Middle School Math Teacher | Green Acres School is seeking a full-time teacher of math to middle school students (primarily grades 7 and 8). The successful candidate will have an approach to the discipline that encourages a high degree of math fluency and problem-solving by balancing an established and successful scope and sequence with interesting and engaging projects. We believe that students are most successful when their ability to “speak and write math” is cultivated alongside their ability to solve problems showing their work. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how math creates models of our world, and she or he will incorporate that understanding by teaching math not just as abstract problems and theory, but also as it explains and illustrates the world around us. The successful candidate will have the capacity to meet the needs of a range of learners—both engaging struggling students as they hone their number sense and teaching advanced algebra that starts to push into trigonometry. The 7/8 math teacher also serves as a student advisor and engages students in social-emotional learning as well as acting as a liaison between advisee families and the school. He or she will accompany students as a chaperone on overnight trips of 3-5 days once or twice a year. Finally, the 7/8 math teacher incorporates MathCounts work into occasional lessons and leads our MathCounts team in countywide and statewide competitions
Requirements | Green Acres seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation, with teaching experience relevant to this position. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with tweens and young teenagers, a passion for math and the teaching of it, curiosity and a growth mindset, the ability to provide differentiated instruction, and an interest in integrating technology into the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
To apply: Please do not apply through the NAIS website. Rather, send your application materials directly to Green Acres. Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form (available atwww.greenacres.org) to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All four items are necessary for an application to be considered.
Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301-881-4100 ext. 115.
About Green Acres School | Green Acres School is an independent, progressive school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade on a beautiful 15-acre campus in North Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, DC. With woods, a stream, athletic fields, playgrounds, and a natural amphitheater, the out-of-doors is an important part of the learning environment. The arts, physical education, and technology are effectively integrated with academic studies in a highly experiential program. In a learning environment that is joyful and supportive as well as challenging, Green Acres School provides authentic learning and leadership experiences. The Washington, DC area also provides many opportunities for rich, off-campus learning. To learn more about Green Acres School, please visit www.greenacres.org.