Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Mathematics
Job Title: 24-25 SY Esperanza Academy Algebra 2 Teacher
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mathematics 7-12
District: Esperanza Charter Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-457-3667
Job Description:
START DATE: Fall 2024
SCHOOL: Esperanza Academy Charter High School
LOCATION: 301 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Esperanza means hope. Esperanza Academy Charter School (EACS) is located in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and prides itself on serving the students in the community in which it is located. During the 2024-2025 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades: K-3, and 6-12. Esperanza Academy believes that education can be a vehicle for social and economic progress for marginalized communities. As a result, we are relentless in our pursuit to provide our students with the best educational option in the Philadelphia area.
Our proven track record of students who have historically been underserved sets us apart. The Academy has 11th-grade test scores above the city of Philadelphia average and value-added math and reading proficiency growth among the highest in Pennsylvania. Students graduate at a rate exceeding 90% and drop out at a rate of only 1%. For 8 out of the last 10 years, the Academy has achieved a silver or bronze medal rating in the US News and World Report ranking of Best High Schools in the country.
By the fall of 2025, we will have fully expanded to a K-12 school serving over 2,400 students. This expansion will result in Esperanza Academy being the second-largest single charter school in the city of Philadelphia.
At Esperanza Academy Charter School, we're on a mission to empower every student with the belief that they can learn. We are actively searching for a dedicated full-time Algebra 2 Teacher for our high school building.
As an Algebra 1 teacher at our school, you'll be an integral part of our dynamic team of math educators. Your role is to make algebra accessible and engaging for our students. This involves crafting and designing lesson plans, instruction, and assessments aligned with the Common Core and PA-eligible content standards.
In addition to teaching, you'll play a crucial role in assessing students' progress, ensuring that they grasp the subject matter effectively. Furthermore, you will be responsible for fostering an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment that stimulates students' curiosity and enthusiasm for math.
Your role extends beyond the classroom. You will serve as an advisor to our students, guiding them through their academic journey. This includes facilitating activities and overseeing their academic progress, ensuring that they receive comprehensive support throughout their educational experience.
If you're passionate about shaping the future of math education, inspiring students, and creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment, we invite you to join our team. Your dedication will be instrumental in helping our students excel and thrive.
Esperanza Academy offers a safe, structured, and supportive teaching environment where educators:
  • Embrace our mission both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Recognize the importance of cultivating strong relationships for student success.
  • Prioritize student-centered, data-driven instruction while maintaining high standards.
  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. (Official transcripts showing the degree conferred are required before the starting date of employment.)
  • Certification: The ideal applicant interested in this opportunity should hold an active PA teacher certification in Mathematics 7-12 (6800) before their start date.
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan starting your first day of employment
  • Access to other supplemental voluntary benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement is available after 6 months of employment
  • Paid time off
  • Be connected to a larger ecosystem that is committed to creating an opportunity community for the residents of this neighborhood.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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