Exceptional Learners Teacher, Job Description
The mission of The PATH School is to provide a purpose-driven, culturally responsive learning environment that challenges scholars academically while supporting their social and emotional growth in order to develop conscientious citizens who transform their communities.
VISION FOR POSITION
At The PATH School (TPS), we seek candidates who are committed to our vision, mission and core beliefs. TPS teachers are passionate about serving urban scholars. They have the utmost respect for their scholars and their families, and are absolutely committed to their scholars’ academic and personal development and success. TPS teachers believe deeply in the importance of the social and emotional development of young people and are committed to demonstrating that belief daily. They are excited about teaching and learning and are continually working to improve their ability to do both. Our teachers truly care about using every moment of every day to help our scholars grow, both personally and academically. They are able to bring their lessons and materials to life, engaging their scholars and demanding the highest results. TPS teachers are supportive, thoughtful, creative, relentless, and unbelievably motivated. They work together, learn from each other, and do whatever it takes, day in and day out, to make sure their scholars succeed.
Why do we exist?
We exist in order to empower our scholars to use their talents to achieve at high levels in order
to live purpose-filled lives driven by their hearts.
What do we believe?
- We believe all scholars can learn and thrive given the necessary supports to do so.
- We believe curricular choices and instruction must be rigorous, relevant, representative and engaging.
- We believe culturally responsive pedagogy leads to scholar success.
- We believe relationships and a strong community of trust are the cornerstones of safe, effective schools.
- We believe purpose-driven learning must undergird our curriculum and instructional practices.
- We believe consistently examining data, both academic and social/emotional, is a key lever that leads to school and scholar success.
- We believe when guided toward future paths that are purposeful, rewarding and meaningful, scholars persist to overcome obstacles and find true success.
- We believe authentic experiences prepare scholars to think beyond their current situation to begin thinking about the possibilities that lie ahead.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field of expertise plus appropriate licensure (required); Master’s Degree (preferred)
- Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each scholar’s IEP
- Assesses scholar progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques
- Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable scholars to meet their IEP goals
- Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for scholars to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals
- Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies
- Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each scholar’s IEP.
- Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources
- Serves as a primary contact for families
- Completes all school reporting requirements
- The ability to develop caring relationships with scholars and families
- Strong work ethic
- Dedicated to teaching, perseverance
- Capable of engaging scholars
- Excellent communication, superior listening skills, organizational skills, and decision-making ability
- Impeccable and positive classroom behavior management
- Ability to adapt material and curriculum to fit classroom/scholar needs
- Cooperation and exudes professionalism in the workplace
- Punctuality, ability to adhere to deadlines
- A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; a strong belief that all scholars can and will achieve at the highest levels regardless of demography
- Agreement with vision, mission, and goals of the PATH School
- Being present and engaged during entire school day
- Appropriate supervision to ensure scholar safety
- Experience working with a diverse body of scholars and staff
- Ability to stand for ⅔ of the work day
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
- Ability to work in an environment with an above average level of noise
- Some nights and weekends, as required
- Build strong relationships with scholars, families, administrators, and PATH team members
- Direct, coordinate, and teach curriculum consistently with school initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
- Display an understanding of The PATH School vision, mission and core values.
- Explore resources, materials, tools, and information to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
- Use data to improve instruction.
- Plan, pace, differentiate, and select the best practices to meet the needs of all scholars.
- Plan and prepare lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
- Encourage and cultivate the social and emotional growth of all scholars.
- Develop lesson plans and assessments that are in accordance with established procedures.
- Establish and communicate clear standards and objectives for all learning activities.
- Integrate technology into the instructional program.
- Instruct and monitor scholars in the use of learning materials and equipment.
- Prepares classroom for class activities.
- Use a variety of instructional methodologies, culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum resources to present material in an engaging, stimulating and effective manner.
- Observe and evaluate scholars’ performance and development.
- Assign and grade class work, homework, and assessments.
- Manage scholar behavior by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
- Maintain accurate and complete records of scholars’ progress and development.
- Communicate necessary information regularly to scholars, colleagues and parents regarding scholar progress and scholar needs.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
- Teaching Certification (Preferred)
- Special Education Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: One location