K-8 Teachers

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School - Philadelphia, PA - Full time

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School - Philadelphia, PA - Full time


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  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Appropriate Instructional I or Instructional II Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, Temporary Teaching Certificate, or valid out of state license for the given subject area for which you are teaching.
  • Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status. PREFERRED
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university either in education or in content areas (e.g. Math, Science)
  • At least (2) years of urban teaching experience 2
  • Experience in leading out of school time learning opportunities (e.g. serving as a coach, mentor, club leader)

    A SLACS Teacher is charged with providing instruction to our students and is specifically responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Implement instruction according to the school’s educational goals and objectives by focusing on high standards and achievement for all students including those who are ELL and/or receive special education services.
  • Meet and instruct class(es) as assigned leveraging school curriculum and texts and other support materials as needed.
  • Prepare, leverage and provide feedback to students regarding their assignments.
  • Utilize lesson and unit plans to support effective delivery of instruction.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of behavior needed to achieve.
  • Maintain functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Provide for continuous evaluation of student progress consistent with school established goals and policies.
  • Maintain student records and other pertinent data as determined by the school.
  • Facilitate students’ progress and growth toward stated objectives of instruction within the limits of the resources provided by the school.
  • Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings as needed.
  • Collaborate with grade level and/or content peers to create a consistent learning experience for students.
  • An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:
  • Commitment to the success of all SLACS students and specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high-poverty communities and/ or children with special needs.
  • Desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn; and integrity and clarity in all communications and interactions.
  • Ability to use data to inform instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Innovative teaching methodologies through techniques such as team teaching, demonstrations, simulations and consultations.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective instructional/behavioral solutions to support the success of each of his or her students.
  • Exceptional classroom management skills.
  • Flexible, optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges; strong problem solving skills.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of technology used to design and differentiate instruction for students. 
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