King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ staffulty - our staff and faculty - who love working with children, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students and staffulty.
King School teachers understand that true learning is nurtured through authentic and meaningful student-teacher partnerships. When students are known both as learners and as people by their teachers, students become better self-advocates and more responsible for their own emotional and academic well-being.
We expect our teachers to consistently incorporate student-centered best practices. We constantly seek ways to deepen our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the learning and teaching processes. When students have the chance to apply their learning in tangible ways, they are able to experience concepts more fully, synthesize disparate disciplines, and reach deeper understanding. Lower school students at King explore activities like role-play, visualizations, model building, and fun experiments. Hands-on learning for middle and upper school students include fieldwork, collaboration to solve real community challenges, and other projects that bring knowledge to life.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Upper School Mathematics Teacher
Division: Upper School
Reports to: Head of Upper School and Chair of Mathematics Department
Job Description: King seeks an Upper School Mathematics Teacher who will report to the Math Department Chair and the Head of Upper School. This teacher will assume duties and responsibilities, consistent with expectations for all Upper School teachers, which complement the primary teaching load of four sections and one activity.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Teach four sections including advanced level courses.
Serve as advisor to King’s Student Math Team.
Participate in all required meetings.
Communicate with parents/guardians about student and advisee progress as necessary.
Degree(s) in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering. Masters Degree in Mathematics preferred.
At least three years of high school teaching experience, preferably with advanced-level courses.
Passion for teaching math with student-centered best practices.
Proven ability to teach math concepts employing a variety of effective strategies and techniques for different types of learners.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability and capacity to nurture student discovery, autonomy of thought and skill development.
Ability to be organized and manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: Google Classroom, Gmail, Zoom.
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence--ability to effectively teach, learn, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body--in pedagogical practice and multicultural curriculum content.
Demonstrated capacity in culturally responsive professional practices, excellent communication skills, and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
Demonstrated capacity to thrive in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin according to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
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King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.