Middle School Science Teacher (2021-2022 School Year)

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Middle School Science Teacher (2021-2022 School Year)

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January 13, 2021
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Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 28 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles. Come teach at Alliance, where teachers achieve and scholars succeed.

At Alliance, science teachers use local and global phenomena to spark curiosity in every scholar. Our goal is to ensure all scholars can apply what they are learning in the classroom to their real life and can advocate for change on scientific issues. Teachers have access to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned curricula, such as Amplify Science in Middle School and Discovery Techbook, in High School to engage scholars using the science and engineering practices so scholars are doing science. During the year we offer learning opportunities in a variety of ways: formal PDs, embedded departmental and individual coaching, learning modules to collaborate with science teams across schools, and book clubs around culturally relevant STEM education.

• Believe. Hold the belief that all scholars, regardless of their economic or social demographics, deserve a quality education and can earn a four-year college degree.
• Social Justice. Desire to be a part of Alliance’s social justice mission, integrating anti-racist, student-centered instruction, and teaching in systemically underserved communities in Los Angeles.
• Culture. Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive, achievement-oriented, supportive, and collaborative culture of high expectations that motivates and inspires scholars to learn at college-preparatory levels.
• Expertise. Have strong academic content expertise, instructional and classroom management skills, and in-depth knowledge of effective evaluation and assessment techniques to drive scholar learning. Thrive in an environment of high expectations and collaboration.
• Mindset. Hold a growth mindset and commit to continuously honing their teaching craft
• Relationship-Building. Have strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills with both children and adults.

• Applicants for Middle School Science who will hold any of the following credentials by August 1, 2021, are welcome to apply:
o California Single or Multiple Subject Credential (Clear or Preliminary)
 If you hold a Multiple Subject Credential, you must have an Introductory Science Authorization
o California University Internship Credential Eligible (Intern eligibility letter required)
o Proof of California Credential in Progress (University email can satisfy this requirement)
o Non-California Credential Transferring to California; please provide proof of transferring credential in progress (i.e. from other U.S. states)
o Prior to applying, please review the credential requirements listed on our webpage.
• Active California teacher certification in the assigned subject area(s) and a valid English Learner Authorization (e.g. CLAD) by August 1, 2021.
• Candidates that don't hold a single subject credential or have a pathway to obtaining a California teaching credential will not be eligible for a teaching position. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, Alliance has partnered with Claremont Graduate University to develop a teacher residency program leading to a teaching credential and Masters in Education. Please find information about the program here.

• Compensation: Alliance provides a competitive salary for teachers. Please click HERE for our starting teacher salary scale.
• Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision are covered at 100% of monthly premiums for individual employees and at least $1,000 per month towards family plan premiums.
• Retirement: Teachers may participate in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) with an expected Alliance match of 18.4% for certified employees for the 21-22 School Year.
• Paid Leave: Teachers have five weeks of paid leave during school breaks, plus sick leave that accrues at one day per month.
• Professional Development: At Alliance, we believe in supporting teacher growth and provide substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support for teachers, including two weeks of professional development for new hires that introduces the Alliance culture and builds classroom management and instructional planning skills.
• Leadership opportunities: Leadership opportunities are extensive at Alliance, both in and outside of the classroom. Our close-knit school communities look to teachers to support scholar extracurricular activities and lead school-level decision making. Teachers interested in growing their leadership skills while remaining in the classroom are invited to join our Teacher Leader Cadre program or join our Aspiring Principal Program.
• Recognition. Teacher of the Year awards Provide special recognition and compensation to teachers who demonstrate their dedication inside and beyond the classroom, as well as their exceptional ability to engage scholars and activate their excitement for education.

To apply, visit www.laalliance.org/careers to submit a resume and applications. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.