We seek a full-time Lower School Math Specialist to design, refine, and teach a challenging and differentiated mathematics curriculum, working with the Lower School Math team and grade level teachers. Since Nueva is a school committed to serving gifted learners, the ideal candidate will bring interest in working with elementary-aged students and excitement and ability to teach mathematics at advanced levels.
Develop, refine, and teach constructivist mathematics curriculum that aligns with research-based best practices in mathematics instruction with the highest standards for each student
Design and implement instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving, and integrates student interest
Plan, demonstrate, co-teach and coach with classroom teachers in order to support implementation of the mathematics curriculum
Provide mathematics education professional development for classroom teachers through workshops
Convey personal interest and enthusiasm for mathematics and intellectual inquiry
Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
Support the well-being of students
Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities and contribute beyond the classroom
Lead by example in commitment to Nueva’s mission: “Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”
Bachelor's degree required and advanced university degree preferred
Strong preference for undergraduate and/or advanced degree in mathematics or
a mathematical science
A minimum of three years successful teaching experience
Informal or formal experience working with elementary age students
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning
To Apply: Please visit http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/ and submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to your application for the position.
Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to:
Megan Terra Lower School Head The Nueva School
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties in the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New ...York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.