Mathematics Lead Teacher

Instructional Richmond, California


Description

 

 

Job Description

Title: Mathematics Lead Teacher

Division: Upper School

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports To: Assistant Principal (10-12th grade cluster)

Status:Full-time, Exempt (Year-Round), CalSTRS

 

 

Position Summary

The role of the Math Lead Teacher is to serve as an expert resource to support and counsel new and developing teachers. In addition to having excellent teaching and leadership skills, a Math Lead Teacher must possess keen observation and analytical skills, as well as an ability to help train teachers to use data to inform instruction. This position must also be able to offer fresh, creative solutions to difficult situations that are aligned with a growth mindset and efficacy approach to learning.

Primary Responsibilities

Instruction/Assessment - 50%

  • Deliver daily instruction during 2-3 class periods.
  • Join forces with administrators, specialists, and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lesson and unit plans.
  • Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles and child cognitive and social development.
  • Assist Teachers in creating and revising culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans.
  • Design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides, and California state standards.
  • Administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice.
  • Ensure rigor and appropriate differentiation for all students, including guiding unit planning and assessment techniques.

 

Teacher Mentoring - 50%

  • Observes, mentors, and counsels Teachers (priority to 1st and 2nd-year Teachers within MWA).
  • Supports and trains Teachers in setting up and effectively utilizing data-informed feedback cycles to inform instructional planning and execution, and differentiation strategies.
  • Holds Teachers accountable to efficacy systems in the classroom that is visible, and show evidence of being utilized.
  • Provides timely feedback through constructive criticism and helpful solutions.
  • Supports Teachers to maintain and meet appropriate goals along with the California teaching standards rubric.
  • Offers support by co-teaching specific lessons or activities.
  • Creates and helps implement specific plans for underperforming sections of target classrooms/courses.

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

Mission Alignment

  • Communicate with, teach and build relationships with staff, faculty, students, and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community.
  • Commitment to become an active participant in the school community - attend weekly division-specific professional development sessions, school performances, school assemblies, extracurricular activities, field trips and conduct home visits, if needed.

Other

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time and lift items more than 10 lbs.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently walk across the middle and upper school campus, participate in campus supervision duty twice per week, lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary, and sit for long periods of time.


Travel
Some travel is required for MWA-related events, such as workshops or conferences.

Qualifications

Experience

  • Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities
  • Dedication, commitment, and resilience to succeed in an urban public school
  • Experience leading small groups towards established goals
  • Familiarity with reading and analyzing data
  • Previous mentorship experience and ability to familiarize oneself with community resources

Skills

  • Possess strong coaching skills in conjunction with giving productive feedback
  • Proven track record of high-performance data
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, results-focused environment
  • Ability to laterally manage a diverse group of constituents
  • Skills in designing and revising authentic, culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans for middle school students
  • Ability to design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides, NGSS, and California state standards
  • Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community
  • Ability to administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice
  • Ability to provide materials to leadership consistently and in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, Khan Academy, Newsla, Zinc/Springboard, etc.)
  • Professional orientation - appearance, communication, organization, and attitude

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • California Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • Passing scores on CBEST and CSET required
  • CLAD/BCLAD
  • CTC Fingerprint/Certificate of Clearance (COC) required.
    Click here for more information: https://tinyurl.com/CACertificateOfClearance 

 

Preferred

  • Master's in Education or currently enrolled in a program highly preferred
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required

 

 

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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