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Mathematics Teacher (full-time)Job Type: Full-Time Teacher
The Darrow School seeks a Math Teacher who will demonstrate enthusiasm and creativity in teaching all levels of high-school math. Math learning at Darrow is modeled on the Exeter math curriculum, emphasizing student-centered problem solving and the teacher’s primary role as a coach. The successful candidate should be able to teach any level of high school math, including Calculus. Familiarity with the Exeter approach, or willingness to learn it, or adhere to a teaching philosophy and practice that are harmonious with it, make for a stronger candidate. The Math Teacher will teach four to five courses, and collaborate with colleagues in preparing materials and designing curricula. The candidate should have a degree in Mathematics or another closely related field of study, as well as expertise in teaching multiple levels of high school math.
The Darrow School, a small independent, co-ed, boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum, featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental stewardship. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
The Darrow School faculty and staff are fully engaged in the life of a boarding school beyond the academic day as well, supporting students in a range of co-curricular programming including athletics, residential life, weekend activities, and signature programs like Hands-to-Work, Winter and Spring Term. The Darrow School’s mission is to create a community of learning able to empower students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.
Essential Responsibilities Teaching Faculty at Darrow
Teaching at a boarding school is different from teaching anywhere else. It is a way of life more than it is a job. The academic program includes traditional core curriculum as well as a large variety of elective courses. In addition to creating learning environments in the classroom, other responsibilities include spending time with students in the dorms, coaching and/or leading extracurricular activities, advising and weekend responsibilities.
The Darrow School seeks a Math Teacher who will demonstrate enthusiasm and creativity in teaching all levels of high-school math. Math learning at Darrow is modeled on the Exeter math curriculum, emphasizing studentcentered problem solving and the teacher’s primary role as a coach. The successful candidate should be familiar with the Exeter approach, or be willing to learn it, and adhere to a teaching philosophy and practice that are harmonious with it. The Math Teacher will teach four to fives courses, and collaborate with colleagues in preparing materials and designing curricula. The candidate should have a degree in Mathematics or another closely related field of study, as well as expertise in teaching multiple levels of high school math.
We are looking for people with a proven track record of actively collaborating with teens to solve problems. Our college-preparatory curriculum engages students in all types of subject matter through discussion inside the classroom, and direct experience outside the classroom, where they conduct experiments, perform project-based assignments, and use the Darrow environment as a living laboratory. Supported by our expert faculty, Darrow students actively participate in and guide their own education.
Major Teaching Responsibilities:
- Plan and teach curriculum in accordance with the school’s mission and the philosophy and values of Darrow’s Active Curriculum
- Create a student-centered learning environment and teach according to educational needs of students
- Provide continuous student assessment, quarterly, semester and yearend progress reports, and hold teacher-student-parent conferences.
- Inform advisors, mentors, and other relevant support staff of notable changes in student performance in a timely fashion
- Meet deadlines for submission of grades and comments effectively
- Promote the general progress and well-being of students
- Attend weekly faculty meetings and participate actively in discussions in an ongoing exchange in information and support with a close-knit staff
- Attend faculty in-service sessions, as well as opening and closing meetings
- Work closely with other faculty and staff to ensure cross-curricular approaches, continuity and progression across grade levels
Each faculty member will be assigned students to serve as their Advisor. This role of mentor, academic counselor, communicator, defender, contact, host, institution representative are but some of the hats advisors are expected to wear. Perhaps, however, the role may be summed up in three categories: knowledge, guidance, and contact — each separate but interrelated and overlapping. The Advisor is an important communications link between the student, teachers and family. Advisors meet briefly with their advisees several times over the week and often arrange for longer sessions to discuss academic progress, sports, and other concerns that arise during the year.
House Parent (Residential Duties)
Full-time faculty either reside in a dorm or live in school housing associated with a dorm. As a House Parent you are directly responsible for the care and well-being of all the students living in or visiting your house. Although you will find that this responsibility falls primarily at duty times, you should be prepared to respond to problems at other times when necessary. The duties of the house parent lie in three general areas: health and safety of students, social and emotional growth of students, and the maintenance and cleanliness of the buildings in which they live. Houseparents work with student leaders to create a positive and intentional dorm culture. You should set an example which demonstrates compliance with all school, local, state and federal rules and laws.
Coaching / Extra-Curricular Activities
Ordinarily a faculty member coaches or supervises an activity in the afternoon two out of three seasons. Some assignments are in the athletics program where teams compete typically on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Other assignments may include advising clubs, or other programs that enhance the educational experience of students
Full time faculty members are required to plan and execute on- and offcampus activities for students during their weekend free time. The number of required activities each semester is determined by a faculty member’s additional responsibilities.
Required Skills / Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in the discipline you wish to teach; advanced degree encouraged (state certification not required)
- Ability to coach one or more sport and/or lead an afternoon program
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, including administration, faculty, parents and students
- Ability to drive the school’s vehicles; training will be provided
- Ability to work outdoors
- Valid driver’s license
- Experience in a residential program for adolescents
- Good communications skills, both oral and written
- Commitment to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week life of a boarding school
- An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this position
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
- The employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to find, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
- Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
- Must be able to work in heat and cold as well as environments with adverse conditions including dirt, dust and pollen, odors, sun, wetness, humidity, rain and noise
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume using the form below or Darrow School, Attn: Human Resources, 110 Darrow Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125.
The Darrow School, an independent, co-ed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12, offers a comprehensive and individually focused college-preparatory curriculum that features a unique combination of classroom instruction, experiential learning, and environmental consciousness. The School is located on 365 acres in the Town of New Lebanon, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, and is comprised of 26 buildings, 16 of which are Shaker-built and designated as Registered National Historic Landmark buildings.
Darrow offers a generous benefit package that includes retirement, health, life, and disability insurance plans, vacation, holiday and sick leave. Many positions are year-round; others offer an academic-year schedule. Given the residential responsibilities of a boarding school, housing is provided for numerous position either in a dormitory or residences on campus.
The Darrow School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, age, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, in the administration of any of its employment practices, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational, athletic, recreational, and other school-administered programs.
Darrow is an equal opportunity employer boasting a beautiful work setting and a supportive community environment.
Interested candidates for any position should submit a cover letter and resume.