|Math Middle/High School Teacher- Grade 7-12
|Big Sky Discovery Academy: in Big Sky, Montana
|Bachelor’s Degree Math Education and a valid 7-12 teacher certification
|$40,000 – 45,000 annual salary +benefits
|Monday – Friday, Full Time
About Discovery Academy:
Big Sky Discovery Academy is an independent nonprofit 503(c) school enrolling about 70 students in pre-K through 12th grade; the middle and high schools enroll approximately twenty students. The school opened in 2014 and graduated its first senior class in 2020. Our middle school classroom is multi-age with students in sixth through eighth grades. While Big Sky Discovery Academy is not accredited by the state of Montana, our multi-age, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade classroom works with the University of Nebraska High School (UNHS): a college-prep high school offering quality education and academic services to students. Discovery Academy teachers supplement the online-based learning with high levels of support and supervision and work with students to develop course-completion schedules that focus on mastery of content.
The Middle/High School Math Teacher is an essential member of the Discovery Academy team and works directly with the Upper School Director and other teaching staff. All teaching staff members are responsible for planning and implementing a personalized learning experience for all students. Discovery Academy staff also serve as student mentors to develop the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students as they begin to prepare for life after high school. Other duties that the Upper School Director or Head of School may be assigned will include field trip planning, outdoor learning experiences, and curriculum development.
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative educator who has a strong background in project-based learning, assessing and implementing an online curriculum and is interested in developing individualized lessons that include the outdoor environment of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the local community of Big Sky. Strong interest in creating a classroom culture of academic excellence, student engagement, a growth mindset, and an individualized mastery-based classroom and school community. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching a multi-age classroom setting, developing curriculum, and utilizing multi-faceted resources aligned to common core or state standards.
The candidate must be willing to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively in writing, through newsletters, and face-to-face with all school community members including families, students, and staff. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate a willingness to adapt to new ideas and shared lesson planning. Experience in Nordic or alpine skiing and/or outdoor education preferred.
Position requires a demonstrated ability to:
- Monitor student progress using fall, winter, and spring assessment tools and adjust instruction accordingly for each student.
- Effectively communicate with families in a proactive, positive, and professional manner
- Facilitate student learning across grade levels in a multi-age classroom
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff
- Embrace an inquiry and project-based learning perspective
- Develop and implement curriculum
- Take the lead in classroom culture development
- Create a classroom culture that allows students to feel empowered to grow and learn