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K-4 FOUNDING classroom TEACHER
Who We Are
Cactus Park Elementary is the second school of the nationally-celebrated pilotED Schools network opening for the 2022-2023 school year. At Cactus Park Elementary, we strive to center the voices and experiences of our students and their families as we further the academic excellence, social identity development, and civic engagement of our students. From our daily identity-based curriculum to our on-campus farm, Cactus Park Elementary provides an inclusive, enriching lifestyle for our students and families to forever interrupt generational cycles of poverty.
What You’ll Be Doing
As the critical driver of student success, the primary responsibility of a founding teacher is to effectively instruct students and inspire young minds in a manner that supports holistic and identity-based education. Founding teachers are accountable for students’ academic performance and will receive extensive coaching to ensure that all standards are being met. In addition, teachers are expected to effectively manage classroom behavior while supporting the identity-driven climate and culture of the school. A founding classroom teacher will play an integral role in building our school in our first year and beyond.
One teacher within each grade-level will be established as a lead teacher (added responsibility/compensation). The classroom teacher reports directly to the School Principal with support from the Assistant Principal, Dean of Culture, and Lead Teacher.
- Effectively plan and deliver daily lessons which align to school wide academic plans and cover all required academic standards.
- Frequently collect and analyze classroom assessment data to monitor student growth and attainment, differentiate content and inform small group instruction.
- Create a safe, loving and respectful classroom culture through effective classroom management and positive behavior techniques.
- Collect and analyze classroom behavioral data to inform management decisions.
- Implement culturally responsive teaching practices in daily instruction.
- Collaborate with Department of Special Services to identify students for Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and ensure compliance in meeting existing IEP requirements.
- Work collaboratively with grade-level teammates and administrators to monitor and adjust instructional and behavioral programming.
- Participate in weekly observation and coaching sessions.
- Communicate frequently with parents/guardians; participate in select family engagement activities (meetings, home visits).
- Develop strong, positive relationships with students and families;
- Attend and participate in all professional development opportunities;
- Support school community through participation in/organization of community events, after-school programming, field trips and/or civic engagement opportunities.
- Perform informal observations and provide feedback for improving instruction within grade-level team.
- Participate in summer curriculum and assessment improvement.
- Lead professional learning community for grade-level team and run grade-level meetings.
- Serve as liaison between school administration and grade-level team.
Who We’re Looking For
- Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for creating systems, working as a team, and being a part of a growing organization;
- Quick-thinker, solutions-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment;
- Committed to meeting the needs of a diverse population including race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, geography, and any other identity-based attributes;
- Committed to restorative justice and identity development approaches;
- Willingness to grow through ongoing constructive feedback and professional development;
- Committed to engage and/or lead in community and school events;
- Committed to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment.
- Nevada Teacher License or enrollment in ARL program preferred;
- Ability to attend annual summer off-site professional development;
- Understanding of state and federal requirements specific to your position;
- Ability to assess grade level needs in order to plan and organize accordingly;
- Demonstrated success in effective instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;
- Expert-level written and oral communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
- Strong ability to work with flexibility;
- Excellent organization skills and consistency in meeting deadlines;
- Experience working in urban environments;
- Strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching strategies to support all learners;
- Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficiency;
- Language: English proficiency required; bilingual in Spanish preferred;
- Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
- Must pass all federal and state background checks.
Salary & Benefits
- Base salary starts at $43,000+
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Holiday, recreation and performance-based bonuses
- Cell phone contributions
Equal Opportunity Employer
pilotED Schools is an equal‐opportunity employer that actively seeks to hire and retain a diverse, passionate, and dedicated team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.