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Math Teacher


Position Type Teacher
Start 08/16/2021
School Name Lake Washington Girls Middle School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 04/07/2021

Math Teacher

100% FTE Fall 2020 – Eligible for Full Benefits

Position Title: Math Teacher

Classification: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Faculty

Reports To: Head of School

Work Hours: School Year (August 16, 2021 through June 17, 2022), Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm

Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS), located in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill, is in search of an individual to join our Math/STEAM Faculty. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.

THE POSITION

The Math teacher reports to the Head of School and works closely with students and families, as well as other faculty and staff. The Math teacher will be responsible for teaching 16 periods of Mathematics (and/or a mix of Mathematics, STEAM, and/or elective classes) per week, in addition to one study hall and managing one Respect and Responsibility Advisory group for the academic year.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:

  • Employ developmentally appropriate teaching methods, materials, and workload expectations for students in grades 6-8
  • Have a broad and deep content knowledge that is curated and made accessible to students
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging content in their field
  • Enhance curriculum and student engagement with relevant lessons, guided practice and age-appropriate technologies
  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
  • Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach Mathematics to students in grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Support students in the development of effective mathematical habits, content knowledge and skills
  • Share perspectives and expertise in the community roles for the continuing betterment of the school as an institution
  • Adapt instructional methods and differentiate for neurodiverse students in collaboration with learning support colleagues
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives (to include multiple cultural perspectives of content) in daily interactions and within the curriculum
  • Develop a culturally responsive, student-centered classroom community that fosters engagement, inquiry, risk-taking and confidence
  • Create and sustain effective family partnerships so that all families are seen and heard; for example: communicate with families regarding expectations, student progress (challenges and successes) and classroom news
  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
  • Serve as an advisor to a group of students
  • Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
  • Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees
  • Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to establish and maintain social-emotional learning and wellness for all students
  • Collaborate with other members of the Mathematics/STEAM faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
  • Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress
  • Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs, Google Classroom and Learning platform, and Student SIS, Alama)

Experience and Professional Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the content area required; Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Knowledge and application of current instructional practices, strategies, and technology as well as differentiated instruction and effective student management practices

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, reflection on teaching practice, and professional development
  • Possess an educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the School
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the positive intellectual, moral, personal, and physical growth of young people
  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, and parents
  • Convey strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills
  • Demonstrate strong writing, speaking, and organizational skills
  • Exhibit proficiency in Google Suite Products (Gmail, Docs, Sites, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and other educational technology applications
  • Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines

Work Environment

  • Work areas are inside a climate-controlled, open space environment with moderate background noise.
  • Position may involve occasional extended work hours.

Materials and Equipment Used

  • Computer
  • Email
  • Copier and Scanner
  • Telephone
  • General office supplies
  • School databases
  • Voicemail
  • Audio-video equipment

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting/Mobility: Approximately 50% of time is spent working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 50%) is spent moving around work areas.
  • Communication: Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and the school community in writing and in person. Must be able to remain calm and pleasant when interacting with others in stressful and/or deadline situations. Must be willing and able to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals and objectives.
  • Vision: Ability to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials, memos and other appropriate paperwork.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Ability to transport up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to stoop/kneel.
  • Reaching/Handling: Ability to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies. Ability to reach and handle items from high and low places on occasion.

Compensation/Benefits

Competitive rate DOE

Full time 1.0 FT

Application Process

Please review the detailed job responsibilities and requirements and email your resume and letter of interest to hire@lwgms.org. No phone calls, please.

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