Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type: Full Time
Salary: $36,000 - $80,000
4 Year Degree
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Ready to reimagine rigor? Ready to teach math in a way that helps students make deep conceptual connections, along with developing solid skills, and that is engaging for you and students? Are you passionate about innovative mathematics teaching and believe in students’ capacity as thoughtful learners and developing leaders? Are the words“student-centered” and “inquiry-driven” core to your philosophy as an educator? In the Bosque School Math Department, we are committed to an approach that goes beyond a passive model of learning and merely imparting math facts. We strive to teach students how to learn math and how to love math. This role is a 80% FTE position with the possibility to be 100% FTE depending on the successful candidates’ experience and background.
Collaborating as a dynamic team dedicated to creativity and risk-taking in our teaching, we engage students in true problem-solving, not simply the application of rote skills to difficult problems, where technology becomes a tool for discovery and extension, not just a calculation device. We recognize that when students tackle rich math tasks, ask insightful questions, take risks, practice core skills, and learn from mistakes, they build mathematical capacity, resilience, understanding, and mastery. Moreover, we believe that teaching students how to learn and how to work in a collaborative environment gives them the tools to succeed in tomorrow’s world. As a Middle School Math Teacher who combines mathematical aptitude with mathematically-specific pedagogical knowledge, you will be integral to helping us further refine and implement an outstanding, rigorous, and holistic Challenging Education curriculum while bringing wisdom, energy, insight, and warmth to the position and department.
- Teach four to five sections of Middle School Math involving some combination of two to three different courses ranging from 6th grade math up through 8th grade algebra 1, with the possibility for changes year to year based on school needs
- Provide students with thoughtful and timely formative and summative feedback in line with the school, divisional, and departmental assessment expectations. Prepare and enter grades, comments, and grade reports in accordance with school and divisional policies
- In and outside of the classroom, model a commitment and growth mindset towards manifesting Bosque’s mission, core values, and Equity, Culture and Community Best Practices for All Employees Equity, Community and Culture Principles and Best Practices for All Employees.
- Demonstrate a commitment to working with culturally diverse students, families, and colleagues and contributing to building and maintaining an inclusive community
- Actively support and stay current on the needs of and changes to formal Bosque School student learning and medical/mental health plans. Work in collaboration with the Student Support Team, which could include the Learning Specialist, Nurse, Counselors, Deans, and Division Heads to integrate student accommodations into the classroom
- Provide extra help for students, such as being available during office hours/homework cafe/non-teaching periods to meet with students
- Keep parents informed in a timely manner if a student is below academic or behavioral expectations following divisional expectations (following ‘official notes’ expectations, etc)
- Participate in parent/guardian conferences and parent/guardian programs at school
- Adhere to internal and external school communication guidelines
- Attend staffulty, department, and grade-level meetings, arriving on time and participating professionally throughout the meeting
- Collaboratively work with colleagues and administrators in support of the manifestation of our mission and values. When disagreements arise, lean into our “cultivating community” behaviors of coming together in moments of crisis and confusion, assuming positive intent, and seeking clarification
- Work closely with the Math department and grade-level teams
- Demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation for middle school aged students
- Engage in the planning and execution of interdisciplinary project work
- Participate fully in the Bosque community supporting students, colleagues, families, and school culture and community
- Engage enthusiastically in our robust annual professional development program
- Demonstrate a growth mindset and being open to constructive feedback
- Create a safe, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
- Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Middle School Division Head, such as serving as a faculty advisor to middle school students and supporting service learning initiatives
WHO WE ARE
Bosque School, founded in 1994, is a non-profit, co-educational independent school serving approximately 420 students in grades 6-12, located in sunny, culturally dynamic, and affordable Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our mission is to create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world. We manifest our mission through our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place, alongside our Equity, Community, and Culture Principles & Best Practices . Our dynamic, immersive, interdisciplinary learning environment challenges each student to think critically, creatively approach problems, and to collaborate effectively with cultural humility. Bosque School has been voted the best private school in Albuquerque for the past three years by the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Click here to experience a virtual tour of Bosque School and learn more at www.bosqueschool.org For out of state candidates: you can access information about relocating to Albuquerque here.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must send a letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be considered. The position will remain open until filled and will begin August 2023.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students and are eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Three years of teaching experience at the middle school level preferred
- An understanding of standards based assessment and a background in supporting a wide range of learners, including advanced math students
- Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. Bosque School is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time
- Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
- Practice impeccable professionalism at all times
- Background and education in mathematics or related field
- Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
- Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
- Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
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About Bosque School
Bosque School, founded in 1994, is a non-profit, co-educational independent school serving approximately 440 students in grades 6-12, located in sunny, culturally dynamic, and affordable Albuquerque, New Mexico. We create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world. We manifest our mission through our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place. Our dynamic, immersive, interdisciplinary learning environment challenges each student to think critically, creatively approach problems, and to collaborate effectively with cultural competence. Bosque School has been voted the best private school in Albuquerque for the past two years by the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. To experience a virtual tour of Bosque School, access information about relocating to Albuquerque and more visit www.bosqueschool.org