The Wheeler School, a co-ed. N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, RI, is seeking a full-time Upper School Mathematics teacher. Founded by visionary educator and artist Mary C. Wheeler in 1889, Wheeler is a school committed to challenging academics, a rich performing and visual arts curriculum, and innovation. Our urban campus is supplemented by a 120-acre farm campus, which is the site of seven fields, tennis courts, a field house, and provides many experiential learning opportunities for students of all ages.
Ideal candidates for faculty and staff positions at Wheeler are people with a sense of humor, warmth, and humility. They are excellent communicators, with empathy for others and an ability to listen and respond with good intuition and with the help of colleagues. They are ambitious and hard-working, committed to supporting students by offering help and creating new opportunities. When developing curriculum and programming, our faculty and staff members are curious, striving each year to stretch and grow, to implement new ideas that improve the Wheeler experience. In the end, they love to spend their days with young people, and enjoy all that the Wheeler community - creative, energetic, dynamic, and diverse - has to offer
The Lower School Technology Facilitator has three crucial and evolving components, in addition to other responsibilities, in the Wheeler and Hamilton Lower Schools:
Being a leader in and promoter of academic technology integration, especially helping the division heads clarify the role of technology integration in the Lower School and the skills and abilities every fifth grader should possess when graduating.
Serving as a reliable collaborator with faculty on technology integration helping them to become independent and confident users of technology in the classroom.
Searching for and/or creating engaging and timely teacher training and professional development, while working with the Lower School administration to develop a technology learning culture in the Wheeler and Hamilton divisions.
As a leader/promoter of academic technology integration, this person will:
Keep current on developments and trends in educational technology.
Model use of educational technology for faculty.
Present regularly at team, division, and at times all-school meetings.
Collaborate with the library department and its use of education technology.
Above all, collaborate with the division head to have education technology goals for the division that are consistent with the Strategic Design.
As a partner with faculty in technology integration, this person will:
Collaborate with faculty in creating learning experiences that integrate technology including assisting, problem-solving, and assessing these experiences.
Work with the technology and library departments and programs like the DIB Lab to promote Lower School education integration and to help to assure the interests of the Lower School are considered.
As a collaborator with Lower School Administrators in creating a culture of professional learning around educational technology to foster enthusiasm for, curiosity in and independence with educational technology, this person will:
Work with Lower School administrators to establish technology competencies for all faculty and staff.
Communicate to both divisional faculties the importance of these competencies.
Assist faculty and staff to develop and surpass these basic competencies levels.
Other duties and responsibilities:
Informal help with technology issues
Create and manage student accounts for applications and subscriptions as needed
Yearly setup of report card template and management of report card system for the division
General duties expected of all Lower School faculty and staff
Attend department, division, and all-school meetings
To be negotiated with the Division Heads
Candidates should have familiarity with:
This is a 12-month position with specific summer responsibilities spelled out by the technology department and division heads.
Reports to: Lower School division head, Hamilton Lower School division head.
Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency At Wheeler
We actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in the belief that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhance learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further the overall diversity and cultural competency within our community through hiring. Salary to be determined based on experience and education.
The Wheeler School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
The ideal candidate will have these professional characteristics and qualities:
Bachelor’s degree is required
Demonstrated track record being a highly competent teacher
Strong communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Professional courage, curiosity, passion, and energy
Demonstrated track record of innovation
Knowledge of design teaching and learning principles
Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Strong organizational and time management skills
Willingness to jump in and help department members, faculty, and staff
About The Wheeler School
The Wheeler School is a Nursery through Grade 12 co-ed independent day school founded in 1889 in Providence, Rhode Island located on College Hill on the East Side of Providence. Wheeler is comprised of four divisions, Lower School (N-5), Middle School (6-8), Upper School (9-12), and Hamilton School (1-8), the latter a special school- within-a-school for students with learning differences. We are a vibrant, joyous family with exceptional Fine and Performing Arts, Athletics for grades 6-12, Summer Programs open to the public, and numerous curricular and co-curricular choices for our students. Our programs are creative, innovative, and challenging.