Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Our new Head of School has brought a clear educational vision, a global perspective, experience at both traditional boarding and international start-up schools, and a strengthened focus on developing the whole student through a balanced, intentional, and purposeful curriculum. The foundation that has made Kents Hill one of the oldest boarding schools in the country, caring and deeply engaged faculty members who truly know each student, is stronger than ever. Our 225 students grades 9-PG hail from 25 states and over 20 countries. Our small size allows for a transformative educational experience rooted in community, character, and values. Our academic leadership team supports teachers, while also encouraging all members of the community to be lifelong learners.
This position, with a start date of August 2019, will join a strong STEAM department and have the opportunity to lead an existing Mathematics team and build a Computer Science program from the ground up. Our Mathematics offerings begin with Algebra 1 and lead through AP BC Calculus. We are looking for an individual who is equally excited to teach higher level math courses, including computational math, and innovative computer science classes. This full-time teaching position will lead the Mathematics/Computer Science Department and will also advise a group of students, actively participate in the residential life program, and assist with extracurricular activities.
The ideal candidate will be:
An expert in their field with a passion for teaching students to share their love for mathematics and technology.
Committed to developing in all Kents Hill students the kinds of sophisticated problem-solving and critical-thinking strategies needed for success in college and beyond.
Excited to actively collaborate in innovative curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment.
Able to teach high-level math through the incorporation of real-world applications.
Knowledgeable of diverse programming languages leading to tangible student outcomes such as web pages, 3D printing and fabrication, animation, games, and apps.
Committed to the entire student experience and wanting to engage with students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Interested in coaching two sports with a preference given to candidates with experience with Lacrosse, Soccer, Fencing, Dance, or Field Hockey.
Culturally competent with skills for engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Subject Line: Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher and Department Chair
About Kents Hill School
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory, boarding and day school
Grades 9-12, plus a postgraduate year option
250 students strong, from 50+ Maine communities, 25 states and 15 countries
Class sizes of 6-16; the average class size is 11
Excellent college preparatory academic program, with regular and honors classes in all disciplines, and foundation courses in Spanish and math
13 Advanced Placement courses (including studio art, computer science and environmental science)
Unique Environmental Studies program
Strong visual and performing arts programs, with the Bodman Performing Arts Center in Newton Hall, Bass Arts Center and the Williams Woodworking Studio
Comprehensive ESL and International programs
Excellent Learning Skills program for students with mild to moderate learning differences
Exchange programs with schools in England, France, and South Africa
96 percent matriculation rate to four-year colleges in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world. Three percent take gap years or play juniors ice hockey; one percent attend two-year colleges.