Teachers, Mastery Charter School

Posted on March 12, 2007

[emailed 3/08/07]


Mastery Charter Schools is seeking highly qualified teachers to teach at our middle and high schools in Philadelphia. Teachers will be responsible for establishing classroom routines and student instruction as well as follow through with consistency. Teachers will also be responsible for developing effective lesson plans, homework assignments and assessments. In conjunction with guidance from the school, teachers will analyze student assessment data and use data to develop tutoring plans and inform instruction, collaborate with other faculty to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of standards, maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences, and tutor those students who need extra support on a daily basis. Teachers are expected to participate in on-going professional development and sponsoring extra-curricular activities. Teachers are to be committed to high expectations for students, high support for students and a complete focus on student performance. Positions are available within the following subjects:

Core Subjects:
? Math
? Science
? History
? English Language Arts
? Physical Education
? Art
? Music
? Spanish
? Special Education

About Us
Mastery Charter Schools (MCS) was created to prepare underserved youth for success in post-secondary education and the knowledge-based economy. Mastery?s first school was founded in September 2001 by a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our mission is to ensure that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams. Student achievement is the reason we exist. Since its inception, MCS has consistently demonstrated strong student performance compared to our peers. We strive to eliminate the performance gap between low-income minority students and other students.

In September 2005, Mastery opened a second school in South Philadelphia. The school currently serves 350 students in grades 7-9. Mastery opened a third school in West Philadelphia enrolling students in grades 7 and 8. Over the next four years, each of our schools will grow to serve 600 students in grades 7-12. Mastery?s fourth campus, located in the northwest section of Philadelphia is scheduled to open in September 2007 serving 350 students in grades 7 and 8. The long-term goal of MCS is to influence the larger education system by operating multiple small urban middle/high schools that demonstrate how students can excel to meet the highest standards of high school education in America.

? Bachelor?s Degree in subject matter that one wishes to teach or at least two years related teaching experience
? Must have or be working towards a Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
? Teachers with Dual Certifications preferred
? Must be able to work collaboratively in a non-traditional, inner-city environment
? Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom environment
? Demonstrated expertise in subject area
? A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
? A belief that all students should be held to high academic standards
? The ability to communicate effectively with parents
? Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
? A positive, high-energy attitude and a drive for personal excellence
? The ability to problem-solve and a sense of humor are required

Why teach at Mastery Charter Schools?
? We are committed to student achievement above all else
? Excellent pay and benefits
? Small class size
? Time for planning & professional development
? Excellent leadership, great colleagues and support

Contact Information:
All candidates should be self-starters interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment that requires flexible roles. Interested candidates should email a resume to: jobs@masterycharter.org

You may also mail a packet to:

Mastery Charter Schools
Attn: Hiring Manager
35 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

*Must include a working email address. Initial correspondence is done electronically.

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