SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Elementary Programs, the Elementary Math Specialist works collaboratively with the program administrators and other learning specialists to provide resources and support for classroom teachers, kindergarten through sixth grade, as they plan programs, set goals, and modify the math curriculum for students. The ideal candidate should have a diverse and extensive background in K-8 math, including curriculum and teacher development. Ideally he or she should be well-versed in differentiation of instruction, individual student support and accommodation, and the application of assessments and evaluations within curriculum planning and teacher development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide direct instruction and support for fifth and sixth students in enrichment and advanced courses of study, which includes pre-algebra and algebra.
Re-teach, reinforce, and/or consolidate specific math skills or concepts with struggling math students through intervention groups before and after school.
Assess students in order to establish goals and objectives for students using developmentally appropriate evaluation procedures, and regularly review these with teachers, administrators, and parents.
Meet regularly with teams of teachers, administrators and other learning specialists to discuss children, programs, and progress and to coordinate learning goals with classroom teachers
Creatively and dynamically lead in refining, mapping, and maintaining a seamless elementary math curriculum through planning and alignment of goals, programs, instruction and assessment.
Act as a liaison between school, parents, and outside support specialists; communicate regularly with all constituencies regarding student recommendations, supports, and ongoing assessments.
Capitalize on cross-curricular opportunities across the faculty, with a particular emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curriculum; thoughtfully integrate technology that engages students in mathematical thinking.
Act as a resource for faculty, administration and parents with regards to current math research, programs and materials.
INDIVIDUAL PREREQUISITES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of the administration. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BEHAVIORAL SKILLS: Demonstrates personal integrity, friendliness, patience, fairness, openness, non-defensiveness, sensitivity, flexibility, and enthusiasm.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written documents, professional literature and material pertinent to elementary education, curriculum and child development. Ability to write reports, academic and developmental evaluations, curricular plans, letters to parents and others. Ability to verbally articulate information and respond to children, parents, colleagues, and administrators in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and child development. Ability to speak and write from a child-specific perspective.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; create and interpret graphs; compute ratio and percent and use a calculator.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Ability to use simple tools and machines, such as copiers, laminators, telephones. Ability to use a computer, minimum level requiring word processing programs to write reports, compose letters.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and apply common sense in dealing with everyday and emergency situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teacher to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teacher encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to moderate to noisy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Valid elementary-level state teaching credential or single-subject mathematics credential, relevant experience in a school setting required. Masters degree preferred.
About The Center for Early Education
Founded in 1939, The Center for Early Education educates students from Toddler through Grade Six. Our urban West Hollywood campus houses 538 children in instructional building with rooftop playgrounds, unique 'green' planting and underground parking. The Center combines a challenging academic curriculum with a nurturing environment that harkens back to the founders' focus on the inner life of the child. Both the student body and faculty/staff are very diverse with 50% students of color. The Center offers an ample Financial Aid program with inclusion awards but also strives for socioeconomic diversity among its families. Generous donors and a mature advancement program keep tuition below the median of comparable schools in the Los Angeles area. The Center offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits to employees. A long-standing commitment to professional development allows all employees to further their professional and personal growth.