Menlo School is seeking a 7th grade middle-school Mathematics full-time teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. A strong candidate would feel comfortable organizing instruction to help students develop a strong number sense, further students’ proportional reasoning skills, and help students develop flexible understandings of operations on rational numbers. We are particularly looking for a candidate who is deeply invested in helping middle schoolers see mathematics as a subject full of meaning and interconnected ideas, rather than as a class in which they memorize rules and practice routines. We seek an educator who hopes to help students develop strong mathematical intuitions and excellent habits of mind for studying mathematics. In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
actively encourage multiple methodologies for tackling and solving problems, and discuss the benefits of certain strategies over others as a vehicle for becoming a more savvy mathematical thinker.
promote thoughtful mathematical discourse in the classroom,
are willing to allow student interests, questions, and misconceptions to affect daily curricular decisions,
differentiate instruction for a range of student abilities,
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, electives and faculty committees,
are willing to collaborate on projects and skills with other grade-level teachers,
are willing to help cultivate and hone an aligned 6-8 Mathematics curriculum with the department,
share our commitment to cultivating an ever more heterogeneous and inclusive community.
Ideal candidates are dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, and who are dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships that are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best. A degree in Mathematics and 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience are highly preferred.