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Maret School seeks a dynamic mathematics teacher, curriculum leader, and innovator to serve as Mathematics Department Chair. Department Chairs are teachers, academic leaders, and faculty supervisors. The department chair supervises instruction and implementation of the curriculum within grades 5-12 and works collaboratively with the Lower School regarding math teaching and learning in grades K-4. Department chairs work closely with division directors, collaborate with other school administrators, and report to the Assistant Head for Curriculum Development.
As an Educational Leader
- Lead department members in the establishment and implementation of departmental goals, course objectives, and instructional strategies which are consistent with the overall mission of the School, the Strategic Plan, and the annual operating budget.
- Serve as a member of the D2 committee (Department Heads/Division Heads), a decision-making group overseeing the School’s educational program and graduation requirements.
- Demonstrate knowledge of new trends in education through attendance at conferences and seminars, membership in organizations, and subscriptions to appropriate journals.
- Motivate teachers to embrace collaboration and professional development.
- Serve as an energetic team leader who models respect for others and has the ability to embrace and lead positive change.
As an Academic Leader
- Establish and maintain, in collaboration with department members and a broader circle of administrators, the departmental philosophy and standards for the development of current and new course offerings within the department.
- Facilitate a clear scope and sequence in grades K-12 that is developmentally appropriate, innovative, and in line with Maret’s Essential Skills and broader curricular offerings.
- Chair regular department meetings to discuss programmatic issues and offer support to teachers within the department.
- Hold regular one-on-one and full department meetings.
- Coordinate and facilitate math competitions, curriculum conferences, and other academic events.
- Educate students and families about the program and coordinate the course selection process.
- Work with students new to the school to determine an appropriate mathematics program for each individual.
- Coordinate with other department chairs in order to facilitate cooperation, integration, and cross-disciplinary work.
- Allot teaching assignments yearly while balancing individual teachers’ talents and interests with overall school needs, and arrange coverage for classes in case of departmental faculty absences.
- Observe each teacher's classes on a regular basis and provide evaluation, constructive feedback, praise, and mentorship for effective teaching. Communicate teacher effectiveness and related personnel matters as appropriate.
- Hire for grades 5-12, in collaboration with the Head of School, Assistant Head for Curriculum Development, and other relevant faculty.
- Exhibit excellent collaboration, communication, leadership, and managerial skills.
As a teacher
- Have a demonstrated track record of excellent teaching in an academic environment comparable to Maret.
- Have a Master’s degree (preferred).
- Demonstrate expertise in mathematics and the ability to teach a variety of courses.
- Exhibit a deep passion for teaching and great enthusiasm for working with students of all ages and differing strengths.
- Display excellent classroom management skills.
- Enjoy and be committed to professional development and collaboration with colleagues.
Maret’s dynamic community and campus in the midst of Washington, DC, create a unique learning environment for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Expert teachers inspire students to think both creatively and analytically, seek out multiple perspectives, work hard, and make time for joy as they tackle our challenging curriculum or set out on a new artistic or athletic path. The School’s Mission and core values guide all that we do and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and achievement.
Our community strives for equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or creed. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
All adults on campus are role models for our students and are considered part of the faculty. Every Maret employee must abide by our code of conduct. All candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID.