English Language Arts Teacher
I CAN SCHOOLS - Cleveland, OH

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I CAN SCHOOLS is a non-profit, charter school management organization created in 2010 by the founding leaders of a highly successful, award-winning, urban school in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of I CAN SCHOOLS is to prepare students for a college preparatory high school that ensures acceptance and graduation from a four year college and/or university. I CAN SCHOOLS is dedicated to providing all students with an education that supersedes standards of excellence. To learn about more about I CAN SCHOOLS visit us on the web at www.icanschools.org.

Being an educator for I CAN SCHOOLS is incredibly rewarding and requires candidates to possess an extraordinarily strong work ethic. A Guidance Counselor can expect to work extended hours, create and sustain a quality learning environment where high academic and behavioral expectations are the norm, achieve high test scores, and be a healthy addition to our adult learning communities. We are seeking a Guidance Counselor who will "sweat the small stuff" and have a "no excuses" attitude. Guidance Counselors will be expected to do "whatever it takes" to close the achievement gap. I CAN SCHOOLS employees must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where accountability and high expectations are upheld at all times. I CAN SCHOOLS staff members must possess a philosophy that 100% of our students will attend and graduate from a four year college and/or university.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the high school to college transition for the first graduating class of ICAN Scholars.
  • Create educational programs and materials for students and parents regarding the college application process, writing resumes, and interviewing skills.
  • Facilitate an advisory program and serve as testing coordinator for PSAT, ACT and SAT exams.
  • Be relentless, serious, and focused.
  • Meet deadlines 100% of the time.


  • Past experience with ACT and SAT prep classes preferred
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of one year Guidance Counselor experience in an urban public or charter school setting preferred, but not required
  • Valid State Certification required
  • Belief in and alignment with I CAN SCHOOLS mission and vision is non-negotiable.

The Future of I CAN
In 2013-2014 I CAN SCHOOLS expanded its locations to Maple Heights, Akron, and Canton, Ohio in addition to its already existing 4 campuses located in Cleveland. Local colleges and universities have partnered with I CAN SCHOOLS to provide teachers with a quality internship experience, ultimately driving student performance. I CAN SCHOOLS will continue its commitment, in collaboration with school leaders, classroom teachers and support staff, to obtain federal and local grants to assist with future network growth and financial needs to continue on the path of success as a high performing network of schools.

I CAN SCHOOLS offers an exceptional benefit package to all full time employees through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio that include, medical, dental and vision. This package is one of the most competitive benefit packages offered to employees in the Cleveland area. I CAN SCHOOLS pays 90% of employee premiums only leaving employees to pay a minimal 10% premium each month. Employees participate in Ohio SERS (state employee retirement system). Additionally, I CAN SCHOOLS pays a 14% contribution to SERS and employees contribute a minimal 10%. I CAN SCHOOLS salary is competitive and ranked above most high performing charter schools in the State of Ohio.

Working Conditions
I CAN SCHOOLS boast meticulously clean buildings, intentionally placed print, and an extremely safe teaching environment. All classroom teachers are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, a network wide email account, high-speed internet access, and all necessary teaching supplies. I CAN SCHOOL buildings are Wi-Fi accessible for use with all mobile devices.

Bonus Opportunities and Extras
At I CAN SCHOOLS we offer a stipend for teaching Saturday School and summer student recruitment. In addition to that, teachers have the opportunity of earning a yearly bonus through a teacher referral program. I CAN SCHOOLS also has many opportunities for athletic coaching in the areas of basketball, track, cheerleading, and competitive hip-hop dance.

I CAN SCHOOLS value its employees by providing meaningful and intentional administrative coaching dedicated to transforming teachers into master educators. I CAN SCHOOLS builds and maintains a professional and healthy adult learning community by entertaining several social events throughout the school year, hosting school retreats, and presents teacher of the year for each campus.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Adrienne Lombardi, Director of Talent Recruitment at I CAN SCHOOLS

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