Education Associate, Mathematics - Secondary

Dover, DE 19901, US
Jan 11, 2018
Job Category
Teaching, Math Teacher
Grade Level
High School
Close Date:

Title of Position: Education Associate, Secondary Mathematics

Reports to: Director of K12 Initiatives and Educator Engagement

Description of Position:

The Education Associate for Mathematics will provide leadership in the implementation of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and professional development in mathematics in grades K-12 with specific emphasis at the middle and high school levels. The scope of work will require significant coordination and collaboration both within the Department of Education and with district and school personnel. This individual is a member of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development workgroup in the Academic Support Team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate state meetings and committee work to further the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
  • Work collaboratively with districts and charters and math personnel to support standards-based mathematics curriculum and instruction for all students.
  • Work collaboratively with the Delaware Math Coalition and math specialists to design and deliver a coherent and comprehensive professional development program and Common Core aligned resources for K-12 mathematics teachers, math specialists, and school-based teacher leaders.
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of the Mathematics Common Core Standards.
  • Supervise the Education Teaching Specialist Coaching Project.
  • Design, facilitate, and monitor professional development, in a variety of contexts, and in collaboration with a variety of organizations to ensure implementation of mathematics standards.
  • Collaborate with the Elementary Mathematics Education Associate and across workgroups on mathematics initiatives.
  • Stay current with quality resources, including Open Educational Resources (OERs) and develop and disseminate materials to support best practices in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and professional development with a focus at the secondary school levels.
  • Serve as a representative of Delaware for national collaborative projects and state consortium efforts related to current job responsibilities.
  • Review local curriculum documents for alignment with state standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the Assessment Workgroup, particularly in association with the state assessment system.
  • Coordinate and promote the annual Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science (PAEMST) program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Workgroup Director or the Associate Secretary.

Essential Qualifications and Skills


Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a concentration in curriculum, instruction, and/or professional development and certification in secondary mathematics education; eligible for Delaware Educator Licensure and Certification as a Middle Level Mathematics Teacher or Secondary Mathematics Teacher.


  • Minimum of five years successful teaching in K-12 schools in math or similar experience
  • Firm knowledge of national trends and Common Core Standards at all grade levels K-12
  • Experience with secondary mathematics instruction; especially 6-12
  • Experience with mathematics instruction across the content areas
  • Preferred experience with technical assistance to districts and charters
  • Preferred experience with coordination of teacher professional development programs
  • Knowledge of national and international models of successful mathematics curricula and comprehensive professional development programs for mathematics teachers
  • Leadership experience with successful K-12 mathematics reform initiatives at the school district and/or state-wide level
  • Higher education experience in mathematics teaching, research, or collaboration with pre-service teacher education programs in mathematics


  • Knowledge and skills in best practices of professional development with adult learners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
  • Capable of setting priorities and working under pressure
  • Be able to proactively problem-solve with professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with staff in a tactful and congenial manner
  • Knowledge of the Department's organizational aims and objectives
  • Sensitivity to exercising discretion and confidentiality are essential


Salary will be computed in accordance with the education, experience, and training of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is a condition of state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.


A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The selected candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position's key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.

The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran's status in employment or its programs and activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Department's Human Resource Office, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware, 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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