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Upper School Math Teacher

School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher


Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.


Mount Vernon School seeks an innovative and collaborative Upper School Mathematics teacher for the 2020-21 school year. Versatility, collaboration, and openness to innovative instructional practices are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic teams/clubs is preferred.

Faculty at Mount Vernon are inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative. They model lifelong learning for their colleagues and students. They involve themselves in areas of the School beyond their classroom walls. The teacher is responsible for fulfilling all of his/her responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School.


This individual will:

-Report directly to the Head of Upper School and work closely with the USHead of Learning and Innovation and the Dean of Student Life and Operations
-Be a curious and collaborative educator, dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
-Provide meaningful instruction in a Upper School Mathematics course using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
-Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and project-based learning experiences
-Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the learning and social-emotional needs of students
-Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (Collaborator, Communicator, Creative Thinker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, and Solution Seeker).
-Embody and advance the mission, vision, and norms of the School

General Teaching Responsibilities:

-Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific and interdisciplinary connections) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
-Design and execution of well-planned lessons with appropriate connections within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
-Timely maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student's performance and progress
-Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
-Effective, proactive, and timely verbal and written communication with students and parents pertaining to a child's progress and needs as well as general information
-Maintenance of an organized, inviting, and student-centered learning environment
-Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school-wide goals
-Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
-Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
-Participation on Research, Design, and Iteration teams and faculty meetings working toward school-wide goals
-Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool) and others as assigned

Current Pedagogical Influences include:

-Project-Based Learning
-Understanding by Design
-Stanford University Design Thinking
-Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero and Visible Thinking Routines
-Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
-Neuroscience and human development

-Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education, Mathematics or related field
-Teaching Certificate
-Classroom experience and proficiency with technological tools and platform

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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