Heathwood Hall Episcopal School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
The Upper School mathematics teacher is responsible for teaching a full course load of math classes and should be capable of teaching any Upper School math course from Algebra I through AP Calculus BC. In addition, the math teacher may be asked to assist with the ongoing development of a competitive math team.
Teach mathematics and other subjects as assigned.
Design a developmentally appropriate curriculum and plan for a well-articulated plan of teaching and assessing.
Maintain an actively engaged classroom environment to support student learning.
Sustain regular contact with students and parents about student performance and behavior. Participate in parent teacher conferences as necessary.
Write individualized advisee conference notes and student reports for each student at required periods during the year.
Serve as an adviser and complete all activities and assignments related to this role.
Share in duties like advisory service projects, Friday School, and other such tasks.
Pursue professional development opportunities.
Be willing to help plan and chaperone weeklong Winterim experiences.
Serve on Exhibition Committees, Upper School Committees and school-wide committees as necessary.
Participate in Admissions Open House and other school events as requested by the Head of the Upper School or the Head of School.
Attend and support after-school activities and programs (e.g. concerts, theater and class programs).
Support the School’s commitment to diversity and multicultural education.
Work collaboratively with colleagues in the US and across divisions.
Serve as an active member of the cross-divisional Math Department.
Plan vertical mathematics curriculum with other math-teaching colleagues.
Complete required H.R. trainings each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting, handling of hazardous materials, etc.)
Supervise students in the classroom, on the grounds, and on field trips or related experiences outside of class.
Must have strong interpersonal communication skills to use in working with students, parents, and colleagues.
Must maintain appropriate daily contact with administrators, colleagues, and other staff.
May have some contact with the Board of Trustees, but this will be at the direction of the Head of School.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of pedagogy and the constructivist approach to learning.
Enjoyment of working with teenagers and a thorough understanding of the specific developmental needs of high school students.
Experience with interactive whiteboards and other technological resources that enhance student learning and assessment.
Ability to use a variety of assessment techniques and to demonstrate strong instructional and classroom-management skills.