At Ascend, we’re excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and guide students to think their own way through to answers.
The assistant director of elementary school math adapts, curates, creates and paces research-based lower school math curricula, which support inquiry-based learning. He or she creates and refines assessments; supports deans and school directors with the implementation of curricula; develops materials for professional development in these curricula; assists with school-based professional development on an as-needed basis; and, in collaboration with other members of the math team as well as the data and analytics team, uses academic data to adjust and focus instruction.
Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend
Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,000 students across 12 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.
To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.
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The assistant director of elementary mathematics will create, refine, curate, and pace commercial and “Ascend-developed” math programs that form the basis of the three-part Ascend math program: math workshop, math and number stories (CGI). Additionally, the assistant director of elementary mathematics will:
Staff and reporting relationships
The assistant director of elementary school math shall report to Ascend’s managing director of mathematics and collaborate closely with other members of the math team, the curriculum team, deans of instruction at each school, Ascend’s director of data and analytics, and other members of Ascend’s schools Team.
Diversity at Ascend
Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.
Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit www.ascendschools.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend.