Founding Elementary School Teachers – Philadelphia, Scholar Academies

Posted on April 26, 2010

[posted 4/11/2010]

Founding Elementary School Teachers – Philadelphia, Scholar Academies

Description:
Scholar Academies, Inc., a new non-profit school support organization whose leaders successfully turned around Young Scholars Charter School, seeks Founding Teachers to help launch and lead its next turnaround school in Philadelphia.

NOTE: The role of Teacher is an anticipated vacancy for a turnaround school, with the final decision pending school approval.

This is a unique opportunity to transform an historically low-performing school into a high-quality center of learning that will positively impact the lives of previously under-served students. The Search Committee seeks an accomplished individual dedicated to transforming a school for at-risk urban students where they will flourish academically, socially and emotionally and graduate prepared to succeed at the best high schools and colleges.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be an outstanding instructor with a demonstrated ability to work with urban students and their families. He or she will have a strong belief in the benefits of school turnaround, confidence to engage this challenge, a firm grasp of teaching and curriculum, an obsessive focus on academic achievement, and resilience to manage the many aspects required of a high performing school. The ideal candidate will relish being accountable for results; prior school start up, turnaround, or charter school experience is a huge plus.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

– At least two years of elementary teaching experience during which time students demonstrated significant improvements in academic performance as indicated by objective assessments
– A steadfast belief that given quality instruction all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
– Focus on detailed assessment of academic progress to effectively plan and differentiate instruction to meet specific learning needs
– Exemplary classroom management skills as indicated by the ability to create an orderly and focused classroom environment
– An entrepreneurial spirit embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
– Excellent education credentials and an undergraduate degree and/or commensurate experience

Read more at: http://www.idealist.org/en/job/374235-73


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