Friendship Public Charter School

  • 18-19 Master Teacher HS Algebra

    Vacancy for School Year
    2018-19
    Class
    Full-Time
    Location
    US-DC-Washington
  • Overview

    The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.

    A Friendship Master Teacher of Algebra (MT-A) exemplifies key instructional drivers and plays the crucial role in developing and shaping the direction of classroom instruction at Friendship Public Charter School. As a prominent instructional leader and professional example, the MT-A ensures students throughout the school are held to the highest of expectations, both academically and behaviorally, and are engaged in innovative and rigorous instruction. The MT-A’s day encompasses educating students and providing professional development to other math teachers.  The MT-A’s leadership responsibilities extend beyond the school year to include strategic academic planning and professional development throughout the summer.  Friendship PCS is seeking professional educators who are committed to leading from the classroom.

    Responsibilities

    1. Teaching and Learning
    • Demonstrate the highest level of instructional expertise and content mastery in Math, specifically Algebra I and/or Algebra II
    • Lead students to high levels of academic success through rigorous, targeted, and differentiated instruction
    • Design and deliver engaging instruction addressing full range of student needs and learning styles
    • Develop formal and informal assessments to measure student mastery
    • Use data to drive instruction
    • Hold students accountable to high academic and behavioral expectations
    • Align practices and routines to an achievement-oriented math classroom culture
    • Foster a safe environment that encourages curiosity, academic risk taking, accountability, and collaboration
    • Support the development and refinement of FPCS’s Math Curriculum

     

    1. Teacher Development
    • In consultation with instructional leaders, support classroom instruction and team teach on as needed basis to ensure best practices are consistently implemented in every Friendship math classroom
    • Provide 4-5 targeted professional development workshops per year
    • Mentor teachers by outlining clear and direct feedback, leading mathematical professional development workshops, collaborating with school-based instructional coaches, and connecting teachers with professional development resources
    • Model ability to analyze student data, identify student learning goals, and successfully implement strategies to address areas of growth
    • Model the pacing of instruction and maximizing class time by providing clear directions, outlining expectations, and effectively bringing a lesson to closure
    • Model and instruct teachers on how to establishing a nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom climate that encourages student responsibility by using effective classroom management strategies
    • Co-facilitate FPCS’s New Teacher Induction with other master teachers and instructional leads

     

     

    1. General Leadership
    • Summarize, interpret and disseminate current developments in math instruction, learning theory and cognitive research through reading of professional journals, participation in professional development and involvement in professional organizations
    • Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that earns their respect, maintaining visibility with students, staff, parents, and the community
    • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school
    • Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, and demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility and pride in the education profession
    • Attend required staff meetings and serve, as appropriate, on staff committees
    • Continue to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues and professional growth experiences
    • Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
    • Maintain high professional standards in communication with students, teachers, parents and school administrators

     

    Qualifications

    • Desired Qualifications

      • Minimum of four (4) years high school teaching experience in Algebra I and/or Algebra II serving in an urban school setting
      • Documented evidence of successfully raising student outcomes in Math, specifically in Algebra
      • The ability to work effectively and professionally with others at all levels of an organization
      • An ability to critically assess challenges and identify appropriate solutions
      • Strong organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines
      • Excellent time-management and a willingness to work non-standard hours
      • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to teaching and learning the specific content area he/she instructs
      • Have ability to implement curricula and structured teaching practices for Algebra
      • Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community
      • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
      • Deep knowledge of the SAT
      • Experience with Eureka Math
    • Required Qualifications

      • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in secondary math, Master’s Degree preferred
      • Highly qualified status by passing Praxis in Mathematics - Praxis 5161: Mathematics Content Knowledge and Praxis 5624: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12

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