Wellesley, MA, US
Apr 19, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools

Elementary (K-5) Mathematics Specialist

The goal of the K-5 Mathematics Specialist is to work with students, teachers, the building principal, the K-5 Math Specialist Team and the K-5 Mathematics Department Head to actualize the district vision of excellence in mathematics teaching and learning for all students. A K-5 Mathematics Specialist works with students and with teachers to improve student achievement and increase instructional capacity.

School-based responsibilities include:
? Coaching
? Support and promote the learning of students by facilitating adult learning:
? observing instruction, providing feedback, co-teaching, conducting model lessons, and facilitating pre- and post- lesson conferences
? facilitating school-based professional learning (e.g., PLCs, faculty meetings, study groups) that supports district goals and is responsive to the needs of specific school population and needs of teaching staff
? planning collaborative classroom visits (shared observations or shared lesson planning/teaching)
? coordinating data meetings and/or looking at student work sessions
? supporting teachers with learning and implementing instructional strategies reaching a range of learners
? supporting teacher and principal communication with families about the teaching and learning of mathematics
? Support and promote the learning of students by collaborating with the building principal in coordinating Tier 2 instruction.
? Teaching
? Support and promote the learning of students by providing direct instruction.
? Supporting teacher and principal communication with families about the teaching and learning of mathematics.
District responsibilities include:
? Collaborate with K-5 Math Specialist Team & K-5 Math Department Head on district wide curriculum and assessment initiatives
? Plan for and facilitate district-wide professional development

Qualifications include:
? minimum 5 years successful elementary teaching experience
? successful experience teaching mathematics using Investigations in Number, Data, and Space highly desirable
? knowledge of Common Core State Standards including the Standards for Math Practice and the 2011 MA Mathematics Framework
? strong mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge
? thorough knowledge of research-informed mathematics teaching and assessment practices
? understanding of effective professional development and coaching strategies targeted to increasing teacher instructional capacity
? ability to build professional relationships with teachers and inspire teacher trust and confidence when sharing successful math instructional strategies
? highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively with teachers, other K-5 Mathematics Specialists, and K-5 Math Department Head
? strong communication skills
? ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions about instruction and help teachers engage in using data in ways that impact instruction

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
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SEI Endorsement
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information Jennifer Macpherson, K-5 Department Head Math
    40 Kingsbury Street
    Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
    Phone: 781-446-6210
    Email: macphersonj@wellesleyps.org

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