Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is a school of inquiry, innovation and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders. Since 1972, Mount Vernon has grown as an independent school community serving students and families in metro Atlanta.
Mount Vernon’s Upper School is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking mathematics educator to join an already outstanding team for the 2018-2019 school year. This individual will initially teach some combination of Upper School mathematics courses (e.g. Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus).
It is an exciting time to be part of the team as the Upper School is launching a new schedule in 2018 and preparing to move into a new building in 2019. Guided by Mount Vernon’s strategic plan, MVx, this candidate will help to blur the lines between school and the real world through inquiry-based learning, interdisciplinary connections, and the latest in mind, brain, and education science. Additionally, he/she will serve as an advisor and will contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Provide students with the opportunity to experience multiple representations, conceptual understanding, and inquiry-based learning
Be a curious and collaborative educator dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School mathematics courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (e.g. Creative Thinker, Solution Seeker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, Collaborator, Communicator).
General Teaching Responsibilities
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific if applicable) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Presentation of well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, newsletters, conferences, and progress reports)
Maintenance of an organized, pleasant, and inviting learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school-wide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research & Design committee working toward schoolwide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool).
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, teaching experience and experience leading one or more extracurricular activities.
About Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).