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2020-2021: 7th Grade ELA
Caliber Public Schools

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2020-2021: 7th Grade ELA

Caliber Public Schools
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 19 days ago
Job Role
Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education

Job Description

Our mission at Caliber Public Schools is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college, career, and community.

Caliber's four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or 'EQ'; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.

We are looking for educators and leaders who want to join a small but growing team of diverse community schools. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and is now a fully grown K-8 serving 800 students. ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016 and serves 750 students, TK-8th grade. Our long-term vision is to serve students K-12 in our immediate and surrounding communities.

Position Summary:
We are looking for compassionate, exceptional educators to join our Middle School ELA Team (7th)! You'll work collaboratively with your colleagues to drive the achievement of all students in your grade level. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, personalized, and rigorous lessons that integrate our four pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act. You will use data to drive your instruction, regularly assessing student learning to ensure that each child's personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth. You'll equitably support the development of each child through restorative practices and social-emotional learning strategies. You will build meaningful relationships with families because you believe they are partners, and play a critical role in student success.

You will also receive weekly training and support through high-quality professional development and tailored one-on-one coaching.

What We Look For

It takes a special teacher to work at Caliber Public Schools. We look for the following values & attributes in our teachers:

  • Agents of change – you look to reimagine and disrupt the traditional teaching environment
  • Flexible and adaptable – you thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing setting
  • Strategic Thinker – you are motivated by constant review and evaluation of student progress
  • Highly collaborative – you work best being interdependent with your colleagues and making decisions collectively as a team
  • Personal Growth Enthusiast – you are self-aware, reflective and seek out ongoing feedback and coaching to continue to improve your craft
  • Strong Commitment – you are resilient in the face of challenge, you are proactive and take initiative to seek out solutions Responsibilities
  • Facilitate students' mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
  • High expectations for student behavior are clearly taught, consistently communicated, and equitably applied to all students.
  • Implement and support school-wide social-emotional programming and restorative practices.
  • Demonstrates an asset-based perspective of students from diverse backgrounds, using their experiences as resources for learning vs. excuses or problems to overcome.
  • Provides students opportunities to learn who they are and where they come from.
  • Consistently reflects on own biases/perceptions/ pedagogical practices and mitigates the negative impact on students through culturally responsive practices.
  • Facilitate a Blended Learning Model using technology tools as part of instruction. Develop expertise with technological tools that drive student learning.
  • Facilitate small group instruction with students working towards targeted outcomes.
  • Design and use assessment data to refine instructional practices and personalize learning for each student.
  • Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection. Values: Caliber staff…
  • are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement.
  • validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person.
  • know that It is everyone's collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities.
  • approach situations and people with empathy and kindness. Experience:
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience, preferably in a high performing school driving excellent student outcomes.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Seeking an excellent ELA teacher with a passion for igniting an unyielding love of reading in their students. This teacher believes that everyone loves a good book.. or can help them find one!
  • Experience with Socratic seminar or other methodologies of student discourse a plus
  • Preferred experience with social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
  • Experience integrating technology into the classroom. Skills:
  • Comfort with technology: basic skills in navigating computer hardware and software
  • Organizational skills: ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Analytical and problem solving ability:
  • Use data to drive instruction and results
  • Ability to deeply understand each student's needs and help them achieve their goals
  • Communicates effectively with others: shares ideas directly and respectfully & advocates for needs. Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state
  • Intern credential accepted Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.

Caliber Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Business Overview

Our Story

Our Mission

Our mission at Caliber Schools is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging personalized education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in competitive colleges, careers, and communities. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be ‘changemakers’ in their communities and the world.

Our Values

At Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy we believe all of our students will become academically college ready, grow in their emotional intelligence, become critical thinkers, and agents of change. 

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