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March 17, 2019
Mathematics teacher (full time)
Position: Upper School mathematics teacher
Polytechnic School is looking for an experienced and dynamic mathematics teacher to join the Upper School Math Department. He or she will be joining a division that values collegiality, espouses the highest standards, and provides mutual support and collaboration. The successful candidate will take a student-centered approach to all school work and will use the school’s mission to design and support the academic, extracurricular, social, and emotional success of students. This position reports to the Upper School director.
 Teaching four courses per academic semester/year plus serve as an advisor;
 Preparation of course materials in collaboration with the Math Department, including syllabi, homework assignments, assessments, and supplementary materials;
 Administration and timely evaluation of class work, assignments, and assessments;
 Preparation and maintenance of student attendance records, grades, comments, and other required records;
 Planning, evaluation, and revision of curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;
 Providing assistance and advice to students during free periods and before and after school;
 Collaboration with members of the Math Department, the Upper School faculty, and the entire K-12 community;
 Regular participation in professional development opportunities to maintain and grow expertise in the subject matter;
 Enthusiastic participation in the greater life of the school, particularly extracurricular activities as an advisor or spectator and chaperon;
 Interest in fostering diversity, inclusion, and social justice to promote a healthy learning environment;
 Being knowledgeable in new trends and developments within mathematics education;
 Being available to parents, students, administration, and colleagues outside of the school day when needed;
 Willingness to take on other duties as needed.
About Polytechnic School
An independent, coeducational college-preparatory school in Pasadena, Calif., Polytechnic School offers a broad curriculum in the liberal arts for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Founded in 1907, the school enrolls approximately 860 students from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The mission of Polytechnic School is to develop the intellect, talents, and character of each student in a community of learning dedicated to principles of academic excellence that values the uniqueness and dignity of each member and fosters personal responsibility and service to others. We are committed to honesty, justice, charity, and the pursuit of knowledge. We respect the dignity and worth of all human beings — their thoughts, their feelings, and their individuality. We seek to celebrate the joy, the love, and the creativity that emanate from the human spirit. We strive to be responsible and contributing members of our families, our school community, and the world. The Poly community appreciates the cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity present in the Pasadena area and strives to reflect it. Members of the Poly community appreciate and learn from individual differences, foster the ability to disagree with civility, and embody courtesy and compassion.
 Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree(s) preferred;
 Three years of teaching experience;
 Ability to teach different courses and levels of mathematics and a willingness to shift courses from year to year depending on the needs of the department and the school;
 Ability to manage competing demands and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes;
 Ability to work collaboratively and methodically with students, parents, faculty, and staff on a regular basis;
 Ability to use effective class management techniques.
Physical requirements and work environment
 Work in an environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines, as well as a diverse array of contacts;
 Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time;
 Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment;
 Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds;
 Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
Polytechnic School is committed to attracting and retaining talented, dedicated employees through a competitive compensation plan that is commensurate with experience.
A full benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, and a retirement plan.
Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to Cheryl Flores via email at [email protected] or via mail at Polytechnic School, c/o Cheryl Flores, 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
Equal Opportunity Employer
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, Poly will recruit, hire, train, and promote faculty and staff without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition and physical or mental disability (whether perceived or actual), or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. School policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
Cheryl Flores
[email protected]

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