Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher (Leave Replacement beginning Feb 2014)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher -Leave Replacement (Beginning February 2014)

Unlocking Potential is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is

to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary

schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure

that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to

succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. Unlocking

Potential currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston

(grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter

School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Unlocking

Potential serves more than 1500 students in Boston and Lawrence. Unlocking

Potential is working to open a fifth school in the summer of 2014.


Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the

instruction of content, and, most importantly, the success of UP Academy’s


Specific Responsibilities:

•Implement curricula to meet academic standards;

•Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral


•Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic


•Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

•Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide


•Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations; and

•Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.


•A passionate belief in UP Academy’s mission, values, and educational model;

•An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a

relentless drive to achieve them;

•An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a

capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected


•Proven track-record of high achievement;

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public

speaking skills;

•A sense of humility in the face of success;

•Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

•Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred;

•A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level;

•Fluency in American Sign Language required;

•An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed

and “Highly Qualified” according to NCLB; and

•Current authorization to work in the United States ; A candidate must have
such authorization by his or her first day of employment.


We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary

equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health


To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit

and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Academy Oliver Middle School is an equal opportunity employer and does not

discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race,

religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status,

sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or

condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to,

recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Boston,, Massachusetts
Unlocking Potential

90 Canal St, Suite 610, Boston, MA, 02114, US