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University School of Nashville

Lower School Math Specialist – August 2021

University School of Nashville


Job Summary

University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Lower School Math Specialist. The Math Specialist will serve as a resource for K-4 classroom teachers in the teaching and learning of mathematics; guide implementation and analysis of math assessments for teaching; work with faculty to develop and deliver an instructional scope and sequence that supports meaningful differentiation; to provide direct intervention for students who are most in need of targeted support; and engage in K-12 conversations about best practices in mathematics instruction.

University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,080 students kindergarten through twelfth grade.  In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville. 

USN’s midtown location adjacent to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us each day of our beginnings 106 years ago in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.

In the USN community, students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include fostering a culture of expertise, excitement, and collaboration around early mathematics; supporting teachers in building, developing, and strengthening mathematical teaching practices; analyzing assessment data and work with teachers to inform grade-level instruction; and guiding implementation, interpretation, and instructional response in relation to fact fluency assessments. The Math Specialist will serve on the Lower School Student Support Team; lead the Math Vertical Team in exploration of resources, practices, and implementation; and plan and provide professional development opportunities for faculty and teaching assistants.


We seek applicants who honor individual learning styles, are able to work effectively on a team, have advanced communication skills, and creatively use the latest educational research. Applicants must have a degree in elementary education, either at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Additional Information


In addition to competitive salaries, University School of Nashville offers a full range of benefits including:

  • health, dental, vision insurance and HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off and school breaks
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at  To learn more about USN, visit our website at


  • Date Posted: February 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2021