Classroom Teacher - New Foundations Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Middle School ELA Teacher
Job Location: New Foundations Charter School
Beginning: May 13, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English 7-12
District: New Foundations Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Telephone: 215-624-8100
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Job Description:
Middle School ELA Teacher 
 
About the Position
Our Upper Elementary/Middle School consists of grades fourth through eighth with teachers specialized by subject.  We are currently seeking Upper Elementary/Middle School ELA Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Qualifications
All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:
  • Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
  • Demonstrate integrity in all interactions and activities;
  • Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources;
  • Be both a team player and a proactive individual owner of responsibilities.
Upper Elementary/Middle School ELA Teachers at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification for upper elementary/middle school ELA education;
  • Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for relevant areas of instruction;
  • Preferably process a minimum of two years of upper elementary/middle school teaching experience;
  • Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.
Responsibilities
Curriculum and Instruction
  • Develop and implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with New Foundation’s leadership team and curricular resources.
  • Deliver the curriculum in an appropriate manner consistent with the student’s educational levels.
  • Ensure that the Standards of the State of Pennsylvania and New Foundations Charter School are incorporated in daily, weekly, monthly, and long term lesson plans.
  • Adapt the curriculum for individual student’s needs.
  • Maintain/write individual learning plans for each student.
  • Provide for the needs of special education students placed in classroom.
Assessment
  • Prepare achievement reports (report cards/progress reports/etc).
  • Administer school assessments and mandated standardized assessments.
  • Maintain and record student’s achievement (homework/quizzes/tests/etc.)
  • In partnership with school leadership, analyze assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices.
Classroom Management
  • Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
  • Enforce the school’s discipline policies and code of conduct.
  • Maintain student records including attendance, behavioral and academic.  Ensure that all student records are secured.
  • Maintain proactive communication with parents/guardians about their student’s academic progress and wellbeing.
Classroom Culture
  • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
  • Maintain a “friendly” classroom.
  • Maintain a safe and clean learning environment that is free of hazards.
  • Allow for the students to utilize the space in the room to enhance their learning.
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
  • Collaborate with other professionals in regard to student’s development and achievement.
Professional Comportment
  • Exhibit a professional image and demeanor at all time.
  • Commit to continual professional growth.
  • Attend all professional development meetings and faculty/staff meetings.
  • Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year.
  • Adhere to school schedule and be punctual for work and meetings.
  • Maintain an effective and positive relationship with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
  • Professionally and effectively communicate with all colleagues, staff and supervisors.
Other
  • Become a member of the school community, building strong relationships and being highly engaged.
  • Do whatever else is necessary or requested to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities.

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