Good Shepherd Lutheran School (GSLS) is seeking a full-time middle school math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for a dynamic and intellectually engaging Middle School Math teacher to join a challenging and well-rounded academic community. The ideal candidate is committed to guiding young people as they construct a deep understanding of mathematical concepts in a student-centered classroom environment. This educator is a collaborator with an appreciation for the teachable moment when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. A person with consistently high standards, the candidate of choice seeks growth and learning every day, both personally and professionally, and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. With robust interpersonal skills, the selected candidate has a real desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and through additional efforts, such as advising students, directing clubs, and/or supervising activities.
The teaching staff at GSLS is a collaborative group that respects each other’s points of view, is supportive of each other, and encourages positive interactions. Each staff member establishes trusting relationships with their students so they feel empowered to expand their learning. We strive to teach students that they are part of a bigger picture and provide a safe place for them to explore and form their own identities. We guide the students in this exploration by giving social and emotional support and learning opportunities.
GSLS is a unique community in which children are nurtured while being given the educational and spiritual foundations they need for life. All students are respected, valued, and celebrated, while we provide them with support to help them make developmentally appropriate decisions that will help them throughout their lives.
Required Qualifications include: a bachelor’s degree, rich knowledge of disciplinary content and its organization, facility with tools, structures, and modes of inquiry, fluency with math pedagogy, capacity and commitment to teach various courses through Advanced Algebra 1, proficiency with technology, and dedication to working cooperatively with other teachers to maintain a strong program. In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with different types of constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.
A BA in math, education, or a related field
A valid California teaching credential (K – 8 multiple or single-subject)
A minimum of two years teaching experience at the secondary level
The ability to work well in a Christian school setting
The willingness to adhere to the standards and principles shared by the Good Shepherd School Community
Master’s degree in Mathematics and/or Education
California or out of state credential
Teaching credential or working towards one
Experience teaching mathematics
Previous experience or work with middle school-aged students
Positive and consistent classroom management
A belief that all students can learn
Seek continuous learning and development in education
Strong communication skills and rapport with students, colleagues, and parents
Be of Christian faith or be able to promote and embrace the Christian environment at GSLS
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Apply knowledge of best practices for math instruction to the curriculum, 6th-grade math, 7th-grade pre-algebra, and 8th-grade algebra 1, while creating academic rigor based on individualized student’s needs.
Create opportunities to apply math to real-life situations and cross-curriculum content.
Create positive relationships with students, know their strengths and challenges.
Effective classroom management- set high expectations of behavior so that learning can take place.
Effective classroom organizations and systems to promote student success.
Generate a classroom culture that is engaging and allows students to feel safe to take chances and positively learn from their mistakes.
Grade and record work in our online grading program in a timely manner.
Serve as a homeroom advisor for either 7th or 8th grade (TBD).
Attend/chaperone the Outdoor Education week with other staff
Communicate in an effective and timely manner with parents in regards to grades, classroom behavior, and student successes.
Letter of Intent
Copies of college degree(s) and credential(s)
Three letters of recommendation
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.