Upper School Mathematics Teacher          

Regular, benefited position, begins school year 2019-2020

Job Summary:

Castilleja School seeks an Upper School Mathematics teacher who is an excellent classroom teacher and committed to maintaining a learning environment where girls thrive and succeed.  Our school offers an enriching, comprehensive and rigorous Math curriculum to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century. All math courses emphasize the understanding of core mathematical ideas as well as the development of key analytical skills in a supportive environment that encourages student inquiry, engagement, problem solving, and wonder.  This rich experience encourages students to appreciate both the power and beauty of mathematical ideas.

The Department works to keep Castilleja at the forefront of girls’ education with innovative, relevant, and challenging learning experiences. This is an exciting teaching opportunity for a visionary teacher who is passionate about educating girls to succeed in STEM fields and elsewhere. Successful candidates will bring excellent credentials, demonstrated teaching experience and a deep appreciation for innovative methodology and collaborative teaching and learning.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, constructs, and communicates lessons clearly, having a syllabus and purposeful plan for each course that is revised over time as the course and program develop
  • Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
    • Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and age of students
    • Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments
    • Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
    • Continues professional development in both subject matter and methods of teaching
  • Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied tools appropriate to the objectives of the course for assessing student progress and evaluating student achievement
  • Collaborates with department colleagues, grade level colleagues, and department head to deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards
  • Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning and holds students accountable for their actions and learning
  • Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these clearly and regularly
  • Understands and is compassionate to adolescent realities
  • Treats students equitably, is interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs
  • Actively engages in the life of the school as a student advisor and club mentor
  • Responds to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively

Key Qualifications:

  • Previous experience teaching math, with experience with teens and all-girls environments preferred
  • B.S. in mathematics or related field, Masters preferred
  • A wide range of teaching experience in Upper School Math is required (Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or beyond)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and continuous growth in both Math content and pedagogy
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional teaching, lifelong learning, and facilitating the success of all students

If interested, please provide completed application, resume, and cover letter to hr@castilleja.org. Indicate US Math in the subject field. Compensation is commensurate with experience. No recruiters please.