Job Opening: Oakland Unity High School Physicis Teacher
- OAKLAND UNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Unity) has an opening for an experienced and committed Physics teacher for the 2013-14 school year and is seeking qualified applicants.
Unity was founded in 2003 as an independent charter high school open to all students in Oakland. The mission of Unity is to prepare its students for admission to and success in college.
Unity is a high expectation school with a safe and nurturing environment for teaching and learning. The school will enroll 300 students in grades 9-12 for the coming school year: 89% Latinos, 9% African Americans, and 2% others. Over 80% of Unity students qualify for free or reduced price lunch on the basis of family income level and over 75% come from immigrant families whose home language is not English. Unity offers a rigorous curriculum and intensive support responsive to the individual developmental and academic needs of students, which allows them to achieve academic success and positive social/cultural development.
Commit to our core mission, with the underlying belief that all students can and will attend college
Are tenacious and persevere through difficult situations and find solutions - to embrace challenges and the opportunities that challenges bring
Set and maintain high academic and behavioral expectations for all students
Maintain professional and respectful relationships with students, peers, families, and community members
Develop and implement academic curriculum in accordance with CA state academic standards
Commit to data driven instruction and analysis
Will do "whatever it takes" to help our students succeed
Participate in weekly staff development and team meetings
Develop and uphold established school policies, protocols, and procedures
Serve as student advisor and implement advisory curriculum
Valid California secondary subject-matter credential (BCLAD Preferred) or qualified for intern credential
Ability to participate in team work and shared decision-making
Excellent oral and written communicative skills
Proficient in technology
Compensation: Salary and benefits competitive with Oakland Unified School District.
Start date: August 16, 2013
To apply, send letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy (including why Unity is an excellent fit for you), and resume to Sam Brewer, Principal: sbrewer@....