||Lower Division Math Specialist
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
The Math Specialist is a member of the school’s Lower Division and reports to the Lower Division Head. In support of the school’s mission and curricular goals, this full time, 10-month position is responsible for providing mathematics support to students in the Lower Division. In addition, the position requires expertise in early childhood mathematics curriculum, as well as experience working directly with four- to ten-year-old children.
The ideal candidate will possess creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, a passion for math teaching and learning, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others. At the Park School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
- Provide small group math support for students in the LD grades Pre K-4
- Collaborate with PreK – Grade 4 teachers to plan and integrate math lessons into the classroom teaching
- Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing
- Attend parent-teacher conferences for both individual students and any conferences deemed appropriate in grade-level classrooms
- Manage and administer assessment procedures, training, and data collection in collaboration with the Math Specialist team and Lower Division Head
- Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and school-wide literacy goals
- Partner with the Director of Academic Support to differentiate math instruction for students in the Lower Division
- Meet Park School Employee Essential Expectations
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required in Elementary Education or Math
- Minimum of five years experience teaching and/or tutoring math to Lower School students with learning challenges.
- Depth of understanding in math development, research-based practices, and current trends in elementary math education, with a focus on student development in Grades Pre-K – 4
- Understanding of Investigations curriculum and familiarity with other math curricula at the K-4 level
- Demonstrated understanding of specific learning challenges that can impact student learning of math, knowledge of how to address these challenges in order to support achievement, and ability to communicate these challenges and strategies to teachers and parents
- Demonstrated repertoire of strategies, methods, and materials for teaching math to students at the K-4 level who need supplemental and/or alternative approaches to be successful
- Experience using a variety of assessment data to inform instruction
- Training in structured multisensory instructional methods
- Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and students to support learning
- Experience providing both “pull out” and “push in” support
- Current knowledge of technological supports for math learning
- Demonstrated commitment to providing support to students and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds
- Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development and innovative practices that support student growth
- Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
- Please visit Park’s career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership and/or teaching philosophy statement, and the names of three to five references including two present or past supervisors. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
- The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
- Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.