The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.At the Park School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
The Lower Division Math Coach is a member of the school’s Lower Division (Pre-K - Grade V) and reports to the Lower Division Head. In support of the school’s mission and curricular goals, this full time, 10-month position is responsible for coaching faculty in Grades Pre-K - V in collaboration with Lower Division Head.
A Park School Math Coach approaches their work with flexibility and support. A coach enhances teachers’ ability to provide instruction that builds students’ sense of engagement in the ownership of learning. The coach works with administrators and teachers to collect, analyze, and interpret data, and use it to guide instructional decisions.
Roles and Responsibilities
Provide individualized partner-based, classroom coaching support to individual Pre-K - Grade V teachers
Model best practice lessons in the classroom
Observe teaching and learning, followed by reflective feedback conversations
Facilitate teacher reflection, goal setting, and action planning for both student outcomes and teacher growth
Guide teachers to collect and analyze data and develop action plans in response to determined student needs
Provide engaging and essential professional development based in curriculum and instructional needs of teachers
Introduce new ideas and current research about best teaching practices, as well as develop content knowledge in teachers
Oversee Pre-K - Grade V math assessment procedures, training, and data collection in collaboration with Lower Division Head
Contribute to cross-divisional conversations ensuring best practices in math
Serve on Pre-K - Grade VIII program review committee in a review year
Participate fully in ongoing professional development
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required in Elementary Education or Math
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the elementary level
Depth of understanding in all aspects of mathematics development, research-based practices and current trends in elementary math education, with a focus on student development in Grades Pre-K - V
Creativity and innovation in curriculum and instruction, with a large repertoire of learning strategies and teaching methods, including differentiated instruction and student-centered learning
Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
Demonstrated success with faculty support and facilitating professional growth (i.e., coach, mentor, teacher leader, etc.)
Experience with TERC Investigations program preferred
Experience using a variety of assessment data to inform instruction
Outstanding organizational and interpersonal (communication, problem-solving, conflict management, collaboration) skills
An understanding of adult learning theory
Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, a 1-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references.
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.