Math Specialist

Episcopal Day School - San Mateo, California - Full time

The Mathematics Specialist leads efforts to assess and enhance all aspects of the school’s mathematics program to ensure effective math instruction and a high-quality math experience for all students. The Specialist exhibits personal interest in and enthusiasm for the teaching of mathematics and has the capacity to ignite and sustain teachers’ interest in developing a joy for mathematics learning in their students.

The Mathematics Specialist remains attuned to current research related to elementary and middle school math instruction. Specifically, the Mathematics Specialist is alert to advances in understanding the intersection between children’s developmental capacities and math teaching strategies. The Mathematics Specialist actively investigates and considers new ideas to improve mathematics teaching and learning in an equitable classroom environment.

This position supports all math teachers by “pushing into” the classroom to advance the faculty’s capacity to differentiate instruction strategies.

The Math Specialist is responsible for training all new faculty who have responsibility for math instruction.

This position is a full-time, 10-month position with the additional expectation that the Math Specialist will provide two weeks of summer professional development for Episcopal Day’s faculty and teachers from other schools as well.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a sustained focus on the school-wide math curriculum to ensure that the program is meeting expected outcomes in the development of students’ math skills and the coverage of mathematical content at each grade level
  • Guide and direct the classroom teachers in the implementation of the PK-8th grade math curriculum
  • Support Lower School lead teachers and Middle School math teachers by providing instructional support to advance differentiated instruction
  • Provide on-going professional development for all math teachers in the school including designing and implementing a two-week summer math workshop for Episcopal Day faculty and/or PK-8th grade math instructors from other independent and public schools.
  • Facilitate the assessment students’ progress and provide analysis of data to guide instruction and ensure that each child is progressing in their math skills
  • Regularly meet with Lower School grade-level teaching teams and Middle School math teachers to review students’ progress in mathematics
  • Research and introduce teachers to technological resources to improve mathematics teaching and learning
  • Stay attuned to best practices in elementary and middle school math instruction by networking with math leaders in other PK-8th grade schools
  • Lead the annual work to document the school-wide math curriculum to ensure that changes are codified and that new hires are able to efficiently embrace and enact the portion of the math program they are responsible for
  • Design and implement after-school math enrichment programs including programs that will provide Episcpal Day students with opportunities to compete in area math competitions like Math Counts or Math Olympiad
  • In consultation with the Lower School and Middle School Division Directors, design and implement opportunities for parent education related to Episcopal Day math program
  • Perform additional responsibilities or duties requested by the academic administration that supports the strategic goals and mission of Episcopal Day

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Experience in teaching math to both elementary and middle school-aged children

Preferred:

  • Masters degree
  • Experience with assessing PK-8th grade math curricula
  • Experience with teaching a diverse student body
  • Leadership experience in professional development, mentoring, and coaching colleagues
  • Experience in developing and leading after school math enrichment programs
  • Experience with technology related to math instruction

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Patience
  • Proven ability to collaborate
  • Strong organizational skills

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

Episcopal Day School

Episcopal Day School's mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, more courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
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