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Math Teacher (HS) 23/24SY

Company: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

This position may be eligible for a $8000 signing bonus for the 23/24 school year.
TITLE: High School Math Teacher
WHO WE ARE:Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is a student-focused, innovative educational organization committed to academic excellence. Our mission is to empower and educate all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with a purpose. We are a family of excellent public schools in which every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future. Led by forward-thinking leadership and our commitment to prioritizing students, racial equity, and authentic engagement with our families, team members, and communities, our staff have diverse opportunities to develop their careers in a challenging but rewarding environment. We are an organization for people who are passionate about education and who are committed to the Indianapolis community.
SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY:We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our vision and are energized by investing in academic improvement. The High School Math Teacher will teach one or more Math courses to students by performing a variety of essential duties. Some of these essential duties include: instructing students using districtwide approved resources, using instructional methods such as modeling, guided practice, lecturing, cooperative learning, integration of technology, and finally lesson planning to ensure that the lessons are focused on Indiana State Math Standards. In addition, the High School Math Teacher will provide a positive classroom learning environment for all IPS students. This is a full-time, 10 month position and will report directly to the Principal.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:The following outlines what your core duties and responsibilities will be for this position and provides a sample overview of what your day-to-day may look like.Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Think strategically and analytically; a natural problem solver who can efficiently grasp and act on a big picture, quickly analyze the root causes and define new ways forward
  • Ability to chart a clear course, juggle many tasks and priorities, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Embrace a fast-moving organization. Deadlines, changing priorities and new projects inspire you to rise to the occasion. Your planning will be the backbone of an efficient and productive team
  • Establish systems, develop project plans, and support implementation
  • Manage up and across different pieces of work to ensure the team meets goals
  • Deliver crisp, clean messages in writing or on the phone; communications are articulate and concise.
  • Display an understanding of the audience and knows how to deliver inspiring messages and tough news with ease and tactful finesse
  • Partner with education leaders and other stakeholders, motivating them to make incremental change and take quantum leaps
  • Help identify solutions independently and eager to contribute and learn
  • Other duties as assigned
    "Day In the Life" OverviewOn a regular day, as the High School Math Teacher, you might:
    • Provide High School Math instruction to IPS students that aligns to the Indiana State Standards. High School Math teachers will prepare daily lesson plans to execute within a positive classroom environment
    • Administer frequent formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress. Analyze data to make instructional adjustments to improve student learning Participate in faculty and professional development throughout the school year Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
      • Grade papers and maintain grade books
      • Create projects designed to enhance lectures
      • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education
      • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans
      • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
      • Develop engagement strategies
      • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs
      • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
      • Prepare and distribute required reports
      • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures

        WHAT YOU'll BRING: SKILLS AND MINDSETSAs an ideal candidate for this role, you will be able to achieve the following:
        • Teach and model effective, research-based instructional practices; design and build lesson plans; develop assessments and analyze student performance data to support instruction within the classroom
        • Communicate clearly orally and in writing
        • Leverage interpersonal skills in order to build and maintain strong relationships
        • Display strong organizational and multitasking skills
        • Exhibit excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
        • Manage a classroom effectively and possesses strong leadership skills
        • Manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
        • Work cooperatively and effectively with other professional staff members
        • Display a passion for education and an unwavering belief that ALL children can learn
          Specific qualifications include:
          • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
          • Licensures in High School Math Grades 5-12 Repa/Repa3
            FLSA CLASSIFICATION:Exempt
            ELIGIBILITY FOR REMOTE WORK:Not eligible
            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
            EEOC STATEMENT:Indianapolis Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, will not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, homelessness or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Indianapolis Public Schools does not tolerate any form of retaliation or bias-based intimidation, threat, or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
            DISCLAIMER:Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the above representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This job description is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive list of all essential functions and duties performed by the occupant of this position. Factors such as regular and punctual attendance are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.

Keywords: Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis , Math Teacher (HS) 23/24SY, Education / Teaching , Indianapolis, Indiana

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