Mathematics Teacher

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Full-time
Grade Levels
10th
11th
12th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Certification

Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Algebra I, Algebra II, Calculus, Geometry, Math (General), Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program. Expired certifications will be considered.

Description

• This is a specialized teaching performed in a classroom. • The teacher is responsible for shaping and directing students’ activities so that they have opportunities to engage meaningfully in mathematics; helping each pupil develop mathematical skills and proficiencies and an understanding of the structure of mathematics; motivate each pupil to apply mathematical understanding and skills in the solution of practical problems; and encouraging pupils to develop their special talents in the field of mathematics. • The teacher is responsible directly to the principal or designee. • Teaches courses in mathematics to secondary pupils utilizing courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and appropriate curriculum standards as guidelines in teaching individual course content. • Furthers the development of citizenship and instructs pupils in basic subject matter specified in state law, administrative regulations, and procedures of the school district. • Develops lesson plans (both daily and unit plans), uses physical space and materials in ways that facilitate students learning, stresses a “discovery” approach, and effectively integrates appropriate instructional aids. • Facilitates understanding of mathematical concepts through the use of models, commercial and/or teacher-prepared instructional aids, computers, and graphing technologies. • Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil; encourages students to work independently and collaboratively to make sense of mathematics. • Designs learning activities that will reflect the intrinsic role of mathematics to the physical, social, and business worlds. • Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to positive teacher/student relations; promotes and environment which respects and values students’ ideas, ways of thinking and mathematical dispositions. • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for an orderly, productive learning environment. • Uses a variety of assessments to monitor and evaluate the mathematics learning of each student and to make instructional decisions. • Evaluates each pupil’s growth in mathematical knowledge and skills. • Selects and requests books, instructional aids and instructional supplies; maintains required inventory records. • Actively participates in professional development activities provided by the district and/or self-selected growth activities. • Identifies pupils’ needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude and learning problems. • Participates in curriculum development opportunities. • Communicates with parents to interpret contemporary methods in teaching mathematics to discuss the pupil’s progress. • Communicates with school counselors to discuss the pupil’s progress. • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday. • Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities such as mathematics teams or clubs. • Participates cooperatively with the principal or designee to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines. • Regularly engages in self-analysis of their own teaching and appraises how their teaching is affecting what the students are learning. • Maintains professional standards in addition to instructional duties by serving on committees to advise on non-academic affairs as school discipline, honors, awards, assemblies; and participating in local and national mathematics teaching and civic associations.

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Norfolk Public Schools

800 East City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,255

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.23

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 13%

FTE

4,754

State Average: 801