Lower School Math Specialist

New York, United States Full-time

Lower School Math Specialist

Beginning September 2017


Trevor Day School is seeking a full time math specialist to work with children in our Lower School (Nursery through Grade 5).   This passionate and self-motivated professional will join the Learning Specialists Team, which is comprised of educators who focus on either math or literacy for the lower school, taking on the role of supporting students and faculty as well as coordinating curriculum throughout the grades.

The mathematics specialist

  • works with students through one on one instruction as well as small groups, collaborating closely with the students’ classroom teachers
  • plans their own lesson plans for the students, tailoring instruction to meet the students’ individual needs while supporting the classroom scope and sequence
  • keeps detailed records of student progress and writes short reports to be included in student academic reports
  • supports teachers to maintain continuity of curriculum throughout the lower school
  • acts as mentor to faculty, facilitating curriculum planning and leading discussions about individual students
  • meets regularly with the Division Director and Learning Specialists team and is responsible for coordinating with students’ outside support specialists
  • participates in parent meetings

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree in mathematics, learning support or special education, and at least three years of experience teaching mathematics
  • Experience and enthusiasm for inquiry based teaching and project-based learning curricula such as Math in the City, TERC Investigations, Singapore Math, and use of math manipulatives such as Cuisenaire rods
  • Interest in current research and practice in the teaching of STEAM
  • Ability to work with students individually and in groups
  • Experience working with classroom teachers; ability to collaborate and mentor colleagues
  • Proven success with inquiry based learning and teaching methodologies
  • Able to create and develop curriculum using backwards design
  • Able to teach to a range of learning styles, experienced in differentiated instruction
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Passion for the subject matter and for the craft of teaching
  • Approaches work with curiosity, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  • Interest in the development and implementation of social and emotional curriculum, as well as social justice, diversity and inclusivity
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues, parents and the larger school community
  • Interest in professional growth and school wide initiatives
  • Experience and/or interest in using technology to enhance classroom learning

Trevor Day School is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of collaborative learning, to building a diverse community based on mutual respect, and to fostering the integration of technology into our learning processes.