Math Specialist

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Mathematics

Description

 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
To provide on-going instructional support to classroom teachers in buildings in order to implement a comprehensive math program and improve classroom instruction district-wide, by utilizing a variety of professional development techniques, the goal of which is to improve student performance in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary and writing in mathematics
 
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 
Reports to: Building Principal and the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
 
Direct Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
·    Plan and conduct in-service training for teachers in best classroom instructional practices in the area of
     Mathematics through individual teacher meetings, grade level teacher meetings and staff collaboration
·    Maintain weekly collaboration schedule with grade level teachers, subject area specialists and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning to improve
     Mathematics instruction across the curriculum within the district
·    Coach teachers in the implementation of best practices in mathematics instruction across the district
·    Observe teachers during their math instruction in an effort to provide adequate feedback and coaching for the classroom teacher in mathematics instruction,
      activities and assessments
·    Aggregate and analyze data, mentor and collaborate with teachers, diagnose instructional needs and
      identify research-based instructional strategies
·    Have planned data conversations with teachers, principals and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning using district and state assessments
·    Participate/lead professional development activities
·    Meet regularly with building principals to discuss building needs/concerns in the area of Mathematics in alignment to school and district initiatives
·    Develop and conduct parent workshops in the area of Mathematics
·    Other duties related to the comprehensive development of the district’s math program
·    Meet weekly with the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
·    Positive attitude and professional at all times
 
 JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 
 
 
·     5 years teaching experience with proficient or higher rating
·     2 years experience as a Math Coach with proficient or higher rating (preferred)
·     Explicit knowledge of Common Core State Standards
·     Knowledge of IAR expectations
 ·    Ability to analyze cross sections of data
·     Knowledge and experience with current "best practices" in Mathematics and coaching
·     Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
·     Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
·     Ability to work well with other (team player at all times)
·     Ability to travel in between school buildings and district office
·     Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the teachers, principals and Assistant
      Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
·     Excellent organizational skills
·     Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines required
·     Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required
·     Strategies and “best practice” to improve mathematics and the reading/writing connections in alignment
      to Common Core State Standards
·     Knowledge of differentiated instructional practices and instructional software to support instruction
·     Knowledge of commonly used math assessments/practices
·     Ability to interpret/present student assessment data
·     Excellent written and oral communication skills using Standard English
·     Daily access to a reliable car required.
 
 
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 
·    Valid Teaching License
·    Master's degree in Mathematics (preferred) or math endorsement
·    Successful experience in teaching mathematics to students in grades K-8
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
 
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
·    Frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.
·    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed
      material and the ability to adjust focus.
·    The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
·    Noise level is moderate to loud.

SALARY
 
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Health, dental, retirement, and disability included.
 

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Elementary School District 159

6202 Vollmer Road , Matteson, IL 60443
 

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6202 Vollmer Road , Matteson, IL 60443



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,825

State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.65

State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 15%

FTE

296

State Average: 246