High School English Teacher

Thrival Indy Academy
Salary : $42,587.00 – $58,842.00 per year
Employment Type: Full time
Application Deadline : 5/31/2022

Job Description


This teacher will be responsible for teaching sections of English 9 and English 10.


● Create unit plans and lesson plans for and teach English 9 and English 10

● Serve as the advisor of a cohort of up to 18 students,

■ Developing & managing student Personalized Learning Plans; includes academic

goals, non-academic goals, and post-secondary planning

■ Conducting weekly 1:1 advisor meetings

■ Serving as the primary liaison to students’ families

■ Developing a trusting relationship with all advisees in order to serve as the

primary academic and social-emotional support

● Lead a year-long extra-curricular club which will meet weekly during school hours

● Work cooperatively with Experiential Learning Coordinator to develop immersive local learning opportunities for all students

● Act as chaperone with students on experiential learning excursions

● Work collaboratively with school leader at staff to establish and maintain a school culture which aligns to Thrival Indy Academy vision and mission

● Submit requests for necessary course materials to be ordered in a timely manner

● Effectively implement purposeful, student-centered, and globally-focused curriculum

● Attend and actively participate in teacher co-planning workshops, professional development activities, and team and staff meetings to improve teaching craft

● Participate in grade-level overnight experience

● Incorporate cultural competence throughout the curricula and learning experiences for students

● Regularly collect, track, measure, and communicate student performance and growth to school leaders, parents and other stakeholders

● Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


Professional Experience

● Highly qualified teacher with an Indiana secondary teaching credential in English/Language Arts

● Special consideration for Special Education certification

● Proven track-record of student achievement with clear, quantifiable student gains, at least 2 years

teaching experience within an urban education environment, preferably Indianapolis

● Experience fostering the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students

● Demonstrated ability to utilize both qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision making

● Experience working with diverse populations of students and families

● Willingness to work nonstandard hours (e.g. for Parent Meetings)

● Experience with cultural competence training and/or restorative justice practices strongly preferred

● Committed, in belief and action, to equity, diversity, and public education, with a strong social justice and culturally responsive youth development mindsets

● Committed, in belief and action, to the Thrival Indy Academy educational model (i.e. global education; immersive, real world learning; project-based learning; personalized instruction)

● Models a commitment to continuous personal and professional development through mental and emotional wellness practices.

● Understands that all students are talented and capable of high level academic achievement and cognitive growth given the appropriate supports and resources

● Empathetic, thoughtful, respectful, and responsive to both the Indianapolis community and to the international community

● Resourceful in applying unique teaching applications given differing environments and changing circumstances

● A responsive and adaptive team player; unbound by formal titles and willing to roll up sleeves to ensure student (and staff!) needs are met

● Constant learner who actively seeks and implements feedback

● Entrepreneurial mindset- willingness to be flexible and resourceful


This position requires participation in an overnight excursion.



● Salary ranging from $42,587 to $58,842, based on years of experience and education level

● Room, board, meals, and travel will be provided for overnight excursion

● Health benefits

Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
English Language Arts