Teachers-Grades 5-7: Veritas Preparatory Charter School

We’re seeking extraordinary teachers willing to do whatever it takes to put at-risk scholars on the path to college.

Our Mission:

Veritas Prep Charter School prepares students in grades 5 through 8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

We Believe:

…that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background or previous school performance, are entitled to a high quality college prep education.

… that every student should be held accountable to the highest academic and behavioral expectations.

Who We Serve:

243 Scholars from the city of Springfield in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades

Our population is: 85% Low Income, 74% Hispanic/Latino, 22% African-American/Black, 10% Special Ed, and 12% English Language Learners

Our Results:

As 4th graders in the Springfield School District our inaugural class had only 39% reach Proficient or Advanced on the state MCAS test in English Language Arts and only 22% were Proficient or Advanced in Mathematics.

After one year at Veritas Prep, the results were positive and dramatic, outperforming the state average in English and Science, Technology & Engineering, and coming within a few percentage points in Math; and we came close to closing the achievement gap when comparing Veritas Prep results with the affluent, neighboring town of East Longmeadow, MA.

How we’re closing the gap:

• High academic and behavioral expectations

• Structured environment

• Curriculum focused on outcomes

• Data driven instruction

• Character education and development

• More time to teach and learn

• We’re growing exceptional teachers!

Join the Veritas Prep Team!

• We’re changing the lives of our students.

• Our workplace is focused, supportive, and joyful.

• We offer meaningful professional development.

• We frequently celebrate students’ successes and accomplishments.

• We maintain a professional, positive adult culture of collaboration, which promotes a strong, engaged student culture.

• We believe in a team approach and that all staff will take ownership of our structured environment, our routines and procedures.

• We reflect on our methods and rely on our professional staff to contribute to powerful discussions on improving our school.

• We believe in cultivating the strengths of our talented teachers, and provide many opportunities for feedback from colleagues.

Current Openings:

Grades 5 & 6: Literacy/Social Studies and Math/Science

Grade 7 - All subjects: Social Studies, Reading/Writing, Science, Mathematics

Other openings: Teachers of English Language Learners, Special Education, and Art/Enrichment

Equal Opportunity Employer

Veritas Preparatory Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Job Requirements:

• Strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students to be college-ready

• Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of producing dramatic student achievement gains

• Experience working in a structured school environment that promotes a culture of achievement is preferred

• Entrepreneurial spirit which embraces the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up organization

• Must possess or be eligible for licensure by the Massachusetts DESE

Apply on-line at www.vpcs.org

Application deadline: June 30, 2014