Elementary teachers are responsible for creating engaging learning environments that ignite the passion for learning, while ensuring success of the whole child. They are responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in an environment that guides and encourages students to develop and achieve their academic potential. They also fulfill supervisory duties such as arrival and dismissal.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Co-Heads of School.
• Believes in the core values of the organization: Teamwork, Collaboration and Growth Mindset.
• Believes in attention to detail and following through with even the most nominal of expectations.
• Believes in providing scholars with a rigorous elementary school curriculum that will prepare students for success in middle school and ultimately high school, college and the work force.
• Licensed in the content area/grade level he/she will be teaching and holds the appropriate endorsements or is working toward licensure.
• Able to differentiate instruction on a variety of levels to meet the needs of all learners.
• Implements required curricula and engaging activities to meet academic standards.
• Participates in collaborative grade-level activities and professional development.
• Is accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
• High expectations for ALL students regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic background or language barrier.
• Trained in or willing to be trained in and implement culturally relevant pedagogy.
• Is able to provide and execute culturally relevant lessons.
• Conveys ideas and information clearly to students and families.
• Integrates Research-Based Pedagogy to increase student achievement.
• Is a risk-taker who is willing to try new and innovative approaches to teaching in addition to effective practices that has been implemented for years.
• Is results oriented; Is able to analyze, understand and organize data to drive instruction.
• Embraces challenge and is open to developing various approaches to achieving effective outcomes/high growth for all ability levels.
• Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
• Able to respectfully and effectively communicate with parents and surrounding community while
maintaining necessary position.
• Willing to develop and maintain positive rapport with families and community members that extends beyond contract hours. Eager to participate/lead extra-curricular and school-wide functions such as clubs, athletics, community service etc.
• Is motivated and open to developing and initiating interactions/events to build on community investment of the school’s mission.
• Belief in and alignment with Ignite’s core beliefs and educational philosophy.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Preferred experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.
• Valid Indiana State Teacher Certification preferred but not required. If unlicensed, must show evidence of working toward licensure.
IAA will offer competitive pay and benefits.
Ignite Achievement Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer that hires without consideration
to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
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To keep both staff and students as safe and healthy as possible, IAA follows all CDC guidelines relative to COVID-19. Wellness checks are performed on all students and staff upon entering the building, face masks/coverings and social distancing required