The mission of Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) is to provide exceptional learning opportunities in a diverse community honoring the traditions of Hawai'i. Our work is grounded in HPA's Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Pursuit of Excellence, and Wonder.
Located on Hawaii Island, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, HPA is a co-educational, college-preparatory, day and boarding school that serves kindergarten through 12th grade. Our students live and study within rare landscapes, precious ecosystems, and a mix of world cultures. We embrace these attributes to create unique signature programs, research partnerships, and growth opportunities to empower students with a sense of purpose and the real-world skills to explore and reinvent that purpose over a lifetime. HPA's goal is to be among the greenest of schools and to undertake a leadership role in sustainability education, where our campus serves as a living laboratory that sends engaged citizens and agents of change into the world.
We seek individuals who believe in our school mission and core values and who share our commitment to the children of Hawai'i Island as well as the dynamic young people who come to HPA from around the world.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
We are seeking an experienced educator to fill a position within our Upper School Mathematics department for the 2023-2024 academic year. The ideal candidate should be willing and able to teach the range of standard Upper School Mathematics courses from Algebra I through AP Calculus. Additionally, they should have experience teaching at the high school level and hold a degree in a related discipline. Boarding school and coaching experience are preferred. Upper School teachers at HPA are expected to teach four classes, lead or assist in two athletic or co-curricular season activities, and lead an advisory group according to HPA's curriculum and mission. Our teachers work with students on the continuous development of skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to make effective college, career, and life choices.
All HPA faculty and administrators are required to participate in school-hosted CPR, First Aid, and 14-passenger school bus driver training (in pursuit of a CDL license) and to maintain these credentials throughout their employment at HPA.
This is a faculty (10-month) position.
Bachelor's Degree in Math or Math Education (or related field).
Teaching experience, preferably with high school students.
Ability to differentiate the curriculum to match the needs of all students.
The ability to collaborate with other teachers of the same course, department, and whole faculty.
Proficient written and oral communication skills that can inform families and students to keep them apprised of classroom progress.
Familiarity with a range of modern pedagogical approaches to mathematics education combined with a willingness to adopt an approach that meshes with that of the department.
Familiarity with statistics.
Experience teaching high school students.
Experience teaching in an independent school.
Experience working with international students.
Experience teaching at boarding schools.
Experience working with a lens of Hawaiian culture, sustainability, and DEIB in a curriculum.
HPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, arrest and court record, credit history, status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence, among other things, as provided for by State and Federal law status, arrest and court record, credit history, status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence, among other things, as provided for by State and Federal law.
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Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, founded in 1949, is an independent coeducational school providing a full range of opportunities for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Our boarding program admits students in grades 9 through 12.
The school has two campuses in the town of Waimea (Kamuela) on the island of Hawai`i. The Lower and Middle Schools are located on nine acres in the heart of Hawai`i's ranching country, while the Upper School is located just two miles away on a 200-acre campus at the foot of the Kohala Mountains.