Founding 8th Grade History Teacher

Libertas Academy Charter School - Springfield, Massachusetts - Full time

Libertas Academy Mission

Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter Schoolprepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities.

Organizational Overview

Libertas Academy Charter School isa high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement.

Qualities Sought

  • All staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of our founding team, teachers play a critical role in ensuring we provide all students with an excellent education. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Plan, implement, and execute engaging and rigorous units and daily standards-based lessons to ensure that all students master the required content
  • Develop and administer a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure students’ growth and mastery and to evaluate and refine instruction
  • Implement warm-strict classroom management techniques
  • Collaborate closely with fellow teachers and other staff members
  • Differentiate instruction effectively to meet the individual needs of students
  • Identify students who are academically at risk and initiate effective intervention strategies
  • Maintain and enrich subject matter expertise
  • Participate actively in professional development
  • Communicate frequently with parents
  • Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Preferred skills and work experience:
  • oDemonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievement
  • oDemonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to achieve results Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • oCritical thinker and problem-solver
  • oCollaborative team player
  • oWillingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be self-reflective with regard to teaching practices
  • oCommitment to analyzing student data to push student achievement forward
  • oAbility to work with a variety of learning abilities and differentiate for those students with special needs and English Learners
  • oSuccessful classroom manager who firmly believes that a structured environment and high behavioral expectations for all students lead to student achievement
  • oSpanish fluency highly desirable

Salary & Benefits

Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.

Apply Now

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to talent@libertasacademy.org .

Commitment to Diversity

As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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History Teacher

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Mid Level

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