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High School Math Teacher

Bridges Academy – Studio City, CA​

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Position description

Bridges Academy is a small independent school specializing in the twice exceptional population. (2e) These are students are gifted or above average in ability and/or potential, and also have learning differences. Class sizes run between 8 – 12 students.

The applied-integrated math program is a four-year sequence that focuses on algebraic and geometric concepts, computations, and applications. Application project and problem-based activities are essential.  Teachers work collaboratively, sometimes moving in an out of other classrooms to integrate curriculum and to develop a deeper and shared understanding of the department’s goals and approach.  Math and Science operate in the context of a variation of STEM integration that emphasizes individual enquiry and study.

The high school math position will be comprised of 3 primary sections, alternating across 6 five-week “copernimesters.”  This is a full-time position. To round out the position, faculty will typically be assigned an advisory group, and/or elective and/or  an opportunity to mentor/coach students in the high school Young Expert program. Class sizes run approximately 9-10 students per section

Responsibilities

    • Commit to ongoing professional development in the discipline and in 2e principles and practices.
    • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
    • Facilitate activities and projects that incorporate social skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, and the skills of the discipline.
    • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the 2e students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and other special needs.
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
    • Collaborate with administration and peers to enhance the instructional environment.
    • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community and meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc.

Skills and Qualifications

    • Expert level knowledge in their field and competency in related fields.
    • Experience in project, problem-based models for gifted and LD.  Training will be provided
    • Background in gifted and/or learning disabilities is desirable. Training will be provided.
    • Capable of facilitating the development of a broad range of skills tracking Blooms taxonomy. 
    • Fact/knowledge acquisition, understanding, application, analysis/evaluation and novel organization and use.
    • Differentiated methods for developing presentation and writing skills to: improve written work and communication of their ideas; to assist students in finding their voice; and to learn to enjoy and take pride in the process as well as outcome.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.
    • Demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.

Deciding to Apply

At minimum, applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Deciding to Apply

At minimum, applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

CalWest and our partner schools are unable to respond to all applicants.

Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing. Our client schools make the final decisions.

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