7th Grade English and Social Studies Teacher

Alpha Public Schools - San Jose, CA - Full time

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter schools serving the students of East San Jose. Alpha’s mission is to provide children from high- poverty communities with an education that effectively develops the academic skills and character competencies to overcome the achievement gap and graduate from college.

ROLE SUMMARY

Alpha is seeking entrepreneurial teachers who will thrive in a dynamic startup environment. Alpha teachers have high expectations for all students and a willingness to work hard, doing whatever is necessary to ensure the success of every student. They possess a growth mindset, strong personal character, and a consistent track record of high performance that is results-oriented. They are hard working, punctual, urgent, energetic, and embrace a spirit of self-reflection with a constant desire to improve. Finally, Alpha’s teachers hold a deep belief that all students can succeed in college, and that it is the responsibility of secondary school teachers to ensure that success.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EXPERIENCED:Alpha teachers typically have 1-5 years of teaching experience in an urban public school.
  • DRIVEN:Alpha teachers have a relentless drive to advance the minds and lives of students in and out of the classrooms. They have a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • STRATEGIC: Alpha teachers work hard and smart. They use systems to make the most of finite resources, chiefly among them, time.
  • GROWTH MINDSET:Alpha teachers are committed to their students’ growth and their own. They are both proud and critical of their work, and never stop seeking opportunities to improve.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL:Alpha teachers are innovators who take responsible risks to develop solutions to meet each students’ needs. They learn from data, and act on constructive criticism to improve their craft.
  • COLLABORATIVE:Alpha teachers solve challenges and work together to advance their craft as a team. They demonstrate strong communication and relationship building with students, families, and colleagues.
  • FLEXIBLE:Alpha teachers adapt to meet the needs of students and a startup work environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Teaching Credential or eligibility for an Intern Credential, required.
  • Conversational Spanish or Vietnamese a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction & Delivery

  • Design and implement curricula aligned to Common Core standards
  • Participate in all professional development meetings/retreats and opportunities to further enhance your expertise as a teacher and leadership skills as an Alpha employee
  • Reflect regularly on teaching practice and act on constructive feedback
  • Engage in collaborative curricula development, data analysis, and problem solving
  • Maximize personalized learning by creatively leveraging blended learning resources and adjusting teaching practices to ensure high student achievement

Relationship Management

  • Create a safe, fun and academically challenging classroom culture
  • Reinforce the school-wide behavior management systems and expectations
  • Build on the student core values and personalized leadership training in and outside of the classroom
  • Hold all students to high expectations both academic and behavior
  • Develop positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues

Data Driven

  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum, inform instructional practices, and drive progress towards academic standards
  • Collect and assess data from the student database and all blended learning applications to drive decision making around student performance
  • Analyze data with families, students and school leaders

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Teaching

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