Upper School Math Teacher
An Upper School Teacher is responsible for carrying out the mission of VMS through curriculum development, classroom teaching, assessment, differentiation, classroom management, outdoor education, character development and building rapport with students in and out of the classroom. Our teachers support the mission and philosophy of the school, value the VMS culture, and strive to make our school a better place. They have a deep knowledge of their subject area, and display dedication, passion, and the capacity to help all students succeed. They are committed to pursuing professional development and are life-long learners.
Who You Are:
- A “raise your hand” type of person. You’re interested in participating in school events like orientation trips, field trips, sitting at lunch tables, assisting with carpool, hut trips, and Ski Fridays as necessary. You are ready to participate fully in the life of the school.
- Master in content and able to teach instruct classes above and below the levels listed
- Willing to provide general supervision of students
- Able to communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents, colleagues, and volunteers
- Ready to attend related meetings and assist with afternoon/evening programs; some of which may occur outside of the school day
- Actively promoting the mission of the school
- Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university
- Experience teaching in an independent school awards bonus points!
What You Will Do:
- Be responsible to instruct students in high-level math courses such as AP Calculus, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry.
- Bonus points if you are confident teaching a high level science such as chemistry
- Ensure what is taught is developmentally appropriate for students, ensures rigor, is mission appropriate, and relevant
- Set targets, goals or essential questions for every unit
- Monitor and updated curriculum maps and maintain curriculum standards
- Support students with diverse learning needs
- Work with students during study halls and office hours
- Demonstrate knowledge of students and how they learn, and implement new teaching models to match student needs
- Participate in peer review through observation and coaching following the VMS professional growth plan Ensure that the VMS philosophy of grading is implemented and used appropriately
- Work with US Director, Director of Student Support Services to support the policies and implementation of academic probation and restriction for students
- Implement final examinations to ensure they fairly and adequately test the subjects and knowledge taught throughout the semester
- Assist in proofreading quarter 1 & 3 comments that go home to families
- Work to ensure that there is a fair amount of graded opportunities that exist for every class and that there is consistent communication for every class
How to Apply:Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our FacultyThe faculty and staff at VMS possess a wide range of experience and talents unified by an unsurpassed commitment to teaching and nurturing emotional growth. In and out of the classroom, as a member of our community, you will be asked to contribute as a mentor, coach, tutor, and guide as well as other roles that emerge. You’ll work with peers who are smart, energetic, positive, motivated, and always involved. At the end of the day, you won’t be counting the minutes remaining but wishing you had time to accomplish more. It’s also likely that at the end of the day you might skin up Vail Mountain with your colleagues or go on a sunset mountain bike ride on nearby trails.
Portrait of a VMS Teacher
Our SchoolVail Mountain School is a Kindergarten through 12, co-educational, non-sectarian day school located in the Central Rocky Mountains, 100 miles west of Denver. The school’s primary focus is to provide a rigorous academic setting as preparation for college and for life. Co-curricular programs take full advantage of our location in the resort community of Vail and the White River National Forest. VMS is known for:
- A robust experiential and global education program
- The rigor of a high quality college preparatory curriculum combined with a rapport driven environment that inspires character development
- An unparalleled collaborative relationship with our community and our mountain environment
- The flexibility to support our athletes, thespians, musicians, artists, and diverse learners, in and outside of school
BenefitsTo attract new staff of the highest caliber and to make living in a luxury resort town easier, we are inspired by a progressive Strategic Plan to provide competitive salaries and benefits that include a few unique perks.
- Tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff as available and based on eligibility
- Competitive health insurance
- 403b retirement plan
- Vail/Beaver Creek ski pass with participation in our Ski Friday program
- Wellness stipend
- Free daily lunch
- Subsidized on-campus faculty housing (limited space available)
- Salary competitive with the in-state peers and commensurate with experience