Louise S. McGehee School is seeking a dynamic upper school math teacher for the 2024-2025 school year (beginning August 1, 2024) with the capacity to teach in the middle school as required. As full-time faculty members in the community, the teachers will be expected to create and lead students through a variety of math topics. Qualified candidates for the position should be confident in teaching Algebra 1 and 2, as well as middle school math. The capacity to teach Statistics and/or Computer Science is a distinct advantage for this position, as is the capacity to create opportunities to use mathematics in scientific or otherwise authentic applications. Assisting other faculty in the integration of math topics in their courses is an important part of the position.
About the McGehee Math program
The Louise S. McGehee School Mathematics Department is committed to creating environments in which our students are motivated to learn and practice math. We provide our students with the tools to become lifelong learners by encouraging risk-taking in the classroom, supporting the development of their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and stressing the importance of communication and collaboration. As a result, our students develop a positive attitude towards the study of mathematics, believe they can succeed in mathematics courses, and graduate with a strong math foundation to be successful in STEM fields, should they pursue these career paths.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Demonstrate capacity to teach across the curriculum, incorporating opportunities for students to apply mathematics to authentic situations, especially in the realm of science.
Foster an open, inclusive learning environment that supports all students and their families through word, action, curriculum, and teaching strategies.
Demonstrate competency with student-centered technology, an interest in advancing and supporting its use to enhance student learning, and the desire to employ technology to connect with students.
Collaborate with other members of the math department to design and implement the curriculum as well as employ recent research and national standards proven to lead to effective mathematical learning.
Have the ability to support students in their acquisition and development of key process skills related to scientific work.
Collaborate to develop cross-curricular projects across the grade level.
Maintain a comprehensive online class syllabus and curriculum guide.
Set clear expectations for students.
Fulfill assigned duties to monitor students in various capacities, as designated by school protocols.
Serve as advisor to a group of students.
Attend and contribute at grade level, division, and faculty meetings.
Act as a flexible and collaborative member of the community whose work expands beyond the classroom to enhance the student experience at the school.
Model a mindset of lifelong learning and the willingness to take risks that serve as growth opportunities.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and spoken and a highly refined work ethic and positive spirit. Communicate regularly and appropriately with the student, parent, advisor, and division head about student academic and social progress.
Be motivated to find ways to contribute to the life of the School through activities, events, coaching, clubs, etc.
A bachelor's degree in either Math education or Math; master’s degree preferred.
Prior teaching experience in an upper school or middle school setting.
Demonstrated love of high school and middle school students.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated capacity to teach Statistics and/or Computer Science.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time;
Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop,to reach, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
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Louise S. McGehee School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.
McGehee does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Founded in 1912 and located on a one-of-a-kind campus in the Garden District of New Orleans, McGehee is a private, independent, all-girls pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. Educating and inspiring students from communities across the area from Metairie to the Westbank, Gentilly to Uptown, and beyond, McGehee is a diverse and inclusive prep school welcoming all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.