Congressional School seeks a 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher through January of 2024. The Math Teacher is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing middle school students in mathematics. The Math Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of middle school children and possesses a firm understanding of advanced mathematics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Math Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and assessing a dynamic mathematics program for Preschool 8th Grade students and using a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics. The Math Teacher will collaborate with faculty across the divisions of the School and provide feedback on best practices of reaching all learners. Working directly with students, the Math Teacher will assess students' mathematical skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback. The Math Teacher instructs, supervises, and inspires students in a supportive and positive climate that develops the skills and talents of each student.
The position begins on Monday, October 30, 2023 and concludes on Friday, January 26, 2024. The hired Math Teacher will "shadow" and collaborate with the current Math Teacher for 2-3 weeks and then will assume full responsibilities through January 2024.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach math to middle school 7th and 8th grade students; the courses include: 7th grade Pre-Algebra Honors; 7th grade Algebra 1 Honors; 8th grade Algebra 1; 8th grade Geometry Honors
Collaborate with teachers to design and deliver innovative, challenging and age-appropriate math lessons to students.
Share and model best practices in teaching math
Provide information to parents about student performance
Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students.
Attend school events as needed and/or required
Actively support the School's vision, mission and core values
Bachelor's degree in mathematics; preferably a Master's degree in mathematics, education, or related field
Minimum of three years of experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial, and collaborative environment.
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 400 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Teachers at Congressional School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Congressional community who embrace the vision, mission, philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and are eager to help the school’s students strive for and be their best. Congressional is a community where learning, growing, curiosity, engagement, hard work, and play are all valued and nurtured.