Jr High or High School Science Teacher
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Science (General), Space Science.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK:
The DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, an innovative public charter high school focused on a student-centered model that requires highly qualified and motivated teachers to work with students to achieve high academic performance. Our teachers partner with parents, administration, community, and other teachers in collaboration of student achievement towards college preparation and program development in science and arts integration. Our teachers are part of a pioneering effort in public education and have a character of innovation and creative learning with a passion linked to their students’ success and growth. We expect our teachers to have a strong educational background with a proven commitment to student success. As a technology-rich student-centered school, we require our teachers to be comfortable with technology and the implementation of technology in their teaching. Our teachers understand the mission and vision of the school, and meet the standards set forth by the school’s charter. Instruction and Student Achievement • Learn the curriculum. Our educational program is centered around the mission of the school charter: Hands-on projects, science and arts integrated, high technology, and college preparatory. Our teachers are expected to know the curriculum at all grade levels so they can ensure their students are learning what they need to know to build strong foundations and master new concepts. • Meet regularly with students to evaluate learning outcomes and plan resolution for students not reaching their goals. • Initiate cultural and academic outings for students to demonstrate a solid knowledge of state standards and testing requirements. • Research and create lessons that complement/supplement student-centered learning to meet the needs of individual students. Our students need to think, explore, ask, and experiment to become active, life-long learners. • Assess student academic progress, performance, and attendance individually and weekly with Team Leader at team meetings. • Provide students and parents with regular feedback regarding student performance, progress, and academic needs, and respond to intervention. • Support students with special needs, including participating on IEP teams. • Prepare students for standardized tests and proctor site-based exams.
School Culture/ Consistency and Compliance • Model expectations the school holds for its students by exemplifying the role of citizen in the DaVinci community. • Support school values and model them for students. • Create a classroom of high expectations consistent with the school’s mission. • Establish solid relationships with students’ families, opening your classroom to parents and developing volunteer opportunities for parents and community members to contribute to our educational environment. • Organize orientation, training, and social and educational activities for students and families. • Community and parent outreach.
Professional Responsibilities • Actively learn and grow as a teacher. • Be dedicated to the growth and success of each student. • Build community by contributing to faculty portal, newsletters, outings, and events including rotating responsibilities to open houses, etc. • Participate in all staff meetings and professional development sessions. • Take part in other support activities and team leader assignments that will ensure the success of our school.