Math Teacher 2021-2022
Summit Public Schools
About the organization
Who We Are
What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.
Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!
Project Time: Teach 90-minute blocks in high school or four 55-minute blocks in middle school, per day of project time. Most teachers teach one course for the entire grade (e.g. 9th Grade Biology), and see each section twice per week. Teachers work with students on projects that develop cognitive skills and apply their content knowledge to real-world situations. Teachers facilitate discussions in the classroom, coach students in applying their cognitive skills, and give students feedback. Between teaching blocks, teachers analyze student data, build lesson plans, support school culture, and other personal development activities. Summit teachers build lesson plans through a deep understanding of student progress data, which determines the group and individual supports needed for their students to succeed.
Mentor Time: Build deep relationships and sense of community when teachers meet with their small group of mentees daily for their entire time at Summit. Daily, teachers meet with their mentor groups, work on habits of success as a group, and check in one-on-one with their mentees. Mentors coach and advocate for their mentees both inside and outside of the classroom, and strive to support them as they develop their sense of purpose as they become self-directed learners.
Self-Directed Learning Time and Interventions: Facilitate Self Directed Learning time and daily literacy or math interventions, which don’t involve lesson planning.
Collaboration & Professional Development
What You Need
Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, and the belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
Teaching Credential in California, Washington or another US state
Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred, but not required)
Clear health and background check
Teaching experience in your subject preferred, but not required
Who You Are
You want to be a world-class project-based learning teacher
You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with mission-aligned, high-performing colleagues. You find positivity in shared successes.
You’re excited to teach Summit’s common curriculum and assessment system, which was designed for teachers and by teachers in collaboration with learning scientists.
You care deeply about working in intentionally heterogeneous schools
You believe in every student, and you’re ready to support all diverse students to reach a fulfilled life
You are passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a group of students that you’ll follow year to year. You’re open to having hard conversations to support students.
You’re excited to grow and be developed as a practitioner in a network that is committed to continuous improvement.
You have a growth mindset and see feedback as a positive
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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