If you possess a bachelor’ or master’s degree in mathematics, math education, or a related field, and you have a sincere interest in teaching math concepts and skills to high school students who have a history of not doing well in traditional schools — but who have recently committed themselves to becoming engaged in their own education — we might have a teaching position that is right up your algebraic alley.
Eagle Rock is a full-service not-for-profit educational reform organization that operates a year-round residential high school in Estes Park, Colo., and offers professional development services at school and community sites around the United States. In short, we’re committed to making high school a more engaging and inclusive experience and we’re noted for hiring instructors who work together in order to provide relevant learning experiences for our students.
To get a clearer picture of what we’re all about, it might help to visit our website — EaglerockSchool.org — where you’ll discover that our approach to learning isn’t limited to the traditional school day, nor do our mathematic experiences always take place in a traditional classroom environment.
Our progressive education model is based on an inherent trust of students. And to be honest, Eagle Rock doesn’t appeal to all teachers. For instance, if you think students need to be “taught math lessons,” we’re probably not your best option. Truth is, we’re looking for a math instructor who has boundless energy, a fierce advocacy for students, a desire to collaborate with peers, an ambition to impact secondary education nationally, and a passion for social justice.
In addition to a college degree or related experience, our next Math Instructional Specialist should have hands-on teaching experience — preferably in a progressive school setting. They should also have strong organizational and leadership skills, as well as experience working with diverse adolescents, including a mix of LGBTQ students; students from low-income backgrounds; and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Specifically, our new math instructor should have a passion for meeting students exactly where they are in their math education and be excited to prepare them to succeed in their understanding of mathematics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach math classes that are experiential and engaging to students, organized around enduring understandings and not lined up with a linear scope and sequence. As a result, the position offers the opportunity for the Math Instructional Specialist to develop and improve their own curriculum.
In addition to knowledge of effective practices in math education, candidates should be able to provide documented success in collaborative work with colleagues, visionary thinking, a commitment to lifelong learning, and of course, a good sense of humor.
We plan to begin phone interviews in early March with on-site interviews beginning later in the month. And we expect the new Match Instructional Specialist to begin work here in Estes Park starting Aug. 31, 2020, although an earlier date can be arranged.
For specific job details, including application materials, information on compensation, and duties required outside of the classroom, please see the Eagle Rock School Math Instructional Specialist job opening in the employment section of our website. Also, if our Math opening isn’t for you but you like the approach we take here at Eagle Rock and you are interested in learning about other job openings, please visit the main employment section of our website, where all of our current job openings may be found.