4th Grade Teacher

Sankofa School of Success

4TH GRADE TEACHER

SANKOFA MISSION

The mission of Sankofa School of Success, Inc. is to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and seeks to meet students’ academic, social and emotional needs using neuroscience, mindfulness, and rigorous education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title Elementary Teacher

Job Type Exempt – Elementary – Grade 4

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Teaches elementary school students academic, social and motor skills in the public school setting. Teachers will have excellent organization and communication skills, as well as possess the philosophy that all students can build intellectual capacity to become independent learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred

LICENSE: Must hold a valid Indiana State Teacher’s License in Elementary Education (K-6). Must be deemed Highly Qualified in accordance with the Indiana Department of Education

EXPERIENCE: Required experience includes: 1) Must have excellent organization and communication skills while being flexible; 2) Possess no excuses philosophy; 3) Good management skills; 4) Must be able to adapt material; 5) Work cooperatively and effectively with other professional staff; 6) Must have a working knowledge of the five (5) areas of reading, balanced literacy, state standards, general education curriculum, and IPS curriculum/instruction framework.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Type Description

Demonstrate a high level of effectiveness. Have the courage and desire to establish community partnerships. Must be willing to collaborate with administration, the Special Education Department, and all staff (during PLC Time, Staff Meeting, etc.) Internalize and prepare rigorous, engaging lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of all students. Demonstrate use of scientifically-based research best practice instructional strategies. Post assignments and input real-time data on Google Drive weekly, contact parents weekly, and arrange parent/teacher conferences each grading period. Use a variety of instructional methods and materials. Assessment/Data: 1) Administer frequent assessments to see what is working and what is not working; 2) Analyze Data: Evaluate student work and assessment data to make instructional adjustments (error pattern analysis), evaluate social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports. Encourage parent involvement in the educational process. Seek and use community resources to enhance the instructional program. Maintains control that is conducive to safety in the classroom and on the playground. Resolves problems in a timely manner using reason even with emotional topics focusing on solving conflict, not placing blame. Participate in all staff and curriculum development workshops and professional reading groups, sometimes held during the summer and/or outside of the regular instructional day. Responds promptly to customer needs and solicits feedback to improve service.

Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on- one, small group, and large group situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must hold a valid Indiana State Teacher’s License in Elementary Education (K-6). Must be deemed Highly Qualified in accordance with the Indiana Department of Education

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50

pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DISCLAIMER:

The above job description is designed to denote the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

We partner with CDC and Marion County Health Guidance for our campus.

Application Question(s):

  • What is your “Why” for wanting to work in Urban Education?
  • Share your knowledge on the systems of oppression. How do these systems affect children of color and children of poverty and what does this look like in schools?
  • Prompt: “Sankofa School of Success students have strong character, are well-rounded and have a global perspective. We accomplish this through culturally responsive techniques and teaching practices, a focus on social emotional learning and high quality-education”.

Now that you know our mission, what does this mean to you and how does your philosophy fit with our mission?

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Teaching License (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • 3rd grade

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Public school

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Indianapolis, IN 46218: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Indiana Teaching License? (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • 4th grade

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Public school

License/Certification:

  • Indiana Teaching License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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School Year
2023-24