This is full time position for a Mathematics Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Mission of Julia Morgan School for Girls is to prepare our students to be the confident, capable, creative, and compassionate women of tomorrow.
Julia Morgan School for Girls is committed to a challenging and inspiring academic program that encourages each girl to recognize and meet her potential through individualized attention, cooperative learning, and the guidance of expert teachers.
We are dedicated to the intellectual, creative, social, and emotional growth of girls during their critical middle school years. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and positive role models not fully afforded girls in coeducational institutions.
Julia Morgan School faculty have developed a detailed curriculum and subject areas are taught using a project based, interdisciplinary approach, designed when possible to integrate disciplines that have traditionally been separated. The relational model is core to what we do at Julia Morgan School and therefore cooperative learning, creative expression, and valuing each girl is emphasized. In academic classes, girls are engaged in explorations of culture, as well as environmental, economic, and ethical issues.
JMSG believes girls should graduate with a deep sense of social responsibility. The JMSG program nurtures each girl’s compassion and sense of social justice in every area of school life. Weekly advising check-ins and activities, cross-graded groupings called Families, all-school assemblies, along with SEL classes, develop girls’ personal and social awareness, teaching them to empathize, to give support within a community, and to tackle the complex moral issues that arise during adolescence.
Central to the JMSG Mission is the commitment by every member of the Julia Morgan School for Girls community, including students, parents, guardians, faculty, and staff, to do her/his part in creating a positive, respectful, and supportive community.
Title: Mathematics Teacher
Date Modified: March 2017
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Supervisor: Head of School
- To inspire and support students to become the confident, capable, creative and compassionate women of tomorrow
- To inspire students to see the scholar within each of them
- Demonstrating to students high levels of enthusiasm and excitement for teaching/learning of Math
- Working collaboratively with members of the grade level team to monitor the academic and the social/emotional well being of the students
- Working collaboratively with members of the grade level team to integrate math across disciplines
- Serving as a grade-level advisor
- Fulfilling Teacher/Staff responsibilities as defined in the JMSG Employee Handbook and Employment Agreement
- Performing additional duties as needed
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in mathematics
- Demonstrated expertise in mathematics
- Successful experience teaching middle or high school students
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- A strong understanding of girls’ education, the relational model and adolescent development
- An understanding of the unique needs of middle school girls
- Excitement about working specifically with middle school girls
- Familiarity with the multiple intelligences
- A student-centered orientation
- Flexible and collaborative team player
- Partnership with parents that supports students
- A sense of humor is essential when working with middle school girls
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Works in a stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
- May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
- Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
- Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
The Advisor Role at Julia Morgan School for Girls
Advisory places an emphasis on supporting girls academically, socially, and emotionally through their three years of middle school. Advisory complements the academic and SEL programs by providing an opportunity for girls to take ownership of their personal growth in a more intimate setting. Girls meet weekly in small groups, composed of an adult Advisor and grade-level peers. Advisory groups explore topics such as community, tolerance, and respect. In addition, the groups discuss upcoming school events and participate in a number of team-building activities throughout the year.
A girl's Advisor acts as her academic and social advocate, offers advice and support, and encourages each girl to advocate for herself. Advisors communicate purposefully with girls’ teachers and parents/guardians and help their advisees prepare for student-led conferences twice a year. Advisory is a core element defining how students and teachers relate at JMSG, creating an atmosphere in which girls respect and feel close to their teachers and peers.
As such, advisors:
- facilitate group advising sessions that are meaningful and support students’ social-emotional development;
- establish a one-on-one relationship between Advisor and advisee that fosters a sense of trust and belonging;
- act as a liaison between parent/guardian and school, where consistent and timely communication is valued; Advisors communicate purposefully with girls’ teachers and parents/guardians to create a network of support for each student;
- ensure that each girl is encouraged, supported, and valued for her individual strength and areas of growth. A girl's Advisor offers support and coaching for her academic and social growth, and encourages each girl to advocate for herself. Advisory is a core element at JMSG, defining how students and teachers relate, creating an atmosphere in which girls respect connect with their teachers and peers.