Middle School Math Teacher (SY 22-23)
Company: Uncommon Schools
Posted on: June 21, 2022
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public
charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in
historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built
schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of
our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person
of color. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than
20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City,
Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist
in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers
nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic,
co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students
for success in college and beyond.
Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in
grade K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong
authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by
effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that
enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden
Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or
Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.
Uncommon Middle School Math teachers work in grade level teams to
help students grow towards being self-guided learners. At the heart
of all math classes is a deep joy for mathematics, and our teachers
work hard to refine their own mastery of the subject. Math teachers
use a variety of instructional strategies to cultivate the skills
and the mindset required to persevere and solve problems. At the
conclusion of eighth grade, students are prepared for the academic
autonomy and college preparatory focus of our high schools.
- You'll teach foundational middle school math principles such as
ratio/proportions, expressions/equations, the number system, and
- You'll use our in-house CCSS-based Math curriculum and
culturally responsive problem-solving activities.
- You'll motivate students to grapple with problems and think
critically about all the different possible paths to solving
- You'll use your love of mathematics to foster confidence and
meaningful engagement with the subject for students.
- Data Analysis
- You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional
coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and
- You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate
instruction for all learners in your classroom.
- School Culture
- You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure
they feel seen, loved, and heard.
- You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate
resources are available to support their child's learning
- You'll engage in practice-based professional development,
mentorship, and coaching sessions.
- You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate
community, model our core values, and encourage student
- You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic
goals and practice instructional strategies.
- A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment
in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
- A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social
emotional and academic development
- An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external
partners in the best interest of students
- A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to
improve outcomes and achieve objectives
- Required Experience:
- A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban
schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
- Academic expertise in Mathematics, Science, Technology,
Engineering, or other related fields.
- Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher
certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon
Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state
certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or
graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or
2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are
required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a
reasonable period after beginning employment.
Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive
professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer
and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable
and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to
thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that
reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space
for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our
staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire
without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with
disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with
employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the
interview process and to perform core job functions.
Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Camden , Middle School Math Teacher (SY 22-23), Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey
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