Position/Title: Upper School Mathematics Teacher – Long Term Substitute
Appointment: Mid-January for approximately four weeks
Reports To: Director of the Upper School
Laurel School seeks talented faculty who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to question existing paradigms and to dream, dare, and do.
We are seeking one or more long-term substitute teachers to join the Upper School Math Department from mid-January for a minimum of four weeks to cover a leave of absence. The primary focus of this position will be covering Honors Algebra 2, Calculus, and AP Calculus AB.
The ideal candidate will possess a solid working knowledge of technology necessary for online curriculum design and classroom presentation and management. As a long-term substitute, you’ll become an integral part of Laurel’s educational team, increasing your teaching expertise while maximizing the learning experience for students!
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant classwork and student progress
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual students
Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies, through email and through voice mail
Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
Ability to embrace change and adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
Access to reliable high-speed internet
Proficient in Microsoft 365, Google Suite, and Zoom Platform
Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
Experience working with proposed age group
Experience working in a virtual environment
Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
Experience with PowerSchool or other learning management system
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics or a related field. Minimum of five years of teaching experience at the upper school level preferred. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty.
Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school, with a co-ed pre-primary division where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek culturally diverse faculty and staff.
Laurel teachers are committed to:
the study of research on girls’ education
integrating this knowledge into classroom practice
working with each girl to fulfill her promise
flexibility and openness to new ideas
the academic and social development of girls
involving parents as partners in the educational process
the creation of a classroom community
the integration of community-based learning projects at the classroom level and as a part of the whole school community
diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
multicultural and anti-racist education
outdoor education and sustainability
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative, and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.