Mathematics Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking a responsible, experienced, advanced degree-holding person with a willingness & ability to:

  • See the big picture, keeping the end goals in mind as individual learning plans are developed.

  • Instruct students in Geometry, Algebra, and possibly Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry, etc.

  • familiarize yourself with the Montessori method of teaching (https://www.greatworkinc.org/adolescent-math-institute-1)

  • When useful, to use manipulatives to help build understanding before moving to the abstract

  • Look at the needs of the individual students, helping each to learn in the way that best suits him or her.

  • If necessary, learn new things along with and/or in order to instruct the students

  • Think creatively in classroom management, planning, and problem solving

  • Deviate from the conventional educational model and take up our policy of no homework, exams, or grades 

  • Practice positive discipline and TBRI (methods in which we will give instruction) rather than rigid authoritarianism

  • Consider the safety of the children and the school a priority

  • leading the students by example in adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church as set forth by the magisterium, so that the students may grow closer to Christ, deeper in their Catholic faith, and stronger in virtue

  • Embrace our no technology policy without deviation - students are not allowed any phones, tablets, or computers at school and encouraged to not have them or watch television/play video games at home. Teachers may not allow students to use their phones, tablets or computers in class. Teachers may show occasional short videos helpful for instruction or play classical or folk music when it is not a distraction. This includes when traveling to and from field trips in vehicles during school hours.

  • Dress modestly and in a way that conveys respect for the job, the students, and the school

  • enforce school policy gently but firmly

  • Complete the appropriate background check

  • Remain in/Relocate to Irving, Texas or within a reasonable driving distance

  • Come to Irving, Texas during the interview process to teach a sample class and meet with the Head Mistress and hiring committee

  • Meet with parents once a semester to give them an update on how their student is doing, or more frequently if there are issues that need to be dealt with (Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in the Fall on the Friday before Thanksgiving, and in the Spring on the Friday before Spring Break); written progress reports will be given at these times, as well as at the end of the year.

  • guide the students in creating their individual work plans for the week/month

 

Preferred:

  • A practical knowledge of calculus, engineering, design

  • AMI or AMS Training in Montessori ages 12-15 years

  • An educational background that includes Montessori school, Gregory the Great Academy, Wyoming Catholic College, and/or the University of Dallas

  • Experience working with 12 to 15 year olds

  • an advanced degree in mathematics

  • experience teaching mathematics to middle school and above

  • A serious consideration of the 3 year cycle and an effort to complete a cycle before leaving St. Anthonys

 

Time Frame:

Employment begins on: 16 August 2020, with our kick-off St. Anthonys community gathering, at which teachers will give a presentation and introduction

 

School begins on 8 September 2020 and runs until 28 May 2021, with breaks during the year for Thanksgiving (1 week) , Christmas (2 1/2 - 3 weeks), Spring (1 week) and Easter (2 weeks), as well as major bank holidays and high holy days.

 

The hours for this position would most likely be Mondays - Thursdays from 9 am to 10 am.

 

Employment for the 2020-21 school year terminates on 15 June 2021, by which date the teacher will have submitted written evaluations of each of the students’ abilities and performance.

A renewal of contract for the following year may be offered in the spring of 2021.

 

Remuneration:

based on experience & background

to be discussed in interview

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St. Anthonys Academy is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code - EIN: 84-3631387

St. Anthonys Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its hiring practices, programs or activities.