Lower School Math Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA

Job Summary: Supports the fundamental educational mission of the school by teaching Math in a variety of settings to students in Grades Pre-K through Five.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties to be assigned): 

    • Plans, organizes, and implements math lessons that support students in one-on-one settings as well as in small groups, collaborating closely with Lower School classroom teachers 
    • Provides math enrichment to Lower School students in a variety of settings, allowing students that need additional challenge an opportunity to engage with math concepts in a sophisticated way
    • Provides one-on-one remediation to Lower School students identified as needing additional support in math 
    • Upon the request of a lead teacher or administrator, observes students in their math class, reads anecdotal records and/or testing results, and discusses findings to best support individual student needs 
    • Performs a mathematics evaluation of a diagnostic and prescriptive nature upon request of a lead teacher or administrator and provides a post-assessment report to parents, Head of Lower School, and lead teacher
    • Plans lessons for students, tailoring instruction to meet individual student needs and keeping in line with the grade-level scope and sequence
    • Supports Lower School teachers with relevant resources and materials to supplement or enhance the Math in Focus curriculum in the classroom; supports teachers to maintain continuity of curriculum throughout the Lower School
    • Participates in parent meetings when appropriate 
    • Develops positive relationships with children and their parents
  • Writes narrative reports on students receiving regular one-on-one tutorial sessions and conducts formal parent-teacher conferences two times per year 
  • Maintains verbal and written communication with parents using a variety of modes including technology
  • Participates in pertinent department, division, and all-employee meetings
  • Plans for professional development, keeping abreast of current research and practices in math, child development, and equity, justice, and diversity issues

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability to perform these essential duties.  This list is intended to be illustrative but not exhaustive.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job, unless those accommodations would impose undue hardship on the school. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university
  • 3 or more years as a Lower School teacher 
  • Experience with a balanced mathematics program, preferably the Math in Focus program 
  • Ability to teach mathematics across all Lower School grade levels 
  • Deep and broad understanding of mathematical content 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, school employees, and the general public
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image at all times
  • Proficient writer

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Exhibits strong organizational skills, demonstrates innovative thinking and takes initiative
  • Has knowledge of the current curricular and instructional practice
  • Has knowledge of and ability to use technology in support of teaching

 

Shore Country Day School

Beverly, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender