JobID 930 : Anticipated Vacancy 2020-21: Math Specialist 5-8 (#1980006)

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Math Specialist 5-8
Position Summary: The math specialist works with students, teachers, parents and curriculum leaders to implement the New Canaan Public Schools math curriculum.

  1. Consult and collaborate with K-4 Math Team as well as K-8 Math Coordinator.
  2. Collaborate with staff to plan and implement Common Core Standards and the New Canaan Public Schools Mathematics Curriculum.
  3. Help teachers implement math workshop model in their math classrooms.
  4. Collaborate and consult with classroom teachers, the Learning Center, SPED, ESL teachers on both grouping and instruction.
  5. Work closely with classroom teachers to develop individualized plans for students as well as progress monitoring tools and resources in order to monitor student success.
  6. Provide push-in and pull-out instruction to students as determined by need.
  7. Develop and implement effective programs in math.
  8. Identify and develop curricular materials to provide differentiated instruction.
  9. Research and evaluate materials and programs for math.
  10. Participate in parent conferences to communicate student’s progress (report cards, results of formal and informal testing), placement and program.
  11. Participate in SST meetings for students with math needs.
  1. Assess new students to provide information to classroom teachers about their individual strengths and needs and make recommendations about their placement and programs.
  2. Use diagnostic assessment to inform instruction.
  3. Organize and lead data teams to analyze assessment data to form flexible groups and to differentiate instruction.
  4. Collect and analyze classroom assessments to provide additional data for RTI and IEP meetings.  
  5. Collaborate with classroom teachers, administrators, and specialists to analyze assessment data in order to make instructional decisions.  
  6. Use all sources of assessment data to monitor student progress and the effectiveness of the math intervention and enrichment.
  7. Help SST team and classroom teachers to create Tier I, Tier II and Tier III  plans, progress monitor effectively, and share data through graphs with trend-lines and aim-lines at SST meetings.
  1. Plan and implement ongoing staff development in the building and district.
  2. Plan and implement building-based full day staff development.
  3. Model lessons for classroom teachers and providing follow-up (e.g. coaching, suggesting resources, planning, math workshop model and next steps).
  4. Facilitate study groups in both curriculum and pedagogy.
  5. Meet with math coordinator and building ILs to assess the building’s math needs and develop an action plan for staff development and program implementation.
  6. Plan and implement parent training/outreach for math areas.
  7. Plan and present parent information meetings (e.g. curriculum, interpretations of test scores).
  8. Organize and implement family math events including Family Math Night, parent math workshops, and school wide math events
  9. Join the Elementary Math Team (K-5) as well as participate in K-12 math professional development and curriculum review and development sessions.
  10. Develop and implement Teaching Assistant math training throughout the year (especially during conference ½ days)
Must hold CT 4-8 Certification and/or 7-12 Math Certification and /or 092 endorsement
Three or more years of classroom teaching experience

All candidates must hold or be eligible for appropriate CT certification.  Please be sure to apply on our website and upload a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts and a copy of your certification (if available).


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New Canaan School District

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$23,663 (USD)

State Average: $20,481 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479