Spanish Teacher- Immediate Opening!

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Position Summary:

Mastery Charter Schools is seeking dynamic and passionate secondary Spanish teachers (grades 7-12) to lead our urban school turn-around efforts in Philadelphia. Mastery teachers work to create a warm and welcoming school culture that is driven by student achievement, and are committed to outrageously high expectations and high support for students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Implement Mastery’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 and conferences
-Participate in on-going professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement

-Ability to adjust instructional strategies in order 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
-Job applicants must have appropriate NJ state teacher certification (New Jersey Standard Certificate, Certificate of Eligibility (CE) or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) or be eligible for reciprocity with an out-of-state certificate)
-Demonstrated expertise in subject area
-Classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting
-Documented experience using data-driven instruction to achieve significant student gains

Physical Requirements:
Standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things both near and far away, stooping, kneeling, fine finger and hand manipulation in use of a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board or projector.

Posted: October 25, 2016