Seeking Passionate Educator for Middle School Mathematics Program
The Academy is a unique independent school in Berkeley, California with an advanced academic curriculum. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious and deep learners.
We are seeking a passionate educator to lead our middle school mathematics program, with an opportunity to improve the mathematics program across the school.
The position can be crafted as 60% time or full-time.
The Academy at a Glance
Motto: Uncommon Excellence of Thought and Character in a Vibrant School Environment
Year founded: 1969
Grades served: K-8
Educational philosophy: Rigorous academics supported by small class sizes and expert teachers who utilize the Socratic method in their classrooms
Total number of students per class in Lower School: Twelve
Total number of students per class in Upper School: Fifteen
Total enrollment: 88 (2016-17 school year)
Percentage of students of color: 52% (2016-17 school year)
Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees in their field: 85%
Learn more about our unique school at theacademyschool.org.
Medical and dental benefits
Paid time off
School tuition benefit
Who You Are
You are someone that:
is passionate about teaching and learning mathematics
has an understanding of the types of mathematics competency needed in the 21st century
relishes working with children from 6th to 8th grade
has experience working with high-achieving students and encouraging them to stretch themselves
spreads an infectious enthusiasm for subject matter and intellectual inquiry
helps student develop self-direction and intrinsic motivation in the quest for learning, even while making mistakes
thinks analytically and likes to measure whether things are working
excels in communicating and working collaboratively
You are someone who probably has:
a proven record of working successfully with middle-school students
an advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, physical science, computer science, engineering)
How You Will Be Supported
You will have:
autonomy in the classroom to develop each child’s abilities and to collaborate with faculty and parents, without constraints of large school bureaucracy or of lack of resources
supportive colleagues in the faculty and administration
How to Apply
If you're excited about helping create a unique learning community, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at email@example.com. Please include the following things:
1. A resume
2. Three references that we may contact??
3. A cover letter including:
Why you’re excited about this opportunity
A mathematics resource for 6th- 8th students that inspires you and why
The most exciting demonstration of a student’s learning that you’ve seen recently ?
One or more accomplishments that you’re most proud of
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.
Since our founding in 1969, The Academy has remained steadfast in our commitment to providing a rich and rigorous education for our students and to creating a warm and nurturing environment in which they can explore their passions and expand their intellectual horizons. The Academy’s mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious, and deep learners. We honor our students’ individuality while cultivat...ing their sense of integrity, their respect for others, and their commitment to service in a global society. We are proud to be an academic community in which every member--faculty, staff, student, and family--feels galvanized to explore, create, and investigate: to take intellectual risks and to trust that they will be supported in that risk-taking. Our 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, our expert teachers, and our atmosphere of high expectations confirm our commitment to deep and meaningful learning for each student.