Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive. The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit. It is an intentionally international school with 50% of students from 20 countries, 50% from 18 US states including a number of local day students from the Sedona area.
Here at Verde Valley School, set amidst the inimitable red rocks of Sedona, we call our type of education “IB + Dirt”. This unique curriculum is delivered by a talented and energetic faculty 100% invested in delivering a holistic education that prepares their students for a life beyond college as positive change agents of the world.
At the heart of VVS is an experienced, motivated and caring faculty. Possessing a variety of life experiences, strengths and cultures, the VVS faculty are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to providing a project-based, student-centered program. We are always interested in receiving employment inquiries from talented educators who share our mission.
1. Job Title: Full-Time High School Math Position (IB Math)
High School Math (IB Math: 11th – 12th grades – combination of HL/SL)
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision and 403B
Job Type: Full-time, Contract
Location: Sedona, AZ USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: IB Boarding School
Preferred Education Level: Masters
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school math teacher to teach IB Math. Topics include, but are not limited to: algebra, functions and equations, circular functions and trigonometry, vectors, statistics and probability, calculus, and one additional course to be determined. All courses are taught with an inquiry-based approach with the teacher guiding students to question, explore, collect and analyze data. The IB Math course is a two-year course that culminates with the completion of IB assessments in the senior year.
The ideal candidate is someone who loves engaging adolescents of all abilities in the study of math and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. In addition to classroom teaching, each faculty member supervises students one evening per week, one weekend per month, and twice each week for campus work jobs. Each faculty member leads one extracurricular activity or sport twice each week and is responsible for advising 4-5 students. Most faculty members lead a 2-week wilderness and service trip throughout the southwest each November. Meals in our dining hall are provided. On-campus housing may be available, space permitting.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
IB or pre-IB program experience
Experience teaching high school math using an inquiry-based approach
Experience working in a residential setting
Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
Experience teaching non-native English speakers
Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
This position begins August 2018.
Please send cover letter and resume via email with subject heading: “Math Position Application” to:
Lori Perkins: email@example.com.
No phone calls or faxes please.