Secondary Physics Teacher - Fall 2019 Placement (#1417511)
American Preparatory Academy is a rapidly expanding school district. We are building a strong science, math and engineering program and are looking for physics teachers. We are committed to teaching physics to our students and are looking for teachers with a passion for teaching students to think critically. We work in a team environment where we love to share ideas on how to teach and are always working on new ways to motivate the students with physics and engineering problems. If you have a passion for teaching science and critical thinking concepts, send us your resume. JOB DESCRIPTION: American Preparatory Academy is seeking a full-time Secondary (7th- 12th grade) Physics Teacher for the 2019- 2020 school year. The Secondary Science Teacher at American Prep reports to the Secondary Director and is responsible for the instruction and assessment of a class of students and for coordinating and conducting all activities in relation to student learning and accomplishing the mission of American Prep. American Preparatory Academy is an academically rigorous charter schools that focuses on a liberal arts education. At American Prep, where students are expected to do homework and learn concepts to mastery. We have a wonderful culture at our schools where teachers work collaboratively to help students achieve their full potential. If you want to a career where you can work in a positive, supportive, collaborative environment to help students learn, please send us your resume. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Educational · Commits to delivering the American Prep curriculum to all students equitably. · Adheres to the American Prep Staff Manual. · Follows the 180 day plan for their grade level or subject level, and updates the plan annually to allow for data-driven improvements. · Communicates knowledge to students in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner. · Assesses student achievement and develops plans to ensure student progress based on assessment data. · Develops and maintains a stimulating and nurturing environment that meets student's individual and the class needs. · Works with team partners or others as appropriate to develop curriculum that aligns with the American Prep standards and the school's charter. · Uses Direct Instruction approaches where required or recommended · Implements the CHAMPs program. · Supports standards-based instructional approaches that ensure the continuous progress of students desiring more challenge, including but not limited to high-ability and high-performance learners. · Participates in team meetings and offers professional guidance and input · Engages in professional communication that meets American Prep’s communication policy. · Utilizes data gathering and submits required reports in a timely manner. · Demonstrates an understanding of the Trivium and provides instruction appropriate to the phase of learning students are in. Implements curriculum and instruction in a manner consistent with this understanding. · Shows empathy for and understanding of students. · Prepare students adequately for all required assessments · Develops with parents and students a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and objectivity. Facilitates resolution of problems that may arise with students and parents. · Holds parent/student/teacher conferences as outlined in the staff manual. · Works effectively with parent volunteers. Professional Development · Models and promotes positive interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills as outlined in American Prep’s communication policy. · Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth which may include but not be limited to conferences, meetings, observation and in-service training driven by student needs and school objectives. · Works as a team member, sharing common planning, professional development, curriculum design, educational experience and training. Leadership · Acts as a role model and resource for students and other staff members · Demonstrates and encourage creativity and excellence · Is willing to assume responsibilities outside of the classroom in order to achieve the needs of a growing school · Performs other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Director JOB BENEFITS American Prep offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans and contributes to a generous 401(k) plan.