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Job Description: Math Teacher

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Job Title: Elementary Math Teacher


Organization Overview:

Atlas is an intentionally diverse, year-round public elementary school that opened in 2021 for curious, creative, and compassionate kids.  Atlas’ mission is to educate the whole child by combining a rigorous academic program with real-world, place-based learning experiences so all students thrive in middle school, high school, and beyond.  Atlas’ academic program is designed to spark creative and critical thinking and engage students in challenging work that is connected across multiple disciplines.  Students participate in authentic, hands-on experiences that are rooted in the local context of St. Louis.  As a result, Atlas students produce beautiful work that is meaningful to them and their community.  Our year-round calendar gives students opportunities to participate in unique experiences that aren’t possible with a traditional school calendar.  All of this leads to students who are academically exceptional, passionate about learning, and truly prepared to thrive.


Role Overview

In this role, you are directly collaborating with the Deans of Instruction, your partner teachers, and the larger Atlas School team.  You aim to bring your teaching experience to the next level of mastery.  Aligned with Atlas’ mission, you will bring your drive, creativity, and growth mindset to help make Atlas’ vision a reality.   


Job Summary

An Atlas Elementary School Math Teacher is a dedicated and passionate educator responsible for creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for elementary school students. This individual will teach foundational mathematical concepts, foster a love for learning, and contribute to the overall academic and personal development of students. In this role, you are directly collaborating with the Deans of Instruction, your partner teachers, and the larger Atlas School team.


Key Job Functions

Curriculum Implementation:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver engaging and developmentally appropriate math lessons to elementary school students.
  • Align instructional materials and activities with established curriculum standards.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of students.


Classroom Management:

  • Establish and maintain a positive and inclusive classroom culture.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies to create a conducive learning environment.
  • Foster a sense of community and respect among students.


Assessment and Feedback:

  • Administer assessments to evaluate students' understanding of mathematical concepts.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to students to support their academic growth.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to analyze assessment data and adjust instructional strategies accordingly.


Individualized Support:

  • Identify students who may need additional support in mathematics and implement targeted instruction.
  • Collaborate with special education and support staff to address the unique needs of individual students.


Incorporation of Technology:

  • Integrate technology tools and resources into the math curriculum to enhance learning experiences.
  • Utilize educational software and applications to reinforce mathematical concepts.
  • Stay current with technological advancements relevant to elementary math education.


Professional Development:

  • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices in math education.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and attend workshops or conferences to enhance teaching skills.


Parent and Community Engagement:

  • Establish and maintain open communication with parents regarding curriculum, student progress, and upcoming activities.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and other school events.
  • Collaborate with the broader community to enhance students' learning experiences outside the classroom.


Collaboration with Colleagues:

  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, administrators, and support staff to create a cohesive learning environment.
  • Participate in grade-level or departmental meetings to coordinate curriculum and instructional strategies.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative school culture.



  • Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Teaching credential or certification.
  • Possess a deep understanding of elementary-level mathematical concepts, curriculum standards, and instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching methods that engage students and facilitate their understanding of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse learning needs and styles of students in the classroom.
  • Possess strong classroom management skills to create a positive and conducive learning environment.
  • Stay updated on technological advancements and effectively integrate educational technology tools into math lessons.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, adaptability, and a genuine passion for teaching.

In order to teach at Atlas Public Schools, you must:

  • Provide an official transcript demonstrating graduating from an undergraduate institution
  • Provide evidence of passing the Elementary Education Multi-Content MEGA test including each of the following subtests:
    • 007 Elementary Education: English Language Arts Subtest
    • 008 Elementary Education: Mathematics Subtest
    • 009 Elementary Education: Science Subtest
    • 010 Elementary Education: Social Studies Subtest 
    • Pass a background check complete Family Care Safety Registry
    • Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States


What we offer you:

  • Join a community where whole-child education takes center stage, and where place-based learning, integrated studies, and authentic hands-on experiences are at the core of continuous innovation. 
  • Have opportunities to get out of the box you have been teaching in, implement your ideas, and incorporate new learning methods.  
  • Earn competitive compensation and health, dental, and vision benefits.



Atlas Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.   


If you are up for your next challenge and ready to join the Atlas family and embark on this journey with us?  If so, please apply by clicking HERE or click the button below.

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