Job Opening: Blended Learning Math/Science Teacher, Grades 6-8, Aspire ERES Academy
Aspire Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that currently operates 34 high-performing,
open-enrollment public charter schools serving 12,000 students in underserved communities
across California and will open schools in Memphis, TN in fall, 2013. Aspire is one of the
highest-performing public school systems in California, delivering a rigorous `College for
Certain' education to students in grades K-12. An unrelenting focus on college preparedness led
to 100 percent of graduating Aspire seniors being accepted to four year colleges or universities in
2010, 2011 and 2012. Aspire offers a high-quality education in six cities throughout California:
Los Angeles, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto and East Palo Alto. Visit Aspire Public
Schools at www.aspirepublicschools.org.
Provide a high quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual; uphold the mission and values of Aspire Public Schools and contribute to our goal that every student in California has access to a high quality public education.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college.
-Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with California State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines.
-Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
-Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices.
-Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
-Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students' education.
-Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
-Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches.
-Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
-Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
-Support the mission, vision, and core values of Aspire Public Schools.
-Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
-Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
-Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks
-Knowledge of assessments
-Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
-Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
-Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices
-Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
2) Minimum educational level:
-Valid California Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject OR Single Subject - Mathematics AND Single Subject Science required
-English Language Learner Authorization required
-NCLB Highly Qualified required
3) Experience required:
-1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred
To learn more about our schools and this specific opening, please go to http://careers.aspirepublicschools.org Aspire Public Schools, where you can submit an online application.