The Elementary Teacher provides a high quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual; serve students in grades K-5; uphold the mission and values of Aspire Public Schools and contribute to our goal that every student in California has access to a high quality public education.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college.
-Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with California State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines.
-Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.
-Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices.
-Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.
-Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education.
-Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
-Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches.
-Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
-Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.
-Support the mission, vision, and core values of Aspire Public Schools.
-Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
-Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
-Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks
-Knowledge of assessments
-Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
-Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
-Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices
-Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
-Computer and Internet search skills
2) Minimum educational level:
-Valid California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential required
-English Language Learner Authorization required
-NCLB Highly Qualified
3) Experience required:
-1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred