We’re Hiring a STEM teacher (emphasis Math)!

Part Time STEM Teacher (with an emphasis in Math) – Job Summary

The Pearl Remote Democratic High School is a personally relevant and student-centered educational experience. Students benefit from being part of a dynamic international learning community while supported by mentors, educators, and professionals. Our students are prepared for whatever life they choose.

As a teacher at The Pearl, you share control of the classroom with your students and co-create knowledge. Students have a say in class rules, what is studied, and how learning takes place. Your role is to help them feel welcome, competent, and to keep them excited about learning while developing critical thinking skills. Using your expertise in Math, you will differentiate instruction to meet students where they are. Classes are multi-age and limited to 10 students and meet twice per week.

This is a contract position for a 10-week online course (3 hours/week). This part-time contract position gives you the flexibility to stay engaged in other activities or employment, while still sharing your knowledge and fostering a love of learning in high school-age teens. You will also receive extensive professional development in democratic education. Additionally, as a teacher at The Pearl, you will have a voice in school policies and procedures. Pay is competitive with adjunct positions. The salary is comparable to adjunct positions in the US, and classes are capped at 10 students.

Job Responsibilities

  • Honor the philosophy of democratic education at all times; if you need help doing reach out to the Director for guidance.

  • Differentiate instruction to ensure all students are able to understand the material covered.

  • Foster students’ creativity, competence, autonomy, and sense of belonging in your courses. Encourage students to take academic and intellectual risks. 

  • Be flexible and adaptable. Students’ interests will morph as they learn, courses need to change with them. 

  • Connect Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to students’ areas of interest.

  • Co-create Math & Physics course(s) with students based on their strengths, interests, and challenges.

  • Collaborate with other teachers and staff to support students in developing interdisciplinary projects.

  • Maintain appropriate records monitoring growth, strengths, and needs – in an organized, efficient manner ­– for every student (Note: Narratives will be given instead of grades, training will be provided).

  • Identify and implement innovative software to create an engaging online learning environment

  • Participate in weekly team meetings and monthly professional development offered by The Pearl

  • Be a champion for The Pearl and our mission to make democratic education accessible to students anywhere in the world.

  • Communicate with students via systems and processes put in place by the school.

Job Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in the appropriate field
  • Expertise in implementing project-based learning
  • Expertise in teaching Algebra – Calculus
  • Demonstrated success teaching diverse populations including those with different learning needs
  • Demonstrated success creating a highly engaging experiential online learning experience
  • Expert level of technology
  • Reliable high-speed internet and computer
  • Ability to teach 1-2 courses starting September 4, 2024
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings at 9:30 am US Central on Tuesdays, monthly professional development, and occasional meetings with parents
  • Ability to pass a background check


  • PhD in relevant field
  • Experience teaching (or learning) in a democratic classroom
  • Experience teaching Indigenous students
  • Experience working in a field relevant to the course(s) you are teaching
  • Proficiency with Google Classroom
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

 To Apply:

Please send your resume, 3 references, a sample project-based learning lesson plan, and a cover letter (or 3-5 minute video introduction) describing your academic qualifications and professional experiences, and how you will bring value to The Pearl students.

Application Deadline July 26, 2024

Position Contact Name: Robin Harwick, PhD

Contact Email: drharwick@thepearlhighschool.org

The Pearl is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran statu

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