Overview

The Post Oak School is accepting applications for a middle school math teacher in our Montessori adolescent program. The math teacher is responsible for curriculum development and teaching in middle school mathematics for grades 7 and 8. We are looking for bright, energetic, and dedicated applicants to join a talented, supportive faculty community who are passionate about their work and believe in the enormous potentialities and capacities of adolescents. Qualified applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics. Training in Montessori at the Elementary or Adolescent levels is preferred.

Position Title: Middle School Math Teacher

FLSA Classification: Exempt, academic-year (10-month) position

Reports To: Middle School Director

Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Post Oak School is looking for teachers who are passionate about their work and believe in the enormous potentialities and capacities of adolescents. We are deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) work and are particularly interested in applicants who come from diverse backgrounds, who can participate within a diverse community of faculty and staff, who can contribute to the development of an inclusive curriculum, and who can support a culturally diverse body of students.  We are looking for faculty members who are willing to share their experience with students, teach elective courses, travel, and lead extra-curricular activities aligned with their personal interests.

Summary

The math teacher is a full-time position responsible for curriculum development and teaching in middle school mathematics for grades 7 and 8. This role includes:

modeling positive regard for adolescents, their work, and their personal dignity
learning and using a student-centered Montessori approach, emphasizing hands-on, project-based, real-world learning
engaging in collaboration with all faculty and staff members
mentoring, guiding, and assessing middle school students through the math curriculum
leading a student advisory
traveling with the middle school on our various trips
cultivating productive relationships with our community partner organizations

Experience with and enthusiasm for participating in curricular travel opportunities and teaching outside of math is a plus.

Qualifications

The well-grounded candidate will have experience teaching middle school students in the subject listed above or related fields. We are looking for people who possess:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics or a related field
a deep knowledge of their content area,
a never-ending passion for personal learning,
the ability to creatively match academic and real-world challenges to a variety of student skill levels
the ability to create a learning environment that engages students
commitment to the goals of Montessori education
3-5 years of classroom experience preferred

Working with adolescent Montessori students in small classes means embracing a student-centered classroom where adults and adolescents work side-by-side. Teachers collaborate closely and pursue opportunities for cross-disciplinary integration of knowledge for their students. This often requires working outside of one’s primary subject area.

Teachers must be able to work in a fast-paced, highly fluid, and innovative workplace. The Post Oak School’s middle and high school programs are situated in the Houston Museum District. Our academic program depends on extending the classroom work through connections and partnerships with local cultural institutions that the teaching faculty is expected to cultivate and maintain.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Regularly sit, talk, and listen

Regularly uses close and distance vision

Travel

The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer