Vermont Commons School is now accepting applications for a full-time teacher to join our Math Department. We are looking for an innovative, hardworking, and enthusiastic teaching professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of working with middle and upper school students.
The ideal candidate for this position should readily have content knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, statistics and calculus with experience teaching middle and upper school. Candidates must also possess an ability to present sophisticated ideas in an engaging and dynamic manner, including innovative approaches to hands-on and real-world learning approaches, as well as an interest in exploring cross-curricular opportunities for students to develop and hone their skills.
This candidate will ideally: 1) have at least three years of math teaching experience in a middle and/or high school setting, preferably some at an independent school 2) Have an advanced degree in mathematics or a related field, such as engineering, that requires college-level calculus 3) Be current in and knowledgeable of math educational trends 4) Know and understand the adolescent behavior of middle and high school students in order to establish productive and meaningful relationships that are age appropriate 5) Have a track record of communicating with parents effectively on a regular basis 6) Be available to help students outside of class and understand the critical value of such one-on-one work 7) Provide students opportunities to learn and be assessed through a variety of styles 8) Actively participate in collegial discussions with department members and other faculty. 9) Have the capacity to design and co-lead week-long, immersive, field-based experiential education outings three times a year with small, multi-age groups of students 10) Have a commitment to global citizenship and environmental stewardship and a vision for how to incorporate these mission-driven priorities into math instruction.
Vermont Commons School is Burlington's college preparatory school, with a Vermont flavor. Our mission is driven by scholarship, community, and global responsibility and our pedagogy informed by the best progressive and experiential education practices. Please see our website at www.vermontcommons.org, specifically our mission and guiding principles, to learn more about this exceptional employment opportunity.
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV here, and be sure to include the names and contact information of three relevant professional work references.
As an independent school, we do not require a Vermont public school teaching certification or license; we prefer applicants hold an advanced degree in the field of instruction rather than degrees in education. However, we welcome all enthusiastic, qualified applicants.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with level of degree attained and work experience.
About VERMONT COMMONS SCHOOL
Founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1997, Vermont Commons School is a coeducational community for grades 6-12 with an average class size of 12 students and a total enrollment in 2017-18 of 115 students. Over 90% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees, and 100% of our students matriculate into colleges and universities that are both carefully selected matches for each student and nationally competitive. We believe that a pedagogy based on hands-on, field-based, experiential education leads to academic, intellectual, and creative success--present and future--and inspires our students to be citizens who, through their real world experience now, will shape the future positively.
Vermont Commons School is a member the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Vermont Commons School is a member of and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and holds "Approved School" status from the State of Vermont Agency of Education.
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For more information, please visit www.vermontcommons.org.