Classroom Teacher - Vision Academy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher
Job Location: Lansdowne
Beginning: Aug 16, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Grades 4-8 with Science Concentration
Certificate: General Science 7-12
District: Vision Academy Charter School
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Telephone: 484-466-2630
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Position Summary
Vision Academy Charter School seeks dynamic and passionate middle school science teachers to make a huge impact in their students’ lives. Vision Academy Charter School teachers work to create a warm and welcoming school culture driven by student achievement and are committed to outrageously high expectations and high support for students.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement Vision’s curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
  • Develop rigorous lesson plans, homework assignments, and assessments
  • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate in grade-level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Form and maintain relationships with students’ families, including phone calls, conferences, and visits.
  • Participate in on-going professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Tutor students on an individual basis and sponsor an afterschool club.
Qualifications
  • Ability to adjust instructional strategies to reach year-end goals
  • Receptiveness to feedback and a desire to continuously improve
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • A belief that all students should be held to high standards
  • A positive attitude and a drive for personal excellence
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom environment
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Must have or be working towards teacher certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in the subject area
  • Classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting
  • Documented experience using data-driven instruction to achieve significant student gains
  • Documented experience, knowledge, skills using technology to improve instruction
  • Documented Experience and knowledge with Core Knowledge Sequence is preferred
Physical Requirements
Standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things near and far away, stooping, kneeling, fine finger and hand manipulation using a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board, Smartboard, or projector.

Application Process
Candidates should apply electronically by email at hr@vacharter.org. No paper applications will be accepted.  
Vision Academy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information, please visit www.vacharter.org.

What Sets Us Apart
At Vision Academy Charter School, we know that excellent teachers make excellent schools. We work to create an enriching, rewarding work environment to encourage effective teaching and happy teachers. We also provide professional development opportunities like job-embedded coaching, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.

Compensation Package
  • Starting base salary ($51,000) is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • A School Sponsored Health Care Benefits Plan (100% of the Premium Paid by School for the entire family)
  • 403 (b) Plan for retirement with 5% School matching. 
  • $2000 additional stipend for hard to fill positions (Math, Science, SPED, Tech)
  • A performance-based retention pay program (up to $3000) to award teachers' efforts.
  • Pay increase for continued education ($2000 additional pay for a Master's Degree in a related field).
  • Additional stipend for those who are willing to sponsor after-school clubs and enrichment programs.
  • Additional stipend for those who are willing to work in Summer School, ESY, and Saturday School Programs
  • Ample resources for teachers to excel each school year.
  • Voluntary benefits offered by Aflac and Colonial Life 
  • Paid paternity/maternity leave (2 Weeks)
  • Days Paid Time Off (5 Sick Days, 3 Personal Days, up to 3 Bereavement days)

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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