Careers at Sussex

Faculty and staff at Sussex are highly engaged and enjoy the flexibility, challenge, and creativity associated with progressive education. "Thinking uncommonly and acting exceptionally” is a shared ethos of many students and staff.

The following positions are open at Sussex:


Fifth–Eighth Grade Mathematics and Homeroom Teacher (2020–2021)


  • Full Time, 40 Hours a week

  • Salary Range:  $35,000-$44,000, depending on education and experience


Sussex School seeks a fifth–eighth-grade mathematics and homeroom teacher. The middle school program at Sussex School offers an enriching educational atmosphere that supports critical thinking, creativity, courage, and citizenship in its students and teachers. Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy the flexibility, autonomy, and creativity associated with progressive education. 


The Sussex School mathematics teacher seeks out opportunities for team teaching and works closely with teachers of other disciplines. The mathematics teacher leads our award-winning MATHCOUNTS team and is responsible for some after-school mathematics support for upper elementary students. The mathematics teacher also serves as a homeroom advisor for one of the middle school classes, which includes leading class field trips, organizing service-learning events, and facilitating other school-related expeditions.


Sussex School teachers and students have a shared ethos of “thinking uncommonly and acting exceptionally.” In addition, successful Sussex School teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real-life’ into their classrooms, have a ready sense of humor, enjoy and value the arts and outdoors, and seek out professional development and leadership opportunities.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in mathematics or mathematics-related field

  • Experience teaching middle school mathematics

  • Strong skills in teaching applications of mathematics, including an emphasis on using appropriate technology and hands-on learning

  • Passion for student-centered, differentiated instruction

  • Commitment to progressive teaching/learning with or without the use of textbooks

  • An ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all Sussex School community stakeholders


If you wish to join our fun and hardworking team, please send a cover letter (including a statement of educational philosophy), résumé, and three references to Co-Director Daphne Braun at Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged. 


The position is open until filled. 

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Substitutes for all grade are needed at Sussex. Please send a resume to

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Providing a progressive education for

K-8 students in Missoula, Montana.


Phone: 406-549-8327

Address: 1800 S. 2nd Street W

Missoula, MT 59801-1532

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