Castilleja School was founded in 1907 by Margaret Lockey who graduated from Stanford in 1902. Ms. Lockey was passionate about providing young women with the opportunity to become intellectual partners through mentorship and experiential learning. Today Castilleja faculty still uphold this proud mission of educating young women for a lifetime of learning and leading. Castilleja is the only non-sectarian, all-girls middle and high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At Castilleja, each member of the community is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful and just community. Together, we commit to learning from diverse voices and experience, and we aspire to engage our differences with courage, honesty, intellectual curiosity and respect. We believe that this commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to developing compassionate leaders.
Castilleja School seeks an Upper School Mathematics teacher who is an excellent classroom teacher and committed to maintaining a learning environment where girls thrive and succeed. Our school offers an enriching, comprehensive and rigorous Math curriculum to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century. All math courses emphasize the understanding of core mathematical ideas as well as the development of key analytical skills in a supportive environment that encourages student inquiry, engagement, problem solving, and wonder. This rich experience encourages students to appreciate both the power and beauty of mathematical ideas.
The Department works to keep Castilleja at the forefront of girls’ education with innovative, relevant, and challenging learning experiences. This is an exciting teaching opportunity for a visionary teacher who is passionate about educating girls to succeed in STEM fields and elsewhere. Successful candidates will bring excellent credentials, demonstrated teaching experience and a deep appreciation for innovative methodology and collaborative teaching and learning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizes, constructs, and communicates lessons clearly, having a syllabus and purposeful plan for each course that is revised over time as the course and program develop
Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and age of students
Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments
Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
Continues professional development in both subject matter and methods of teaching
Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied tools appropriate to the objectives of the course for assessing student progress and evaluating student achievement
Collaborates with department colleagues, grade level colleagues, and department head to deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards
Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning and holds students accountable for their actions and learning
Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these clearly and regularly
Understands and is compassionate about adolescent realities
Treats students equitably, is interested in them as individuals, and is able to differentiate pedagogy for different learning styles.
Actively engages in the life of the school as a student advisor and club mentor
Has strong verbal and written communication skills
Is open to feedback and continuous growth both as an educator and as a learner.
Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
Previous experience teaching math, with experience with teens and all-girls environments preferred
B.S. in mathematics or related field, Masters preferred.
A wide range of teaching experience in Upper School Math is required (Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP® Calculus, Advanced Topics)
Demonstrated knowledge and continuous growth in both Math content and pedagogy
Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional teaching, lifelong learning, and facilitating the success of all students.
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@castilleja.org. Please include the words" US Mathematics Teacher" in the subject line.
Castilleja School is a non-sectarian independent college preparatory school for young women located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1907 by Stanford University graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, the school has an enrollment of girls in grades six through twelve, and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Castilleja educates young women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community.