Mathematics Specialist
Job Type

Do you want to grow your career in An American Classical Education, helping students to live responsible, courageous, and virtuous lives? Ascent Classical Academies is currently seeking a Mathematics Specialist for its K-12 Douglas County campus in Lone Tree, Colorado. 

Reporting to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (DCIA), the Mathematics Specialist primarily supports K-7 teachers in delivering effective math instruction with fidelity to Ascent’s mathematics curriculum. The ideal candidate is a master teacher with experience coaching and mentoring staff in explicit math instruction. The Mathematics Specialist will complete both routine tasks (teacher observations and debriefings, coordinating and administering math assessments, etc.) and larger projects of the network-wide curriculum and instruction team supporting all Ascent schools in Colorado. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Continuously evaluate, recommend improvements of, and facilitate initial and ongoing training of Ascent‘s K-7 math program for teachers, school leaders, and instructional coaches. 
  • Provide ongoing formal and informal observations, co-teaching, modeling, and coaching of K-7 math teaching. 
  • Provide guidance and support to site-level instructional coaches interfacing with math instruction. 
  • Provide actionable feedback/reports of mathematics curriculum and instructional effectiveness to teachers, school leaders, and corporate leadership. 
  • Attend weekly curriculum and instruction team meetings to identify and resolve challenges, provide updates, track academic data, and initiate and prioritize projects. 
  • Maintain mathematics components of curricular bill of materials, supply lists, and academic program guide. 
  • Remain up to date on training and research regarding evidence-based mathematics curricula and instructional approaches. 
  • Remain flexible to support projects and processes of the curriculum and instruction team. 
  • As needed, support mathematics instructional coaches at other Ascent network campuses with regular communication and guidance. 

About Ascent Classical Academies

Ascent Classical Academies partners with a network of classical charter schools based in Colorado delivering a content-rich curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, with underlying principles in the Western tradition of the study of history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts. Our American Classical Education includes, among other things, the study of Latin; a rich examination of American literary, moral, philosophical, political, and historical tradition; and a school culture centered upon moral virtue, respect, discipline, and studiousness among students and faculty alike. Ascent Classical Academy charter schools currently serve approximately 1,700 students in K-12 campuses located in the Denver and Fort Collins areas of Colorado, with significant expansion planned throughout Colorado, the Carolinas, and beyond.


Ascent Classical Academies are dedicated to the intellectual and moral betterment of students and encourage teachers to take their own moral and intellectual improvement seriously as part of a supportive and excellence-driven culture. At Ascent Classical Academy charter schools, well-educated and articulate faculty utilize direct instruction to convey real knowledge to students using traditional teaching methods. Teachers enjoy a wide array of resources as they create their own lessons within the content-rich curriculum to engage students in a positive and virtue-imbued learning experience in the liberal arts. General education grammar school teachers experience the joy of mastering the key elements of their instruction, such as explicit phonics, Singapore math, Core Knowledge history and science, and English grammar with support from peers within the school and other Ascent Classical Academy network schools.

Desired Start Date: Immediately, or a summer 2023 start in order to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Faculty and staff pre-service training begins August 1, 2023.

Employment Type and Schedule: Exempt, Full-time, year-round with reduced responsibilities in the summer

Location: Lone Tree, Colorado

Base Salary Range: $48,000 to $54,000 annually

Benefits Available:

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Employee-only coverage for group medical, dental, and vision plan; dependent coverage available
  • Health savings account with employer contributions
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance plans
  • Retirement investment account with employer match
  • Paid time off for a wide array of health reasons for employees and dependents, consistent with the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act and Colorado FAMLI law
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Free employee benefit and healthcare guidance
  • Paid leave for qualifying events under the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Robust faculty and staff training including several weeks of on-site training

All employees at Ascent Classical Academies are responsible for modeling the intellectual and moral atmosphere of the company and affiliated schools, with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to the development of virtue in young people.

  • Three or more years of math teaching experience, in a classical setting preferred 
  • Singapore math experience strongly preferred
  • Experience coaching teachers in math instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to implement instructional strategies that enhance student learning
  • Experience evaluating and recommending K-7 math curriculum 
  • Familiarity with CO state math standards, assessments, and law impacting math curriculum and instruction
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Post-offer, satisfactory background check as required by state law and Colorado Department of Education
  • Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal arts education
  • Alignment with ACA’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to model moral character in line with the school’s core virtues and the pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful
  • Adherence to all ACA policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook, and all applicable school and board policies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Willingness to continually learn and to empower colleagues
  • Demonstrated team player
  • High level of professionalism in dress and behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment