High School Math Teacher for Students with Learning Disabilities

Compass High School - San Mateo, CA - Full time


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Have you taught math in a traditional environment for a while? Are you looking for a place to break out of the mold and teach cross–curricular projects? Are you someone who loves integrating technology, making math realistic, and working with different types of students? Do you enjoy making multi-sensory and differentiated lessons for different learning styles? If yes is your answer to any of these questions, we want to talk with you.

Compass is a small private high school for students with learning differences. Founded four years ago, Compass is in a period of enrollment growth with a start-up vibe. Our mission is to provide a supportive, individualized program to help students develop their full academic potential. We are fully accredited, college-preparatory, and specialize in cutting-edge technology and experiential learning. In addition, we focus on learning strategies, social competence, and self-advocacy to give students the knowledge and self-confidence they need to succeed. When hiring, we look for highly skilled faculty and value educational innovation within a nurturing family environment. Are you our next team member?

As a math teacher in the Compass community, you will be on the ground floor testing and growing our new integrated math curriculum. This includes cross-curricular and real-life projects with innovative use of technology and multi-sensory instructional strategies. In addition you will have smaller classes (5 - 10 students per class), interactive whiteboards, and a small collaborative team where you directly influence our educational environment. This allows you to be creative as a teacher and still be supported for success.

At Compass an ideal teacher uses five things in their teaching:

Subject area content knowledge

Integrated technology

Explicit instruction

Multi-sensory access points for all types of learning styles

Differentiation for all levels of learning

When writing your cover letter, please explain your experience or philosophy on at least three of these areas.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of classroom experience
  • Content knowledge of traditional Algebra (1 & 2) and Geometry
  • Ability to collaborate and perform well in a team environment

Desired skills:

  • Single Subject math credential and/or Special Education credential – or progress towards one or both
  • Connecting math across the silos of Algebra and Geometry
  • Interest in teaching a more integrated math curriculum
  • Willing to enhance your current skills in both instructional strategies and technology
  • Planning for block classes (100 minutes)
  • Using and integrating an interactive whiteboard
  • Using technology to enhance lesson plans
  • Experiential learning – outdoors, active groups, hands on field trips
  • Providing challenging curriculum for higher functioning students
  • Integrating reading strategies into math such as explicit instruction for math vocabulary
  • Organizing content and lessons for students who struggle with executive functioning (note taking, remembering sequential steps, etc.)
  • Project based learning and problem based learning
  • Working knowledge of Google and MacOS environments (Drive, Docs, Gmail, MacBook Airs, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of an LMS and online gradebook

Essential responsibilities:

This position is part time or full time. You will teach 4 or 5 sections of math, be expected to fulfill your grading duties, and attend required collaborations such as professional development, parent conferences, etc.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@compasshigh.org. If you have any videos of your teaching, please include links in your communication. Please write “Math Teacher” in the subject of your email. For more information, visit www.compasshigh.org

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Experience Level

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Compass High School

Compass High School is a special education high school in the Bay Area that provides a multifaceted program for students with learning differences. Our supportive, individualized approach not only includes a college preparatory program, but also offers students and their families integrated services and support. We help students develop their full academic potential, critical learning strategies, social competence and self-advocacy so Compass High School graduates will have the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.

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