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Middle School Math Specialist

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

The Math Specialist will provide Bernard Zell Middle School students with math instruction and guidance rooted in best-practice educational standards and pedagogy. The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations and math instruction, will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be able and willing to jump into a collaborative planning and teaching process, and be an active member of the life of the school.  The position will require a deep understanding of curriculum and content, creativity, flexibility, and a strong background in mathematical pedagogy and in working with students with diverse learning needs. Strong collaborative skills are essential for this position, including regular communication with teachers, families, and private providers. This teacher should be prepared to differentiate learning for a wide range of children’s abilities and interests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach, and support math interventions
  • Work collaboratively within Student Services and the Middle School math team, and maintain a caseload to support students in need of math intervention
  • Partner with teachers to support differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles
  • Maintain regular documentation, communication, and monitoring of student progress

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with math teachers and specialists across divisions
  • Organize and maintain data collection for math assessments and interventions
  • Use of multiple sources of data to inform short-and long-term decisions


  • Support pluralistic Jewish education
  • Fulfill co-curricular responsibilities including lunch, recess, and other community duties

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Valid Illinois Teaching certificate required
  • Degree, endorsement and/or certificate in special education (LBS1) required; graduate-level work preferred
  • Degree, endorsement and/or certificate in math instruction preferred


  • Minimum 2 years classroom teaching experience required
  • Experience teaching math in the middle school grades required
  • Proven track record of strong mathematical pedagogy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of child development and best practices in education
  • Willingness to keep current through appropriate professional development
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Knowledge and experience with the implementation of a math workshop model

How to apply: Please send a resume to

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P.O. Box 22

Northbrook, IL 60065

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