allendalecolumbia.org.
Allendale Columbia School, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.