Philadelphia - 2nd and 3rd Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher 2013-2014

Job Description

Our Mission: Scholar Academies exists to close the achievement gap by providing high-quality public education for traditionally underserved inner-city students.

Our Schools:

  • Young Scholars Charter School: our flagship, free, open-enrollment Middle School where students are selected by lottery from across the city of Philadelphia
  • Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School: a Philadelphia Public School District turnaround school serving students from the neighborhood in grades K-8
  • DC Scholars Stanton Elementary: is turnaround school operated in partnership with DC Public School serving neighborhood students in grades Pre-School-5
  • DC Scholars Public Charter School: a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter startup founded in 2012, serving students from across the DC in grades Pre-School-3.
  • Paul Robeson Charter School for the Humanities: a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Trenton in grades 4-8. This charter re-start opened as a Scholar Academies School in 2012.
  • Philadelphia Renaissance School: Scholar Academies is entering the Philadelphia Renaissance Initiative! We will be pursuing a new turn-around school in Philadelphia for the 2013-2014 school year, and we are looking for candidates to fill potential positions.

Our Network:

  • Student-centered culture with 100% mission alignment, dedication to high standards for all students, and the drive for taking on the hardest work and achieving amazing results
  • School-wide character education sessions for students where we set clear expectations for student behavior and address obstacles as they arise
  • Clear standards for teacher evaluations and performance measurement
  • Support of a central office dedicated to continuous improvement our school-wide model

Your Work:

  • Provide excellent instruction and make every minute count in your classroom by utilizing Scholar Academies’ proven school-wide systems
  • Develop detailed lesson plans, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement
  • Receive weekly feedback and coaching from school leaders who are experts on curriculum and instruction, school climate, and special education
  • Measure student performance and collaborate with other teachers to design effective strategies for moving students ahead at least one proficiency level on assessments
  • Reward positive student behavior and hold students accountable using school-wide systems
  • Participate in school-wide family engagement activities including home visits, phone calls to family members, and school-based meetings with families. Engage with family members through regular calls and personal meetings
  • Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week

Your Qualifications:

  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to create detailed lesson plans and to adjust these plans based on feedback from school leaders
  • Track record of holding students to high standards and driving student achievement, preferably in an urban public or charter school
  • The ability to communicate effectively with parents
  • State Certification in the appropriate grade level and subject or on the pathway to obtaining State Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in subject matter or a related field
  • Proactive, resilient, persistent, collaborative, and flexible
  • High-energy, innate drive for excellence, and a sense of humor are required
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement

The Rewards:

  • Weekly professional development sessions
  • Opportunities for advancement as Scholar Academies expands toward our goal of serving more than 6,000 students across Philadelphia, DC, and Trenton within five years
  • Professional connections with other expert educators who share your commitment to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap
  • Competitive salaries and benefits with performance-based bonuses
  • Maximizing your impact by working in schools where we are raising the bar for student achievement


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scholar Academies