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5th-8th Grade Math Specialist
Various locations
Available immediately

5-8 Math Specialist


ReNEW is seeking Math Specialist candidates who will support 5-8 math instruction by providing targeted math intervention to struggling students to ensure all students have access to high quality curriculum and instruction that will enable them to fulfill ReNEW Schools’ mission.


At ReNEW, we ensure that students are academically and emotionally prepared to access the full range of life choices that are the fundamental right of every child in the city.


At ReNEW Schools, we expect our Math Specialists to:

  • Design High-Quality Small Group Lesson Materials: You will design supplemental lesson materials that target student skill gaps to ensure students can access grade-level content. You are knowledgeable about the Louisiana standards being taught across 3rd-8th grade math and  the pre-requisite skills to master those standards.

  • Deliver High-Quality Small Group Instruction: You will support small groups of students with math support both in the classroom and in small breakout groups.

  • Track Student Performance Data: You will develop an observable system for collecting academic performance data on students in your small group and monitor progress over time. 

  • Adjust Lessons Based on Data: You will regularly check student progress to ensure that students understand the material you are teaching. Your checks for understanding will help you make in-the-moment adjustments to accommodate the learning needs of the students you support. 

  • Communicate Learning Goals: You will share learning goals with the students you support and revisit these goals in a clear and concise way. 

  • Build Relationships & Rapport: You will use your knowledge of students personal attributes to inform and maintain student engagement and performance. 

  • Work Collaboratively: You will work with the core math teacher, math coach, and network director of curriculum and instruction to analyze data and prepare materials.


In addition to the expectations listed above, you will bring the following to our schools and students:

  • Strategic Thinking & Vision –  Sees and communicates the big picture in an inspiring way to students and colleagues.  Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current student performance trends.

  • Organization & Planning –  Plans, organizes, and schedules, in an efficient, productive manner.  Focuses on key priorities.

  • Analytical Skills –  Structures and process qualitative or quantitative student performance data and draws insightful conclusions from it.  Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.

  • Attention to Detail –  Insures that important details do not slip through the cracks or derail a project.

  • Creativity/Innovation –  Generates new and innovative approaches to problems, including instructional design and delivery.

  • Teamwork –  Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

  • Flexibility – Demonstrates the ability to adjust in the moment and the willingness to support with additional responsibilities, if needed.

  • Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.

  • Listening Skills – Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints. 

  • Experience –  At least 3 years of urban math teaching experience with a record of student achievement. Experience with Zearn and/or Illustrative Math preferred.

  • Education –  Bachelor’s degree required.


At ReNEW, we believe our people are the key to our students’ success. We support our staff with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a comprehensive benefits plan that covers the majority of the employee premium for the two medical plans offered. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 401k plan with 4% employer matching.

ReNEW Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

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