Junior High Math / STEM Teacher

  • 1434 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are an independent, Montessori school in Chicago serving students and their families, starting at a parent-infant class and up to 8th grade. We are a community of shared values working to fulfill a meaningful mission. NNM faculty, staff and parents strive for an equitable and inclusive school culture through intentional, reflective practice. We work together to challenge all students to think for themselves, pursue their ideas and become real learners for the real world. 

Learn more about us on our website: www.nnms.org

Job Description

We are seeking candidates for a full-time Junior High Teacher position with math and/or science specialty to join our dynamic Junior High faculty team starting in August. This is a great opportunity to work in an urban, progressive, Montessori school with a strong faculty community and administration supporting your continual growth and development.

Some of the specific responsibilities include:

  • Teach assigned classes at the junior high level, specifically:

    • Two 7th-grade, year-long math classes focused on Algebra

    • One science/STEM class per rotation; 5-6 units over the course of the year

    • One elective class per rotation; 3 units over the course of the year

    • One or two small group advisory meetings per week with 8-10 individual advisees (students)

  • Implement and help to enhance curriculum for STEM and other courses, follow established guidelines for instruction, pace, and assessment at the junior high level

  • Maintain attendance, grades and other written or electronic records in a timely and efficient manner

  • Create strong, positive student and parent partnerships by establishing good communication practices; provide meaningful input, observations and feedback on student progress and development

  • Plan and run student/parent conferences

  • Attend and support classroom and level-wide events and trips including, but not limited to: weekly Flex Fridays, day trips, multiple overnight camping trips, Independent Study presentations, May Mayhem performance and Parent Education events

  • Prepare and maintain the classroom environment and materials

  • Assist in carpool and lunchtime responsibilities as assigned

  • Observe student behaviors and intervene when appropriate, communicating student progress or concerns other faculty and administration; enforce student policies and rules effectively

  • Maintain order and manage the class in a subtle and non-disruptive manner during lessons; work with other faculty to preserve and protect lessons and student work

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, studies or work concentrated in math and/or science field preferred

  • Prior teaching experience, preferably with middle school students

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, and developing skills to support a diverse student population
  • Effective and professional communicator, verbal and written, with students and adults

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a variety of settings and environments

  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with current educational and related technologies

  • Team-focused, growth-minded, flexible attitude with commitment to participating in and contributing to a positive faculty culture and workplace

 

Additional Information

Full-time employment to start August 2019 for the 2019/20 school year. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and background and a comprehensive benefits package available.

Include your resume, cover letter and thoughtfully respond to the additional questions presented within the application.