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Upper School Mathematics Teacher
St. Paul Academy & Summit School
St.Paul, Minnesota
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 4/5/2024
Job ID: 75225
Position/Title: Upper School Mathematics Teacher
Employer: St. Paul Academy & Summit School
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Math
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Mathematics Teacher. 

About St. Paul Academy and Summit School: 

St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs. 

Our missionshaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.

For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at

About the Upper School: 

The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being.

For more information about the Upper School, please visit the Upper School section of our website.

Position Begins: mid-August 2024

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School

Position Description: 

This is an ongoing, full-time appointment open to applicants with the knowledge, experience, and desire to teach mathematics to students in grades 9-12. Candidates should be able to teach across all high school math subjects, with special interest in candidates who have experience teaching and expertise in Advanced Probability and Statistics and/or Data Science. Full-time teaching appointments typically involve teaching four sections of 10-16 students and leading an advisory of 8-10 students.

Candidates should have experience teaching math in a student-centered classroom. The ideal candidate will have experience with multiple pedagogical approaches and differentiation.  Candidates should also be excited to work within a collaborative and innovative teaching team in the core sequential courses. As importantly, we seek candidates committed to developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching. 

The successful candidate will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals. 

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 0-1 Years



  • BA degree in mathematics, math education, or a similar/related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.  

  • As importantly, we seek candidates committed to developing and practicing cultural competence in their work. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.

  • Establish a supportive and engaging classroom environment for students;

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents/guardians; 

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, students, and families;

  • Advise students effectively and otherwise contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom

  • Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where openness to growth is the norm. 

  • A collaborative style and approachable demeanor, and demonstrated ability to establish rapport and trusting relationships with people from diverse identities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills.  Able to operate effectively in diverse environments and interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to interact with employees at all levels in a friendly and professional manner

Tuition Remission: Yes
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: Yes
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
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How to Apply: 

To apply, please visit our website at Candidates will submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references via our application portal.  The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Resume review will begin immediately. 

SPA is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff and maintaining a workplace culture in which all are treated equitably.