Founding Science Teacher
Monarca Academy, which will open its doors to students in grade 6 in fall 2022 and grow by one grade level each subsequent year, is a community of social justice-minded and equity-oriented educators working to provide an identity-safe, and affirming, space that embraces and lifts up the brilliance of all students. At Monarca Academy, we eliminate barriers to success for all students; recognizing that our systems are what need to be “fixed” rather than our students. We recognize that these deficit perspectives have too long impacted the way in which we serve our students and communities. Inspired by the Latinx and immigrant experience, we develop leaders through high academic standards (Ganas), cultural responsiveness (Orgullo), and community building (Comunidad).
We are eagerly seeking a founding team to exemplify this model and build the culture to live out our mission. If you are interested in a collaborative environment that combines an asset-based philosophy with high expectations for learning, we hope you will consider applying to join our professional learning community in service of our students.
School Model –
At Monarca, we utilize the three values of Ganas (Perseverance), Orgullo (Pride), and Comunidad (Community) as our foundation. We want these values to be not only how we build our model for culture and academics, but how we operate and our way of being in all interactions, with our students, families, each other, and within ourselves. We leverage these three values to constantly reflect on how we show up for our students, how our teaching is shaped by our lived experiences and identities, and how we shape the sense of belonging we create for students. Please visit our website at https://www.monarcaacademy.org/ to learn more about each of the core components of our school model.
Job Responsibilities –
All teacher work priorities revolve around the following domains:
Provide high-quality instruction to promote academic success for students
- Provide rigorous instruction to students by creating an identity-safe, nurturing, and intellectually challenging learning environment
- Internalize the selected high-quality curricula and resources for instruction, while approaching this work with a critical lens to modify when needed to support our school-wide instructional best practices and ensure that the content honors students’ identities and lived experiences
- Design formal and informal methods of assessment to gain insight into student learning using student work, formative, and summative assessments; analyze the data daily, weekly, and quarterly using school-wide data protocols to inform instructional decisions
- Collaborate with other educators in grade-level team and content area meetings, utilizing a student-centered lens to reflect on instruction, deepen content knowledge, and analyze student work
Create the environment and relationships that encourage students to engage in cognitive risks
- Design and implement culturally-sustaining classroom lessons, unit plans, and curriculum maps that meet all Indiana Academic standards and objectives, with special attention given first to our exceptional learners to ensure that all students can access the curriculum, content, and concepts
- Build and promote a culture of belongingness for students and staff, centered on an asset-based mindset about others, restorative practices, and honoring the beauty and brilliance of their lived experiences and identities
- Actively contribute to Monarca’s commitment to developing a diverse and equitable environment
Build a collectivist culture that empowers and values our community
- Actively engage in conversations with community stakeholders and families around instruction
- Collaborate with other staff, co-teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to design instruction and assessments for students, regularly soliciting feedback.
- Promote family engagement and community empowerment by developing a partnership with caretakers and stakeholders through ongoing positive communication, home visits, and other activities that encourage active participation in student learning
|Ongoing Development and Other Responsibilities
- Participate in collaborative coaching, reflecting on instructional practice and mindsets, receiving and providing critical feedback, and implementing shifts in instruction
- Engage in ongoing professional development and implement this learning in the classroom to best serve students. Topics include but are not limited to: Monarca Academy guiding philosophies, Universal Design for Learning and Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
- Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. This could include but not is limited to: arrival/lunch/dismissal duties, attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, clerical duties, and other events involving parents and students as needed. These events will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.
- Other duties as assigned
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Teaching experience of 1 year in grades 6-8 is preferred
- Hold a valid current Indiana Teacher’s License with appropriate content endorsement in grades 6-8.
- Additional endorsements in Special Education and English as a New Language preferred
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Proficient in computer software necessary for communication in person or online. Includes but not limited to Word, Excel, Powerpoint and online communication tools such as Zoom, Teams, Hangouts, or others
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, extending to interpersonal skills with student, parents, and community members
- Ability to set and meet goals and deadlines
- Satisfactory completion of local, state, and federal criminal history checks
Alianza Community Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
As an equal opportunity employer, Alianza Community Schools hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
JOB TYPE: Full Time
Starting Teacher Salary: $48,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Thank you for your interest in an open position.
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