FPA HS Math Teacher (#260686)
Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools High School Math Teacher ABOUT US Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 1200 students in grades PreK-11. In just six short years, our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam. We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community. JOB TITLE: High School Math Teacher ACCOUNTABILITY: Head of High School POSITION SUMMARY Freedom Preparatory Academy seeks a High School Math Teacher that will teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Teacher will implement best practices in math pedagogy, use of manipulatives, modeling, problem-solving, math talk, collaborative learning, complex math tasks, etc. The teacher will also foster strong mathematical reasoning, argument, and writing skills in students while balancing instruction in conceptual and procedural math.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Freedom Preparatory Academy welcomes teachers who are relentless in their aim to see student growth and who want to hone their skills as effective teachers in the classroom. Below are some of the tasks required of teachers: Work an extended school day to allow for collaboration, professional development, and ample communication with parents and other staff members Embody the characteristics that the school wishes the students to uphold, especially respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and community Teach at least three to four classes each day Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and other curricular materials Work closely with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Dean of Students to develop and implement strategies for all students to reach success Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations in the classroom and lesson planning Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues Assist in the design and implementation of research-based curriculum Maintain the school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations through continuous reflection Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices Assist in student arrival and departure, transitions between class periods, and lunch periods Complete other tasks as assigned by the Head of School or Assistant Head of School JOB QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Certification: Tennessee Professional Educator License preferred. Eligibility for Tennessee Professional Educator License required. Considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines Experience: Two to four years of urban teaching and educational leadership experience is preferred Successful manager of an urban classroom who has used structure, incentives, and high expectations to drive student success Experienced classroom teacher with demonstrated, quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with low skill level in a heterogeneously grouped classroom setting Skills: Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformationcharter school Unwavering in pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges Results-driven educational leader with a commitment to standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions Good problem-solving ability and good judgment Familiarity with cultural diversity Ability to work collaboratively with staff, families, and community members Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective Possess strong interpersonal skills Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
START DATE An exceptional candidate will assume a full time role no later than July 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY Freedom Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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