STEM Teacher – Indianapolis Metropolitan High School ’23 School Year

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School


The teacher will serve as a member of the instructional team, facilitating learning for high school students in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education.

The teacher will be a member of a turnaround school community and will aid in developing a new educational model to complement the acclaimed barrier removal work Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana does at The Excel Centers, Nurse Family Partnership, and other award-winning programs.

School priorities include:

  • High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities
  • Trauma-informed social emotional learning
  • Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust Student Services team of coaches, counselors, and more.


This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.


  • Facilitate standards-aligned, research-based instructional plans using a combination of school-provided and teacher-created materials, with an emphasis on disciplinary literacy.
  • Assess and respond to evidence of student learning to differentiate and provide support for learners at a variety of levels.
  • Engage in frequent instructional coaching and professional learning community collaboration to improve student learning.
  • Foster a structured and supportive classroom environment that is consistent with school agreements, trauma-informed, and provides students with frequent feedback to support their social emotional development.
  • Build relationships with students and their webs of support. Communicate strengths and challenges frequently and use restorative approaches to resolve conflict.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound supports including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more.
  • Participate in school cultural initiatives including facilitating an advisory class focused on an elective topic.
  • Support the school community by attending extracurricular events such as athletic contests and family nights.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty required with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Current Indiana Teaching Certification in subject specialty or ability to obtain.
  • Proven record of results that illustrates the teacher’s ability to increase student achievement utilizing subject-specific instructional strategies
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve learning goals
  • Ability to create and adapt instructional materials that are rigorous and scaffolded with supports
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates our core values: professional, unstoppable, motivated, accountable, and supportive
  • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to engage a student population that is majority low-income and majority people of color
  • Experience working with high school age students preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.


Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
  • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees
Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Job Subjects
School Year