Upper School Math Teacher
University School of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 3/7/2019
Job ID: 46320
Position/Title: Upper School Math Teacher
Employer: University School of Milwaukee
Department: Math
Category: Teaching
Type: Math
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
General Summary: Supports the School’s mission through teaching Math in the Upper School’s Math program. Provides innovative instruction to meet a variety of student needs, in alignment with the School’s curriculum goals. Leads students towards fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth and maturation. Performs complex professional work, while motivating students to develop skills in the area of Math.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Increases the academic performance of all students in the Math content area by creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
• Plans instruction consistent with the School’s approved curriculum for Upper School Math.
• Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
• Plans a program study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
• Collects, analyzes, and reports data on the effectiveness of Math instruction continuously.
• Works collaboratively with the Math team to advise, plan, and implement effective interventions.
• Prepares for classes as assigned and shows evidence of lesson preparation upon request.
• Establishes appropriate plans for substitutes.
• Develops appropriate formative and summative assessments to guide instruction and assess student learning.
• Provides regular feedback to students and parents, and uses assessment data to make instructional decisions.
• Works collaboratively with administrators to strengthen the Math program.
• Initiates, implements, and coordinates a variety of program components which will further enrich the School’s Math program.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning atmosphere in the classroom.
• Promotes students’ educational and career objectives by providing individual assistance, preparing letters of recommendation, etc.
• Ability and desire to serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
• Attends and participates in professional meetings, including collaborative teams, division meetings, and professional development.
• Completes other tasks as deemed appropriate by the Upper School Administration.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong content knowledge in Math
• Secure knowledge of best practices in Math instruction
• Ability to differentiate instruction in mixed ability classrooms
• Strong classroom management skills with the ability and the desire to work with a diverse student body
• Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain positive professional relationships
• Ability to read, comprehend, follow and give oral and written instructions
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills; energy and enthusiasm
• Excellent organizational skills with a strong degree of self- direction and motivation
• High level of maturity, confidentiality, and assertiveness
• Capable of using tact and diplomacy in dealing with others
• Capable of competently operating technology

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Math or Education; Master’s Degree preferred
• 3-5 years teaching experience
• Experience in educational technology

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Contact Info
Stuart Cushman, Head of Upper School, scushman@usmk12.org