Mount Vernon’s Upper School is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking mathematics educator to join an already outstanding team for the 2017-2018 school year. This individual will initially teach some combination Upper School mathematics courses (e.g. AP Statistics, Finance and Investments, Data and Rhetoric, or AP Computer Science Principles).
In program development for the near future, this individual will work with mathematics, science and arts faculty to develop STEAM learning opportunities for students. The team will consider integrated math courses and interdisciplinary approaches during the discovery phase of the process. Additionally, he/she will serve as an advisor and iProject mentor and will contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Some of the Upper School’s current demonstrations of STEAM learning include building 3-D prototypes in the School’s newly constructed makerspace, showcasing an eco-art exhibit created by environmental science students, developing mobile apps, partnerships between our Technology Engineering and Design (TED) and 3D art courses, and a bicycle project where our TED students partnered with AP Physics and Algebra II students.
This individual will:
Provide students with the opportunity to experience multiple representations, conceptual understanding, and inquiry-based learning
Be a curious and collaborative educator dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School mathematics courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (e.g. Creative Thinker, Solution Seeker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, Collaborator, Communicator).
General Teaching Responsibilities
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific if applicable) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Presentation of well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, newsletters, conferences, and progress reports)
Maintenance of an organized, pleasant, and inviting learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on schoolwide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research & Design committee working toward schoolwide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool).
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally ...based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).