High School English Teacher

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Organization LA Promise Fund (view profile)
Location Los Angeles
Classification English/Reading/Language Arts
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 02/13/17


English teachers will engage scholars through an interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning framework integrated with common core concepts to explore research in the areas of classical and modern literature, creative and academic writing, and public speaking.

Responsibilities and Duties
Under the supervision of the Principal, the ideal candidate will drive student outcomes by:
• Encouraging a culture of mutual respect and tolerance
• Using data-driven techniques to set high academic goals for scholars
• Demonstrating content knowledge, including California Common Core Standards
• Differentiating learning and provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all scholars

• Facilitating effective group work
• Providing timely feedback and collaborating with faculty to offer specialized support
• Directing scholars to think independently and to express original ideas
• Holding weekly office hours after school
• Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
• Supporting parent engagement by building a positive and trusting relationship with students, families, and community members.
Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:
• Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
• Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
• Using restorative pedagogy to resolve conflict
• Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize learning for scholars
• Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
• Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities
• Working with other teachers and administrators to address and resolve conflict
• Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required
Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:
• Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of the content matter
• Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
• Taking responsibility for the progress of each scholar
• Special projects and duties outside of primary teaching responsibility as assigned

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree in subject area preferred
• Basic Skills (CBEST)
• Possession of a valid internship, preliminary, or clear California Single Subject teaching credential
• DOJ Fingerprint Clearance
• TB Clearance

Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education. Excellent, full benefits package.

∞ E-mail your cover letter and resume to careers@lapromisefund.org.