Classroom Teacher - Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Art
Job Title: Middle School Art Teacher
Job Location: Boys' Latin Middle School
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Art K-12
District: Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Telephone: 215-387-5149
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Job Description:
Middle School Art Teacher – Anticipated Openings 2024-2025 SY
A full-time, competitively paid teaching position at a first-rate college preparatory school for boys.
Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia seeks a Middle School Art Teacher charged with developing artists and creators. The teacher will develop within each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using a variety of artistic skills and techniques. The teacher will deliver rigorous, standards-aligned lessons that engage students in drawing, painting, ceramics, and art history, and apply elements of design and modern principles of art. The teacher will demonstrate best practice techniques and instruct students in the safe and proper use of tools and equipment. The teacher will promote and nurture the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study; monitoring, assisting with, and correcting academic and artistic efforts; and providing a safe environment conducive to learning and character development. In class, students will develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations, and the ability to make artistic interpretations and qualitative judgements about art. Students will create art, which will be showcased to the school and broader communities at exhibitions and other opportunities planned by the teacher.
The teacher will perform the following duties:
  • Plan, develop, and deliver a college preparatory curriculum that is aligned with PA Common Core standards and best practices.
  • Assess students regularly and use data to drive instruction as well as to provide remediation and enrichment based on individual student need and ability.
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic goals, partnering with parents and school personnel to provide instructional and emotional support and resources.
  • Build a classroom environment that is welcoming, academic, joyful, and safe.
  • Commit to the school’s extended day structure, serving students outside of the regular school day, and teaching in the Saturday School and summer academy programs.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities as part of the school’s award-winning Leadership Academy.
  • Enforce the Student Code of Conduct and serve as a culture keeper of the Boys’ Latin mission.
The teacher will demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Unwavering commitment to the school’s mission of preparing boys for success in college and beyond.
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional to drive results among students.
  • Willingness to be flexible and go above and beyond to meet the needs of all students.
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships with all members of the school community, including students, parents, faculty and staff members, administrators, and external partners.
  • Be a subject area expert, strategic problem-solver, and dedicated team player.
  • Bachelor’s degree and PA state certification.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a completed resume, letter of interest, and copy of state teaching certification to teach@boyslatin.org.
Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia prepares boys for success in college and beyond. Founded in 2007 to address the dearth of quality educational opportunities for boys in Philadelphia, Boys’ Latin provides a world-class college preparatory education to 800 students in grades six through 12. As a public charter school there are no admissions requirements and students enroll by randomized lottery. With a 12:1 student/teacher ratio, Boys’ Latin offers an intimate learning community in which each young man is encouraged to be the architect of his own fortune by pursuing excellence across a range of endeavors. The school’s rigorous academic model blends classical education and contemporary pedagogy, and sets high standards for achievement, character development, and emotional intelligence. Learning is underscored by practical experiences and extracurricular activities. Over the past decade, the school has built an effective model for educating students historically underserved in traditional school settings. Since the first class graduated in 2011, Boys’ Latin students have matriculated to and persisted through college at rates three- to four-times greater than Philadelphia averages.
 

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