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Upper School Math Teacher
Job Type:
Full Time
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Job Description:

Position: Upper School Math Teacher

Type: 80%-Full Time, 10-month, salaried position - exempt

Start Date: August 14, 2019

At St. Andrew’s Schools, Upper School (6-12) Mathematics teacher develops an inspiring, engaging, and challenging curriculum for middle and high school-aged students within a warm and nurturing learning environment.  The teacher must have the capacity to teach all levels of Mathematics ranging from Algebra to Advanced Placement Calculus. The teacher develops unit and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and facilitates learning by establishing a relationship with students through daily interaction.  The teacher is skilled in personalizing instruction to inspire, engage, and challenge each child to amplify and realize her full potential in becoming a confident learner, creative thinker, and compassionate leader. She/he is knowledgeable about the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional developmental stages of adolescent children and skillfully engages in developmentally appropriate practices and adapts his/her instruction and his/her day-to-day engagement with students to meet every child’s needs in an all-girls context.  


The classroom teacher is professional, collaborative, and supportive of the Upper School through her/his contributions. The teacher participates actively in professional development opportunities and reflective teaching practices; s/he is committed to working with all students and celebrates the diversity of St. Andrew’s Schools as reflected in our students, faculty, staff, and extended ‘ohana. She/he is comfortable managing the demands and pressures of the position. Teachers at St. Andrew’s model flexibility, resilience, integrity and moral courage,  a growth mindset, mindfulness, and technological competence to our students in and outside the classroom. This position assumes that all general expectations and Basic Teacher Expectations (refer to Faculty Handbook) for all classroom teachers will be met.


About St. Andrew’s Schools

St. Andrew’s Schools is a family of three schools, The Priory, The Prep and The Preschool, and is a place where each child is known and understood and celebrated for their unique talents. Each school provides a nurturing learning environment for students and builds a rich family community that represents a diverse range of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


A transformational thinker and leader, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani founded St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls (The Priory) in 1867, making it the oldest all-girls school on O?ahu. Celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, The Priory continues to develop confident and creative thinkers and compassionate leaders through an innovative and individualized educational program for girls, grades K through 12.


St. Andrew’s Prep for Boys (The Prep) opened in the fall of 2014 and offers single-gender classes designed specifically for boys in grades K through 6. The Prep, located on Queen Emma Square, actively engages young boys in a learning environment that builds upon their strengths and interests.


Named after our founder Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, the Queen Emma Preschool nurtures a love of learning through joyful discovery and play for children ages 2 through 5. The beautiful Nu?uanu campus provides a foundational and natural learning environment designed to nourish a child’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.


St. Andrew’s Schools is seeking a candidate who has a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mathematics, or equivalent in the subject area and proven years of experience working with adolescent children. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize instructional best practices.  He/she will have proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office, Google tools, e-mail, and Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems such as Canvas and PowerSchool. He/she must be knowledgeable about best practices in implementing educational technology in the classroom.


Specific requirements include:

  • Teaches several Mathematics courses including Algebra I, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and AP Calculus

  • Collaborates with Math Department members to support the 6-12 educational program.

  • Adheres to and promotes the mission, vision, and educational philosophy of St. Andrew’s Schools.

  • Creates a vibrant, active, and engaging learning environment in and out of the classroom, using research-based, developmentally appropriate teaching methodologies to engender critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of middle and high school curriculum and instructional methodologies and proven ability to modify and develop curricular materials in Math classes.

  • Prepares course objectives and outlines course of study following curriculum guidelines, curriculum maps, and any school requirements as guided by the mission of St. Andrew’s Schools.

  • Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum and maintains and updates classroom Canvas (website) on a weekly basis.

  • Prepares and administers a variety of assessments; records results and provides timely feedback on students’ progress to students, parents, and colleagues.

  • Tailors instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

  • Creates a warm and welcoming learning environment by facilitating the creation of group agreements in the classroom and actively guiding and supporting student interactions and relationships.

  • Maintains order in the classroom and throughout common campus areas.

  • Communicates and collaborates with the counselor, team teachers, and principal when students face academic and/or behavioral challenges.

  • Discusses students’ academic and behavioral progress and areas for growth with parents/guardians.

  • Maintains all records pertaining to student learning, attendance, and records of students’ progress.

  • Communicates (orally and in writing) with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues about curriculum, students, and child development issues.

  • Demonstrates good judgment concerning sensitive information and maintains confidentiality when needed.

  • Displays a sensitive, cooperative and flexible demeanor in interactions with others.

  • Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques by reading professional journals, and attendance at professional conferences, workshops and courses.

  • Demonstrates professionalism through reliability, punctuality, participation in meetings and staff development opportunities.

  • Demonstrates professionalism in personal appearance and self-care.

  • Maintains personal integrity and respectful attitude in professional relationships.

  • Communicates in a punctual.professional, and friendly manner with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and external community members.

  • Collaborates with all departments and offices as required.

  • Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the Upper School Principal.

How to Apply

To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to nfield@standrewsschools.org. Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee”. Include St. Andrew’s Schools Upper School Mathematics Teacher in the subject line. All submissions will be received in confidence.


Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about our school, please visit www.standrewsschools.org.


Applicant Requirements:
4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:
School Name:
St. Andrew's Schools - The Priory
Street Address:
224 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
Head of School:
Dr. Ruth Fletcher
Founding Date:
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Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Girls Only
Grade Levels:
K thru 12th
International Students Accepted:
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Stephanie Jones
Admissions Email:
03/25/2019 10:47 AM 06/30/2022
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