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Upper School Mathematics Teaching Fellow

St. Luke's School

New Canaan, connecticut


Job Details

Full-time

3/14/2024


Full Job Description

St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an Upper School Math teacher to join its Fellows Program. The St. Luke’s Fellows Program is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced, master teachers at a school that leads the way in educating educators. Fellows have a two or three-class course load and are part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers. With equal focus on teaching and learning the craft of teaching, this two-year program provides structured time during the day to plan, observe, and reflect. With our consistent and constructive feedback, generous professional development, academic technology support, and immersion in constructivist pedagogy, Fellows leave the St. Luke’s program as experienced and highly marketable educators. 

The US Math Fellow will join a Mathematics Department known for the extraordinary commitment of its teachers. Whether the content is Algebra I or Multivariable Calculus, our Math teachers put students first. It’s the culture of the Department that any teacher will meet individually with any student for extra help, even if they’re not teaching the student that year. The Department uses a range of instructional methods, including direct instruction, group work, inquiry-based, and flipped classrooms; the practices in Building Thinking Classrooms inform the department’s approach. This is also a Department that embraces what Seymour Papert has called “hard fun.” The St. Luke’s Math Team participates in all Fairfield County math meets and also has social outings. Joining this Department means joining an ongoing conversation about how best to teach math, and how to do it in a way that inspires more hard fun. 

We are looking for individuals with excellent content knowledge, strong communication skills, an inherent drive to be engaged and involved, and a pronounced enjoyment of students, their lives, interests, and goals. Candidates with summer camp, coaching, or any experience in which authentic connections with students are forged are encouraged to apply.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach two or three Upper School Math classes, to be determined. 
  • Meet regularly with the Fellows Director and other members of the Fellows cohort.
  • Lead or support an after-school activity each season (fall/winter/spring) as athletic coaching, theater, or speech and debate.
  • Serve as a Co-Advisor for 5-8 Middle School students. 
  • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, detention duty, and chaperoning events outside school hours. 
  • Note that all Teaching Fellows are required to attend the August Teaching Institute, held on campus August 12-16 2024. 

Key Skills and Qualities:

  • Inspiring, positive, high-capacity/bandwidth, and adaptable
  • Ability to manage a complex calendar and meet deadlines
  • Eagerness to pursue continuous improvement with feedback
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Background working in a Macintosh environment or ability to adapt quickly
  • Bachelor’s degree or strong relevant coursework in Mathematics 
  • Highly developed cultural competency skills, with a demonstrated commitment to furthering the creation of an equitable and inclusive school community that supports a sense of belonging for all students

Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from over 35 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school where students hone their own distinct leadership skills - developing a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead.

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

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