Science Teacher 5th and 6th Grade (#1372)

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Vision Academy at Riverside 5th / 6th Grade Science Teacher

Vision Academy at Riverside is a school serving scholars in the Riverside community in Indianapolis. At Vision Academy, we serve a diverse collection of families, educators and volunteers committed to equipping our students with the strongest possible preparation for success in Indianapolis’s most demanding, college-preparatory high schools.

Vision Academy employs a rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned to state standards. Our teachers use a wide breadth of effective instructional strategies, innovative tools and technology and a variety of services to challenge and support students to meet ambitious academic goals. We find creative, engaging ways to involve parents in our work helping students build not only their academic skills but also habits of curiosity, kindness, focus and persistence essential to college and life success.

The Position Vision Academy is looking for intermediate school teachers to help our students develop the academic skills as well as the social skills and work habits they need to succeed in future years. Our teachers work within a team, supporting students through challenging and engaging lessons focused on specific academic skills. Teams meet almost daily to share ideas, exchange lesson plans, analyze student assessments and tailor interventions and supports to the needs of their classes.

Teams also work to involve families in support of students’ academic and social development. They work closely with our Culture Team to address specific family situations that may affect school engagement. This is an especially exciting opportunity to serve as an important contributor to a high quality school community and growing organization. It is also a chance to be part of an overall team committed to doing everything possible to ensure our students leave our school prepared for the most challenging, college-preparatory high schools in the city of Indianapolis.

Qualifications The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following qualifications: • A valid Indiana certification in area of general elementary or intermediate science education. • Experience working with children and helping them build the academic skills fundamental to school success. • Strong curriculum knowledge and familiarity with content area. • The instructional and management tools necessary to provide a diverse group of students at varying skill levels with a safe, supportive environment to grow and do their very best work. • Experience and interest involving families (parents, grandparents and guardians) as well as the community in support of children’s academic and social development • Excellent writing and overall communication skills • A cooperative, energetic disposition and capacity to work in concert with one’s team. • A deep interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment relentlessly focused on high standards and achieving ambitious goals for our young students. • Leadership potential and willingness to take initiative in addressing issues in and outside the classroom in order to continuously improve the overall quality of the Vision Academy program

To apply for this position, submit the following: • Letter of interest • Current resume and supporting materials • At least three (3) professional references (including a former or current supervisor) or three (3) letters of recommendation

Search Process Will Continue until Suitable Candidate is Selected

Start Date: July 2019

If interested, submit material to: Vision Academy at Riverside c/o Bilen Mulugeta, MS Principal 1751 E. Riverside Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202 www.visionacademy-riverside.org

Interest or questions regarding the position should be directed to: Bilen Mulugeta, MS Principal at bmulugeta@visionacademy-riverside.org