Math Teacher Opening at Latitude 37.8 High (an XQ Super School)

Latitude 37.8 High School - Oakland, California - Full time

Latitude High School is seeking skilled, ambitious, and reflective math teachers who want to be part of building an extraordinary math program alongside innovative colleagues. We are seeking folks who find joy and meaning in engaging students with mathematics in novel ways. We are reflective practitioners who are relentlessly curious about designing powerful learning environments for our students. We are deeply inspired by the work of Jo Boaler and Elizabeth Cohen, and by the possibilities inherent within complex instruction to create a truly equitable environment in the secondary math classroom. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Builds strong, supportive relationships with students and creates a purposeful, dynamic learning environment
  • Works well on a team in close collaboration with others
  • Is reflective and thoughtful about their practice, seeks feedback, and is excited to grow as a teacher and educational leader

How we are different as a math team:

  • We are seasoned math teachers with deep experience in teaching in Oakland. You will grow significantly/rapidly as a math teacher at Latitude.
  • Our math teachers have been instructional coaches and have a track record of developing teacher talent. (Our math lead was on the original coaching team that Elena Aguilar describes in her book, The Art of Coaching Teams.)
  • We build meaningful relationships with our students such that they feel safe to explore mathematics in new ways.
  • Our classrooms are lively and nimble. We work to build powerful classroom culture where all kids internalize that everyone can excel in mathematics at the highest levels.
  • We challenge our assumptions. Our commitment is to student understanding, and this drives all curricular and instructional choices. If something is not working, we reflect and adjust.
  • We have a partnership with Stanford's Center for Assessment and Learning. Our math team receives weekly coaching and mentoring from experts in the field.

Questions we are asking:

  • How can we support kids in understanding mathematics as an interconnected language—not as a series of unrelated algorithms—and applying their learning flexibly in unique situations?
  • What are the enabling conditions that lead to ownership of student mathematical thinking and demonstration of mathematical learning?
  • What does it mean to create a truly equitable math learning environment driven by student interactions?

See our amazing students and staff in action at: https://www.instagram.com/latitude378/

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to jobs@latitudehigh.org

Latitude High School is an XQ Super School in Oakland, California, that thinks creatively about using the Bay Area as our extended classroom. Our students engage in hands-on and minds-on projects that connect them with local issues and changemakers, while expanding their skill sets as designers, communicators, and creative problem solvers. Our current team is composed of experienced educators from High Tech High in San Diego--a leader in High Quality Project-Based Learning--as well as amazing educators with deep roots in Oakland. Our team laughs together, celebrates together, and collaborates deeply to build a school that nurtures the students and adults in our community.

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Latitude 37.8 High School

Latitude High School is an XQ Super School in Oakland, California, that thinks creatively about using the Bay Area as our extended classroom. 

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