Mackintosh Academy - Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in K through 8th, is seeking a LS Math Specialist (50%) for the 2023-2024 school year. Mackintosh Academy presents an exceptional opportunity to work with bright, dedicated, and creative students and colleagues in a highly innovative and naturally beautiful setting. We seek a candidate who values the balance of intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in working with children at this level.
The Lower School Math Specialist will support students by:
Coaching teachers so that they can best differentiate instruction for their students
Providing instruction and/or intervention for groups of students
Providing extension resources for teachers to help with students who need appropriate challenges
Creating and implementing school wide opportunities to celebrate, explore, and connect math to the larger world
Directly working with or supporting families in finding outside support for highly gifted mathematical learners (2-3+ years above grade level)
Working to create a culture of joy and excitement for mathematical play and learning
The Lower School Math Specialist will support families by:
Working with families to find additional resources such as activities, tutors, camps, and programs to support both academic needs as well as opportunities to continue growing mathematical passions
Providing parent education regarding mathematical development, family math opportunities, and hosting a family math night
The Lower School Math Specialist will support teachers and the school by:
Providing coaching opportunities that model and support best practices in mathematics instruction
Collaborating with teachers to share and develop problem solving resources, mathematical projects, and U of I or specials area connections to math
Serving as part of a math advisory group to assist the Lower School Director in evaluating math curricula with an eye toward student progress and K-8 alignment
Working with teachers, math leads, and Division Heads to refine grade level scope and sequences, assessment procedures, and supplemental materials
Collaborating with teachers to create intervention or extension opportunities for students
Maintaining solid, frequent and effective communication with parents, colleagues, and administration. Participate as possible in staff meetings, retreats, and on various committees. Supports the overall mission of the school.
Credentials and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters degree, experience as a lead teacher and math interventionist, and knowledge of gifted students highly preferred.
Applicants must be self-starters, able to work both collaboratively and independently, with a strong attention to detail and a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Salary range: $27,000-$34,000 dependent on experience.
Please send/email cover letter, resumé, statement of educational philosophy, and supporting materials to:
Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial and marital status, age, socioeconomic status, or disability. Mackintosh Academy - Boulder is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion among our employees, school community, and beyond.