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.
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.
- Build strong relationships with scholars, families, administrators, and PATH team members.
- Display an understanding of The PATH School’s vision, mission, and core values.
- Invest in the learners’ well-being, health, and safety, physically, socially, and emotionally.
- Explore resources, materials, tools, and information to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
- Provide direct instruction in whole-class, small-group, and individual settings.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to students.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Complete assessments, reports, grading, planning, and conferences with students, staff, and families within appropriate timelines.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
- Use a variety of instructional methodologies, culturally responsive pedagogy, and curriculum resources to present material in an engaging, stimulating, and effective manner.
- Integrate technology into the instructional program.
- Ensure proper implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans, Individualized Education, and 504 programs.
- Communicate with parents/guardians regularly to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Manage scholar behavior and maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and systems of the school.
- Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Valid Indiana Teaching License or seeking reciprocation (Required)
- Bachelor’s degree in related field of expertise (Required); Master’s Degree (Preferred)
- Pass a criminal background check (Required)
- The ability to develop caring relationships with scholars and families
- Experience in analyzing student data and using data to inform instruction
- Possess strong knowledge and passion for content areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Humanities
- Ability to adapt material and curriculum to fit classroom/scholar needs
- Excellent communication, superior listening skills, organizational skills, and decision-making ability
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including two weeks during the summer and weekly department meetings
- Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (ex. family nights, student performances, field trips, family conferences, Back-to-School Nights, etc.).
- Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis, Monday – Friday
- Ability to operate computers, classroom technology, and computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, copiers, and cell phone functions such as text, email, etc.)
- 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
- Health and Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
- Life Insurance paid for by The PATH School
- Health Spending Account
- Flexible Spending Account
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount program
- 8 Paid Holidays
- Paid time off
- TERF/PERF retirement plans with Employer contributions
- Paid Professional Development opportunities
- 90 Minute prep periods
- 50-minute lunch break