Middle Years Mathematics & Science Teacher

$42,000 - $47,000 yearly
  • High Meadows School
  • Roswell, GA
  • Feb 28, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

High Meadows School in North Atlanta (Roswell), Georgia seeks a Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher (grades 6-8) to start August 2023. The school takes pride in hiring dynamic, compassionate, and diverse faculty and staff who are among the finest in their areas of expertise.

School’s Mission Statement

To celebrate and perpetuate each individual’s quest for knowledge and skill, sense of wonder, and connection to the natural environment. We empower each to be a compassionate, responsible, and active global citizen.


Our educators are experienced, energetic, and collaborative individuals who follow a constructivist, progressive educational philosophy which is student-centered and holds kids to high and reasonable standards. We look for educators who maintain excellent relationships with families, work successfully within a team, understand developmentally appropriate practices for students, recognize the educational value of the natural environment and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their teaching practice. At High Meadows, we believe that children possess a drive for cognitive, physical, and social engagement—a drive that is developed and enhanced by an environment that promotes academic challenge, creativity, personal responsibility, and a positive self-image.

Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements

Must be motivated, nurturing, creative, self-directed and a collaborative team member. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a passion and energy for teaching children. Desire to play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life and the life of the school. Ability to clearly communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a teaching partnership. Ability to nurture and challenge each student. Model continuous learning, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Understand academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development milestones of children. Understand positive discipline in a progressive educational setting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher adheres to the school philosophy recognizing the developmental nature of childhood growth and each child’s need for belonging; they have a particular knowledge of, and appreciation for, the uniqueness of adolescents and adolescence.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher works in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of High Meadows School around approaches to learning/teaching, progressive teaching, and the Positive Discipline approach to behavior.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher is responsible for supervision and direct instruction in Mathematics & Science (including but not limited to Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science), student assessment, narratives, communication with parents, and parent-student-teacher conferences.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher works in collaboration with the Middle Years team, both within and across academic disciplines, and is responsible for student learning, classroom instruction, and curriculum implementation in Mathematics.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher provides instruction for Mini Courses, or electives, during each 6-week session.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher chaperones overnight trips with 6th, 7th and/or 8th grade students.
  • The Middle Years Mathematics & Science teacher will work with the Middle Years team to design learning environments that are focused on creativity and innovation, striving to challenge students to a deeper thinking level and to develop a yearning for greater understanding.

The Campus

High Meadows School sits on 42 wooded acres in Roswell. The school is housed in several buildings spread across the two meadows on the property. We have an active barnyard on campus, serving as the home for horses, sheep, bunnies, chickens, goats, and pigs. Faculty and staff must be comfortable traveling between buildings in all types of weather, participating in outdoor activities on the meadows and in the forest, and intermingling with animals.

Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required
Minimum of three to five current, consecutive years as a full-time teacher in Math/Science. Bachelor’s degree required; preference given to those with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. Collaborative and interdisciplinary instruction experience a must.

Preferences given to applicants with:

  • Experience as a constructivist educator
  • Experience as a teacher in a progressive school setting
  • Experience teaching middle school
  • Current GA Teaching Certification

Salary commensurate with experience and education; master's degree or a PHD degree are a plus.

Please send (1) cover letter indicating interest and educational philosophy, and (2) resume to: Matt Nuttall, mycareers@highmeadows.org. (Please, no phone calls. Only candidates selected for the next step will be contacted.)

High Meadows School does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, sex, age or sexual orientation in employment, admission of students or in providing its services in any manner.

For more information about High Meadows School, please visit www.highmeadows.org.