ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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.
WHY TEACH AT ALLIANCE?
At Alliance, when we say that all scholars can learn and achieve, we mean all. We aspire to have 75% or more of our scholars complete a four-year college degree. To attain this goal, Alliance launched the “All Means All” initiative last year to ensure that every student who walks through our doors is served to the best of our ability and has equitable access to rigorous grade-level materials so as to meet their academic potential. This initiative includes our scholars with disabilities—currently 12% of Alliance’s 13,000 scholars. We provide teachers with the autonomy to adjust their practices to meet the individual needs of their scholars. Teachers are able to focus on individuals by utilizing ancillary resources, including English Learner and special education interventions, counselors, and instructional assistants. We also provide teachers with resources such as curriculum maps, a repository of instructional materials and videos, interim assessments and item banks, one-on-one teacher coaching, weekly professional development, and freedom to innovate. Our Academics team is dedicated to building a research-based academic intervention model and dramatically strengthening our support of scholars’ social-emotional learning and mental health. Teaching at an Alliance school is an opportunity to inspire transformational change for scholars and their communities, while building lifelong, meaningful relationships.
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL
• Possess Special Education area expertise and a deep knowledge of effective evaluation, assessment, and specialized instructional techniques to drive scholar learning.
• Know how to use data, technology and innovative teaching methods to monitor growth and scholar progress toward Individual Education Program (IEP) goals, drive classroom learning and prepare all scholars to succeed in life after high school.
o Manage caseload of scholars with an IEP by ensuring that all IEPs are thoroughly compliant and serve as a true roadmap for a scholar’s achievement trajectory, including collaborating with others to write IEPs.
o Hold robust IEP meetings with all team members as active contributors.
o Maintain up-to-date documentation on caseload.
o Partner with related service providers to ensure high-quality services for scholars on the caseload.
• Ensure that all school, Alliance network, LAUSD, county, state, and federal Special Education requirements, including accommodations and modifications for scholars with disabilities, are followed with fidelity for all scholars.
• Maintain up-to-date information on caseload of scholars with IEPs in Welligent for IEP, including updating scholar and IEP information, regularly tracking services, and running and analyzing compliance reports.
• Provide direct services to scholars in a variety of settings and content areas, including but not limited to resource lab, push-in classes, co-taught classes, and other settings.
• 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.
• Active California teacher certification in the assigned subject area(s) and a valid English Learner Authorization (e.g. CLAD) by August 1, 2020.
• Prior to applying, please review the credential requirements listed on our webpage.
• Applicants who currently hold the following are welcome to apply:
o California Level I, Preliminary, Level II or Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential or University Education Specialist Instruction Intern Credential (or intern eligible)
o California Education Specialist Instruction Credential application in progress
o California Education Specialist Instruction Certificate of Eligibility
o Out-of-state or out-of-country Special Education Credential eligible for California Education Specialist Credential
• 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 application. 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.