Leave Replacement Math Teacher - Temporary Full Time
Orinda Academy is seeking a temporary full-time math teacher to teach high school level Algebra 2/Trig through calculus. Start date: January 3, 2023 Duration: through mid-May, 2023
Who we are:
Orinda Academy is an intentionally small independent high school serving grades 9-12 in the town of Orinda, California, in the East San Francisco Bay Area. The majority of our students have a diagnosed learning difference, and they come to OA - and stay - because our high-support learning environment helps them to get organized, know themselves and their learning profiles better, and take ownership of their education.
We aim to send our graduates out into the world with self confidence, pride, and a good sense of how they are going to make themselves better and make the world a better place.
We are committed to honesty, justice, clarity, and the pursuit of knowledge. We want our students and faculty to understand that the things that make us different as individuals make us stronger as a community.
We know that all students learn differently, and with our inclusive mission as a foundation, we provide pathways to solid core and elective class offerings that fully prepare each graduate for college, or for any career path they choose. Our teachers care, and it shows!
Who you are:
You are a hard-working math teacher with solid knowledge and experience supporting and challenging students to think critically about mathematics and its applications.
You really like working with teenagers; they give you energy.
You have a compassionate, mindful approach to working with each student.
You are comfortable and skilled speaking and working with parents and guardians, colleagues, students, and student support staff.
You are trustworthy and discreet with sensitive information about students and families.
You are obsessively responsive, proactive, and communicative.
You are prepared to attend and participate in independent school activities such as conferences, faculty meetings, open house, and graduation.
You are a lifelong learner.
You are prepared to deliver a project-based curriculum in math.
You have loads of empathy and patience for students who need lots of reminders and support.
You have a sense of humor and fun.
Who you will work with:
You will report directly to the Director of Teaching and Learning
You will occasionally collaborate with other staff for projects and committee work.
What you will do:
You will provide classroom instruction for students in all levels of math from Algebra 2/Trig through calculus.
You will be familiar with the AP Calculus test and work to prepare students for the test in May
You will occasionally supervise student activities and meetings.
You will make regular assessments of and report regularly on student achievement and progress.
What we would like to see on your resume and hear from your references:
You have a bachelor�s degree in math; advanced degree preferred.
Your love of math shines through in your teaching.
You have successfully worked with students of all ability levels, including students with learning differences.
You have solid classroom management skills.
You are a supportive, positive, flexible, and collaborative colleague.
You have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
You are a clear, prompt, and proactive communicator both verbally and in writing.
You are committed to an ethical, just teaching practice that welcomes all learners.
Orinda Academy actively seeks candidates who are committed to an equitable and inclusive school culture. In addition to teaching content area curricula, all faculty at Orinda Academy share in daily supervision of students and participate in professional development and ongoing curriculum review.
This is a temporary full-time substitute position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, please send the following together in one .pdf document:
1) a brief cover letter that includes a statement of your educational philosophy and your approach to teaching math to diverse learners,
2) your resume, and
3) contact information for three recent professional references.
We will not contact references without informing you first.