Middle/High School Math Teacher

Apr 27 2021
Job Description

La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls seeks applicants for school year 2021-2022 for a middle school and high school Mathematics teacher.


The ideal candidate will hold a degree in the subject area or a related field, have teaching experience with both middle and high school students, preferably in an independent school, and be knowledgeable of best practices in education. 



·         Teach up to three sections per term within a 4 x 4 block schedule

o    Currently scheduled courses include: Algebra I (8th and 9th grade); Pre-calculus; Advanced Placement Calculus AB; Personal Finance; and Data Science (statistics and data literacy)

·         Serve as a homeroom teacher and class advisor

·         Contribute to the school’s co-curricular program, e.g. as an athletic coach or club sponsor (e.g. Student Council)

·         Work with students, families, and school staff to promote student success and ensure student well-being

·         Participate in and contribute to general faculty work, such as meetings, planning, student supervision, and professional development


Essential qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in subject area, Education, or related field

·         Evidence demonstrating a successful track record of teaching in any of the grade levels listed above, with willingness to teach both middle school and high school grade levels

·         Evidence demonstrating contributions to a school environment beyond classroom instruction

·         Evidence demonstrating a successful track record as a positive, charismatic adult presence in the lives of young people, with an awareness of the role boundaries between teacher, student, and parent

·         Evidence demonstrating a successful track record as a positive, productive colleague in working with other adults in a school setting

·         Understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, and diversity of Hawai‘i

·         Understanding and appreciation of single-gender school contexts

·         A personal demeanor that demonstrates empathy, industriousness, and kindness

·         Physical presence and ability to begin working in Hawai‘i no later than July 28, 2021


Desirable qualifications:

·         Advanced degree in subject area, Education, or related field

·         Evidence of a successful track record of teaching in both middle and high school grade levels

·         Previous experience in an all-girls independent school environment

·         Previous experience as a leader of a specific school club or team

·         Evidence demonstrating additional expertise in any of the following fields: general educational research; learning neuroscience; educational psychology; curriculum and instruction; diversity, equity, and inclusion; educational technology implementation; or career experience in an area unrelated to teaching that enriches instructional practice


To be considered, interested applicants should submit the following to Dawn Ijiri:

1.        a cover letter indicating interest and describing potential fit

2.        resume

3.        an employment application form, available on the school’s website www.lapietra.edu

Materials may be submitted via email to: [email protected] or via postal mail to: 2933 Poni Moi Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815. Please include the term “SY 21-22 Math (rjh)” in the subject field.


About the school:

Founded in 1964, La Pietra – Hawai‘i School for Girls is a secular independent day school enrolling approximately 160 girls in grades 6-12. The campus is located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, at the foot of Diamond Head state monument, on the grounds of a former estate modeled after an Italian villa, and approximately one quarter-mile from Waikiki beach. The school is continually refining its academic and extra-curricular program to incorporate the notion of ‘educating for purpose,’ keeping the student experience as the primary metric of success. To that end, the school is incorporating the RULER socio-emotional learning program, and is a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.


La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record except as provided by Hawaii Revised Statutes §378-2.5, disability, sexual orientation, military/veterans status, or other grounds protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.