ELA Teacher

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis
Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to perform all the other duties that are assigned by his/her supervisors, the school’s Executive Director (ED) and the ED’s designees, including, but not limited to:

  • Teaching classes up to 22 periods per week;
  • Serving as an Advisor or Co-Advisor to students or in another meaningful, commensurate role;
  •  Leading one, substantive Enrichment activity for one hour four days per week;
  • Being present and engaged from 7:15AM–4:45 PM (student arrival to dismissal) on Monday through Thursday and from 7:15 AM – 5:00 PM on Friday each week of the school year;
  • Holding office hours to tutor struggling students and/or small groups for at least one hour of normal school hours (e.g., before 7:30AM, after 4:30PM, or in Saturday School) at least twice each week;
  • Taking all steps required by the school to become highly qualified which includes holding a bachelor’s degree, full state certification or licensure and otherwise authorized to teach in an Indiana public charter school;
  • Providing appropriate supervision of students during class, breaks, meals, and transitions to maintain an optimal work environment and to ensure students’ safety and well-being; and Attending and participating in events outside of normal school hours as needed (e.g., family nights, student performances, field trips, report card days/nights, Family-Teacher Conferences, June and August Family Orientations, etc.)
Specific Responsibilities
  •  Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters and lives of students both in and out of school;
  •  Show unwavering commitment to youth achieving greatness;
  • Exhibit deep knowledge of K-8 content, standards, instructional materials, and resources;
  • Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct;
  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process;
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct;
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities;
  • Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities;
  • Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs;
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Engage families as partners in their children’s education;
  • Participate in and support school decisions regarding intervention programs and strategies for struggling students, with focus on the needs of English Language Learners and students with individualized education plans;
  • Give, receive, give and implement regular feedback to/from school leadership based on observations of classroom instruction, content teams, and school-based professional development;
  • Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, regular internal professional development session, and other meetings;
  • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training; and Perform other duties as assigned

10 days PTO


Health/Eye/Dental/Life Insurance

Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6), Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
English Language Learning, Instructional Support
Job Subjects