24 days old

Middle School Math Teacher

Academy Of The Pacific Rim Charter School
Hyde Park, MA 02136
  • Job Code
    181675565

About APR

Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School (APR) is a free, public school offering a rigorous college preparatory program to 540 students in 5th through 12th grade. For 24 years, APR has been committed to serving students of Boston such that they achieve their full intellectual and social potential, and we now have 574 alumni. Our work is grounded in the vision that graduates of APR have a focused mind and a big heart. They are ready for post-secondary education because they have mastered college and career ready academic and social skills, including the knowledge and dispositions to joyfully pursue future opportunities based on their passions and participate in and transform civic life.

Our Students

  • Demographics: 90% are students of color; 11% are English Learners; 25% are supported by an IEP
  • Persistence: To date, our alumni six-year college graduation rate is 70%, which is double the rate of their demographic peers

Our Staff

  • 49% of our staff, 62% of our Extended Leadership Team, and 37% of our teaching staff are people of color

Instructional Philosophy

We are committed to equitable access to deeper learning for all students. Deeper learning puts students at the center. For us, deeper learning is intertwined with Focused Minds and Big Hearts. Focused Minds and Big Hearts puts information processing, choosing what and how to think about content, and considering multiple perspectives at the heart of fostering intellectuals with the power of self-determination. We want to nurture students as life-long learners who continue to grow and grow others. And so, on a daily level in classrooms, we want to see students working on authentic tasks where they must build, process, and apply knowledge to understand and shape both themselves and their world.

About the Position

We believe that exceptional student outcomes are the result of excellent teaching and teamwork. Teachers and staff who thrive at APR are driven, passionate educators who love kids, are dedicated to their craft, embrace feedback, and constantly push themselves and their peers to learn and grow. This position will perform a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to, the following:

Specific Responsibilities

Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Assessment

  • Designing and implementing standards-aligned courses and curricular units embedded in deeper learning
  • Creating a classroom with a strong culture of achievement that promotes student engagement and investment
  • Continually gathering and using data to inform instruction
  • Collaborating with co-teachers and other specialists to deliver instruction to meet the individual needs of students
  • Teaching 3-4 classes per day and facilitating advisory
  • Providing regular tutoring and office hour supports for students

Partnering with Students and Families

  • Mentoring 10-15 students, through regular advisory meetings and family meetings
  • Communicating weekly with students, families, and leadership around academic and behavioral issues
  • Attending occasional after-school events

Living our Values

  • Embodying our belief that all students can achieve
  • Acting as a team to advance APR's mission
  • Committing to continual personal and organizational growth
  • Tenaciously fostering the learning of every student
  • Embracing diversity and the goals of equity and inclusion

Qualifications

Research shows that people of color and women are less likely to apply for a job if they don't meet every qualification listed in the job description. We are focused on building a diverse team and finding candidates that are a fit for our school, and we encourage you to apply if you believe you could be a fit for an open position, even if you don't meet every qualification listed.

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred;
  • Teachers must either be certified or licensed to teach in Massachusetts or have passed, prior to the end of their first year of employment, the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). This includes a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test and a passing score on the relevant subject matter knowledge test(s).
  • Teachers should hold an SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement or complete this prior to the end of their first year of employment;
  • Expertise in and enthusiasm for content area(s);
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in a charter or district school setting serving a similar demographic preferred, but not required;

APR is committed to a diverse workplace and to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law (protected class status).

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

For more information, please visit our website at www.pacrim.org





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Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-11

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