Mirman School is an independent school for highly gifted students, located in the beautiful hills of West Los Angeles. The Upper School Math Specialist is a member of the full time faculty, responsible for supervising all aspects of math instruction for students in grades 5 through 8. The position provides advanced elementary mathematics instruction to gifted students using best teaching strategies in concert with motivating students to develop skills and knowledge in support of the mission, values and goals of Mirman School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plan, prepare and deliver classroom math lessons, activities and materials for gifted students under the overall guidance of the Head of the Upper School and Math Chair.
Regularly analyze data to inform instruction.
Support and provide training for Upper School math teachers.
Provide math coaching on an individual basis.
Provide and promote a positive and creative educational climate for students to learn in.
Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
Observe and evaluate student academic and social progress, timely submit grades and report cards according to the established procedures of the school.
Accurately complete any required reports requested by school.
Demonstrate excellent communication and collaborative skills to work with other teachers and instructional aides throughout all grade levels to strengthen community and student experience.
Utilize creative learning aids and advancing technological tools provided by the school.
Abide by and uphold the policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school.
Demonstrate social skills necessary to manage positive and productive interactions with students, teachers, parents, school administration and staff.
Participate in and support school community activities, programs, and initiatives.
Participate in meetings and professional development activities.
Maintain a safe and clean environment that assures the well-being of students.
Ability to meet the normal hours of work and attendance necessary to provide instruction to students.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree
CA teaching credential, preferred.
3 to 5 years recent teaching experience in mathematics through pre-Calculus
Strong understanding of independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices of NAIS and CAIS.
Able to pass state and federal background checks and have clear TB results upon hire.
Understanding of the academic, social, and emotional development of highly gifted children. Experience in an independent school and/or gifted school preferred.
Experience working with advanced elementary and/or middle school mathematics.
Understanding and use of multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instructions.
Knowledge of current best teaching practices and and the strategies that support best practice.
Math coaching experience.
Excellent collaboration skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility.
Excellent organization, time management and follow-through skills.
Additional Salary Information: Mirman School offers competitive salaries and a rich benefits package.
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep conviction that a dedicated and specialized curriculum and school environment are required to best educate gifted children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today the school enjoys a beautiful six-acre campus on Los Angeles' Mulholland D...rive. The school distinguishes itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, serving 330 highly gifted students ages 5-14 from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.