2018-2019 STEAM Master Teacher-Advanced Learning Academy 4-12 for San Antonio ISD in San Antonio, TX

2018-2019 STEAM Master Teacher-Advanced Learning Academy 4-12

San Antonio ISD - San Antonio, TX - Full time

Terms of Employment:

10 months/187 days per year. Master Teachers will receive a base salary in accordance with their placement on the SAISD 2018-2019 teacher salary scale on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Master Teachers are eligible for the following stipends:

  • $7,500 Master Teacher Extended Workday Stipend for extended day teaching. On average this equates to five (5) additional hours per week of instruction throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
  • $7,500 Master Teacher Additional Days Stipend for twenty (20) days of required professional development and student engagement. Typically, this includes five (5) days training and ten (10) days of instruction with students before the first day of school; and five (5) Saturdays of professional development scheduled throughout the school year.
  • Additional Stipend Opportunities. Secondary math, science, or bilingual teachers are eligible for an additional $2,000 stipend provided stipend are assigned and requirements are met.

Continuation in position and assigned stipends will be reviewed annually and will be dependent upon performance measures, to include student performance/growth and annual appraisals.

Primary Purpose:

To provide all learners -- students, educators, and community members -- with the opportunity to engage in meaningful, creative, and authentic learning experiences with personalized challenge and support. Together all learners of the Academy, which serves as a demonstration site for SAISD and a professional development school in partnership with Trinity University, will seek to answer the question - what is possible in education and what does best practice look like in K-12 learning? Teachers will participate in iterative design to develop and refine the curriculum and culture of the school, building on and contributing to best practice and research.

The duties and responsibilities of the STEAM Master Teacher involve instruction directly related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics). The STEAM Master Teacher will create interdisciplinary projects that create opportunities for real-world engineering, reading, writing, and math applications. The STEAM Master Teacher will work with all students in fourth through twelfth grade, sometimes in mixed age classrooms. In addition, the STEAM Master Teacher creates learning experiences that support kids in not just being consumers of technology, but creators and innovators. Related duties shall be those inspired by the ISTE Standards for Coaches and the ongoing iterative design of the Advanced Learning Academy.

Recommended Reading for Interested Applicants:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification
  • Master’s degree in education and/or 18 graduate hours in the subject of instruction preferred
  • Valid Math, Science and/or Technology Education Texas Teacher Certification, preferred
  • Multiple valid Texas Teacher Certifications preferred, or willingness to obtain additional certifications required
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrate the ability to model, deliver, and craft rich student-centered learning experiences around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and implement strategies for weaving STEAM experiences into multi-disciplinary curricula from grades 4 through 12.
  • Work in partnership with teachers and staff, modeling consistent effective teaching with technology, engagement, lesson plan design, use of technology, STEAM and online tools.
  • Understand and be able to design, develop, assess, and manage STEAM learning experiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify resources, plan, and design staff development activities to support professional growth in learning technologies.


  • Two (2) years teaching

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

Instructional Strategies and Delivery

  1. Hold deep understanding of one’s teaching content and the ability to collaborate with colleagues to establish connections within and across disciplines.
  2. Collaboratively design student-centered, interdisciplinary curriculum that centers on conceptual understanding and essential questions and integrates required state standards within larger, authentic learning opportunities and real-world work.
  3. Personalize learning and curriculum by committing to maximize the development and achievement of each child; utilize and seek out strategies to reach every learner and find resources to enrich learning.
  4. Design and implement short-term and extended learning expeditions and travel with students.
  5. Effectively integrate digital media and communication technologies to foster communication and shared work across national and regional boundaries for their students and themselves.
  6. Instruct and support students of all abilities in heterogeneously mixed, inclusive classrooms.
  7. Assess students using multiple methods such as projects, exhibitions and portfolios.
  8. Collaboratively use a wide array of data to inform decision-making regarding student learning and school support services.

Student Growth and Development:

  1. Actively create opportunities for student voice and student decision-making.
  2. Create shared norms of expectations and supportive systems as part of a safe, respectful and productive learning environment, and manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook of SAISD.
  3. Model and explicitly teach students how to manage their own learning by identifying, evaluating, and organizing options, opportunities, and experiences.
  4. Recognize, value and respect the broad spectrum of cultures and ethnicities and teach students to collaborate effectively with individuals from different and similar backgrounds.
  5. Create opportunities for students to analyze and reflect on their learning.
  6. Nurture students’ intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical development as a teacher and advisor.
  7. Contribute to the school’s avenues for student enrichment (such as clubs and organizations, assisting with service learning, leading an advisory).
  8. Act as a positive role model for students and support the mission of the San Antonio Independent School District.

Professional Development & Mentorship

  1. Commit to one’s own and others’ professional growth and development and participate in sustained collaboration and critical conversations among academy staff to support all learners in the school, adult and student.
  2. Meet regularly, participate in school decision-making, and build time for supporting and enriching activities with students and colleagues beyond the traditional school day.
  3. See oneself as a mentor to Trinity University teaching and administrative interns and students; these interns will be mentored by all in the school.
  4. Actively participate in school and classroom visits and residency experiences for in-district and external colleagues.
  5. Ask reflective questions about one’s own practice and regularly seek feedback from multiple sources to aid in continued growth and development as a teacher.
  6. Continue to be intellectually curious and demonstrate the habits of mind that lead to lifelong learning about one’s craft and one’s students.
  7. Are committed members and leaders of the professional community, providing in on-going professional development, mentoring, peer observation, study groups, and collaboration with teachers throughout SAISD.
  8. Keep informed of and comply with state, District and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers, including maintaining and filing of all reports, records, and other required documents.

Qualities of an Effective Teacher

  1. Create an atmosphere of trust and respect for the school, students, faculty, families, and partners.
  2. Model democratic practices, honor diversity, advocate for equity, and participate ethically in the school community.
  3. Is receptive to other perspectives, welcomes differences in interpretation and judgment, and is able to revise and expand own views.
  4. Participate in ongoing, timely and professional communication (both proactive and responsive) with students, families, colleagues and community partners.
  5. Uphold the Code of Ethics for Educators.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise students. Teachers in this academy will be expected to collaboratively design and deliver professional learning to support academic enrichment district-wide which may include coaching peers to build their instructional capacity.


Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and equipment, copier, fax, and other equipment applicable to position

Working Conditions:

Mental and Physical Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions and deadlines; Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; Occasional: Lifting and carrying 10-25 pounds frequently, 25-40 pounds occasionally, more than 45 pounds infrequently with assistance; Pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds sporadically; May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others

Environmental Factors:

Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise. Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc.).

It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.

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