Middle School Mathematics Teacher & Advisor

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Saratoga, CA United States

JOB TITLE                    Middle School Mathematics Teacher & Advisor

START DATE                August 2023

REPORTS TO               Head of Middle School

ROLE                           Faculty

FLSA DESIGNATION    Exempt- Salaried

SCHEDULE                   10-month position, full-time

COMPENSATION        $75,000-$120,000 based upon various factors, including education, credentials, and experience.

The Position

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative mathematics teacher with an understanding of and passion for teaching middle school-age students. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced adults – faculty and parents alike – who are committed to the mission to develop “as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching five sections of Middle School mathematics courses as well as a daily Advisory class for 12-14 students.  The successful candidate must be able to transfer her/his enthusiasm for and deep understanding of mathematics to students using multiple modalities and authentic applications in order to make learning relevant and meaningful for students. Differentiation, such that students are appropriately challenged within their developmental level, and a meaningful approach to homework are expected instructional strategies. Experience with technology integration and implementation of innovative learning strategies is highly desired. S/he must also demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility.

About the School

Located in Saratoga, CA Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent school for Pre K (4 years old) through 8th grade students. Saint Andrew’s is a wholehearted community of learners with a wholehearted commitment to cultivating student happiness, academic achievement and character. The school’s complete, balanced and inspiring approach to education ensures that graduates are exceptionally good people who are exceptionally well-prepared to thrive in high school, college, and life. Founded by Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in September 1961, the school opened with single sections of Kindergarten and First Grade, then subsequent grades were added each year to Grade 8. Today, the school has 398 students from over 15 communities in the San Jose/South Bay and Peninsula Area.

Saint Andrew’s sits alongside Big Basin Road which leads in and out of Saratoga, CA. The view from the road belies the depth of the campus which stretches back many acres and well along the path of the Saratoga Creek.

School Mission – A wholehearted education in the ❤️ of Silicon Valley.

The mission of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is to offer an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. We aim to educate the whole student, developing as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By embracing diversity, we are a stronger community.

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is a community rooted in kindness. We believe that learning happens best when we bring our whole self to school. We support every person’s right to define, express, and live comfortably within their own evolving identity. We are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that recognizes the worth of each individual.

Our Episcopal faith is anchored in inclusivity and love as guided by the National Association of Episcopal Schools. One of its hallmarks is to celebrate the diversity of beliefs and perspectives around life’s questions, no matter one’s traditions. Human reason and critical thinking in the pursuit of knowledge are valued as a means to grow deeper in our spiritual journey. Episcopal schools cultivate a strong sense of ethics and develop agents of change through all aspects of the student experience.

Major Responsibilities    

1) Student Relationships

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where the student voice is celebrated.
  • Be attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
  • Lead an advisory group of approximately 12-14 students; provide instruction in health, wellness, character education, and social-emotional learning through coaching, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.), as needed.

2) Learning  

  • Facilitate age-appropriate exploratory, investigative, and challenging instruction.
  • Plan instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and a deep understanding of mathematics.
  • Create learning experiences by incorporating a range of instruction modalities.
  • Assess understanding using a variety of formative and summative assessments.
  • Utilize assessment feedback to adjust instruction and continuously improve student learning.
  • Use technology creatively and effectively in a one-to-one laptop environment.
  • Collaborate with Learning Support faculty to implement accommodations and meet the learning needs of diverse cognitive learners.
  • Actively pursue student-centered professional learning opportunities aligned with school goals and initiatives.

3) Community

  • Active collaboration with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and special projects.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding curriculum, student progress, and course placements.
  • Attend and collaborate in the organization for annual overnight educational trips.
  • Be a positive and contributing member of the school community.
  • Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Participate actively in department, grade-level team, division, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on the ordering of instructional materials, course placements, curriculum development, etc.

Preferred Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a closely-related field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • a teaching credential
  • experience with standards-based curriculum
  • classroom teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level
  • a passion for interacting with middle level students in and outside of the classroom
  • the desire for a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity
  • a sense of humor and a pitch-in, can-do, “yes…and” attitude
  • the ability to use technology to enhance the classroom experience
  • the desire to use a range of resources that represent diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints
  • satisfactorily completed a nationwide criminal background check

Interviews, including demonstration lessons, will take place until the position is filled.

Contact Information

To apply, please visit the following link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1515021/St-Andrews-School-Inc/Middle-School-Mathematics-Teacher-Advisor