Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Gooden School, The
Sierra Madre, California
Salary: Negotiable
Date Posted: 9/23/2020
Job ID: 52644
Position/Title: Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Employer: Gooden School, The
Department: Middle School
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Math 5-8
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Gooden School is an independent Episcopal K-8 school set in the foothills of Sierra Madre. We seek a dynamic, committed, creative teacher to be a member of the Middle School (grades 6-8) math team. The Gooden School has a well-established program designed to prepare all students for honors-level placement in high school coursework, with top students generally being placed in honors geometry or Algebra II as freshmen. The candidate will be skilled in developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and will employ a variety of instructional strategies to ensure that all students are challenged to attain mastery of complex concepts. The candidate must be able to integrate technology in a one-to-one classroom environment. Experience teaching honors-level algebra I and geometry is required. Experience with STEAM curriculum is also preferred.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: Yes
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years


A master’s degree and/or certification and a minimum of three years of Middle or Upper School teaching experience, preferably with gifted students, is required. Independent school experience is desirable.

Responsibilities also include communicating student progress to parents (including parent conferences and completing end-of-trimester report cards), and being available to meet with students outside of class time for additional support. In addition, this person will serve as an advisor to 10-12 students, sponsor a math club, and serve on the math curriculum committee.

Professional Qualities/Skills
  • Passionate, student-centered approach to teaching.

  • Able to differentiate instruction to address the needs of all students.

  • Committed to meaningful collaboration with colleagues, students and parents.

  • Willing to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise.

  • Committed to staying current with research on best practices.

  • Interested in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning.

  • Committed to improving the school as a whole and willingness to share best practices with others.

  • Able to be self-reflective and learn from feedback received from colleagues, administrators, and students.

  • Possesses knowledge of Digital Citizenship.

  • Proficient with instructional technology and willing to learn and apply emerging trends that benefit student learning.

  • Knowledgeable of restorative discipline and its curricular integration.

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  • Willing to be actively involved in community-building events.

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  • During the 2020-21 school year, The Gooden School may be offering in-person and/or distance learning, online instruction. Candidates should be prepared to offer an engaging curriculum in-person and through Zoom and Google Classroom.

  • Competitive salary.

  • Benefits including: medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, voluntary life/accident insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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    Contact Info
    Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to employment@goodenschool.org