Congressional School seeks a Math Specialist for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Math Specialist is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing both our students and faculty in Preschool - 8th Grade. The Math Specialist is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of advanced mathematics. In addition to the duties and responsibilities below, the Math Specialist will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
Responsibilities include developing, implementing, assessing, and supporting a dynamic mathematics program for primary, lower and middle school students. The Math Specialist will use a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics instruction and will work collaboratively with Faculty across the grade levels and Divisions of the school . Working directly with students, the Math Teacher will assess students’ mathematical skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback. Professional development is a hallmark of Congressional and it is expected that all Faculty and staff engage in regular professional development opportunities. this position should actively seek professional development for her/himself as well as for the Math Academic Team. The Math Specialist is a subject-specific expert and will be a resource for students and Faculty in the areas of math curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach Math to elementary, and middle school students as assigned
Collaborate with teachers to design and deliver innovative, challenging and age-appropriate math lessons to students. Share and model best practices in teaching math with mathematics teachers
Provide feedback 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
Actively seek opportunities for professional development
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 five years’ experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school
Familiarity with Singapore Math, preferably with experience teaching Singapore Math
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
Congressional School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the School’s policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of any legally protected category and to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Congressional School
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.