High School Math Teacher Job Description
Chandler Park Academy School District
Job Title: Math Teacher – High School Reports to: Principal
This position is responsible for helping middle school students to develop competence in basic mathematical skills and an understanding of the structure of mathematics; to motivate each student to apply mathematical skills in the solution of practical problems; and to encourage students to develop their special talents in the field of mathematics.
This position classification requires math expertise commonly associated with secondary teaching and instruction. Related coursework and endorsement is required to perform problem solving analysis using prescribed principles, methods and concepts. The position classification performs in depth analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequences, in determining how best to aid students in the learning process. The functional role of this position requires the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaches courses in mathematics to middle school students, following the course of study adopted by the District using appropriate curriculum resources and publications.
- Effectively deliver instruction and content standards as identified by the State of Michigan and the District to help students meet and or exceed minimum proficiency standards.
- Employ a variety of research based instructional strategies and instructional media consistent with the capabilities, needs, and physical limitations of students.
- Adapts mathematics curriculum for individual, small group and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students.
- Evaluate on a regular basis, student progress and the ability to meet course standards in mathematical knowledge and skills.
- Plan and develop the use of a variety of methodologies in teaching students, including demonstrations, discussions, and lectures.
- Plan, develop and execute math lessons that reflect the District’s core curriculum and the state’s standards.
- Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the math curriculum, child development, and student abilities.
- Review, analyze, and report students’ academic, social, and growth.
- Seeks to actively know students’ strength and weaknesses and responds promptly to parent concerns. Communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, classroom.
- Focus on making learning visible through effective student engagement.
- Utilize a variety of math assessments using the data effectively in the classroom to develop lessons and instructional activities as needed.
- Take all reasonable precaution to provide for the health and safety of students and to protect equipment, materials and facilities.
- Supervise students in hallways before, after and between classes, and at special events.
- Maintain professional competence by attending staff professional development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
- Participates in various student and parent activities, in school including PTO, student clubs and after school activities.
- Create an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, effective use of technology, and relevant activity learning centers.
- Perform other related duties assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrators.
- Hold current Michigan teacher certification, with strong preference for those qualified / certified to teach Mathematics with EX endorsement.
- 3-5 years successful teaching experience (preferred)
- Extensive knowledge of Michigan’s State Standards
- Understanding of the unique aspects of teaching and supporting middle school students
- Candidates must demonstrate the following:
- Exceptional skill in planning, delivering and assessing student learning.
- Effective use of balanced assessments (formative and summative).
- Exceptional knowledge in research based instructional strategies, data, and systems of MTSS, and ability to implement them effectively.
- Effective practices for working with students of all ability levels, including differentiated instruction.
- Ability to integrate technology appropriately to support instruction.
- Ability to maintain high standards of professional conduct at all times.
- Commitment to working collaboratively with a focus on student learning.
- Punctuality, good attendance and strong work ethics in all areas.
- Ascribe to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.