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Middle School Math Teacher

Middle School Math Teacher
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The school 

Founded in San Francisco in 2010, Alta Vista School implements an inquiry-based STEAM program serving approximately 300 students across two campuses. 

Alta Vista School encourages students to go beyond a strong academic foundation to pursue their passions with the help of our community. Faculty, administrators, and families believe experiences and hands-on activities are the best practice for meaningful learning. AVS educators benefit from small class sizes and are intentional in their instruction. Teachers serve as guides for students as they explore, observe, predict, measure, and analyze for themselves in an inquiry-based journey of discovery and knowledge-making. Likewise, AVS teachers are serious about play. We love learning alongside our students, believing that children learn better in joyous, authentic settings. Most important to the AVS approach is a foundation rooted in the scientific method and a belief that science and technology, guided by the arts, can be leveraged to benefit all. At AVS, students learn to embrace technology and to apply principles of design-thinking as powerful tools for innovation. Technology is thoughtfully integrated into each classroom.

For more information about Alta Vista School, please visit our website: www.altavistaschool.org.

The role

Alta Vista Middle School is seeking a dynamic Math educator to teach middle school level mathematics. The team is looking for an experienced, energetic, learner-centric teacher, with a passion for developing an inquiry-based, thematic curriculum that integrates social and emotional learning (SEL) and technology throughout the classroom experience. The teacher will effectively and collaboratively develop a differentiated, innovative learning experience that makes thinking visual and fosters creative problem-solving. Educators with experience working with middle school students, interest in curriculum development, and an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.

Traits and Requirements

  • Develop high-quality, innovative curriculum aligned with the mission of Alta Vista School.
  • Design and maintain vibrant classroom environments.
  • Work cooperatively and collegially with the school’s administration, the faculty and staff, and the parents to create and maintain an exemplary school environment.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all school activities, faculty meetings, and conferences, including those with parents, during and after school hours as may be necessary.
  • Take full advantage of all opportunities to grow as a teacher.
  • Cultivate collaboration, transparency, inclusion, curiosity, fun, innovation, and excellence in a dynamic learning community.
  • Possess a passion for math and have the ability to spark student motivation and love of learning. In-depth knowledge of math curricula and best teaching practices.
  • Ability to conduct dynamic and flexible instruction to address a variety of learning needs and interests.
  • Willingness to examine one's own teaching with a critical eye in order to continuously improve one’s practice.
  • Evaluate student progress regularly using assessment tools.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, Masters preferred
  • Experience teaching at the middle school level

Salary

  • $72,000 - $100,000, based on experience

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, detailing your educational philosophy and why you believe you would be a good fit at Alta Vista, to mshiring.committee@altavistaschool.org.

We are committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all families, students, and faculty. Our school does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.