Princeton Day School | Princeton, NJ

Posted Date 6/05/2019
Expiration Date7/05/2019

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced middle school Math teacher beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The mission of the PDS Mathematics Department is to “develop a mindset of mathematical thinking that is essential to understanding the world around us”. With that mind, PDS welcomes candidates who are equally passionate about their subject and students and are committed to middle-school aged learners and the craft of teaching. Strong candidates will work well in a collaborative environment and utilize technology to enhance student learning. PDS is particularly interested in teachers who integrate diversity and service learning in the classroom and expose students to the application of mathematics to their local and global worlds.

All faculty contribute to the community life of PDS as advisors and have various duties, including leading an extra-curricular activity. For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Demonstrate mathematical knowledge and understanding across grade levels and content strands
  • Implement culturally relevant pedagogy and foster a learning environment that supports student’s social and emotional needs and their development as independent math learners
  • Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning styles
  • Independently and actively prepare curriculum that balances content mastery, conceptual understanding, and the development of mathematical literacy
  • Develop creative formative and summative assessments and experiences to evaluate student learning
  • Employ innovative student-centered teaching practices rooted in brain-based research
  • Create and scaffold rigorous, higher-level thinking tasks that emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving
  • Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process
  • Exhibit a passion to teach and learn from young people and colleagues


Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach Middle School math classes to students with a range of academic aptitudes
  • Serve as an advisor to 7 - 9 students in the Middle School
  • Co-supervise a homeroom of 16 - 18 students
  • Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
  • Assess students’ academic and social development
  • Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families
  • Collaborative work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven success teaching Middle School students
  • Affinity for working with Middle School students
  • Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction
  • A strong commitment to professional growth
  • Personal characteristics suitable for motivating, inspiring and nurturing young people: enthusiasm, adaptability, patience, creativity, and a boundless sense of humor


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in mathematics or related field
  • Capacity to teach computer science and/or engineering
  • Integrative STEM/STEAM experience
  • Advising and/or mentoring experience
  • Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum
  • Experience teaching in independent schools

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