The LINC - Teachers/Counselors (Several Positions)
School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Who We Are

The LINC is a small, non-academically selective high school of choice. The school will open in the fall 2014-2015, and will serve 115 ninth-grade students. The school will operate on a grow-a-grade model and will ultimately serve 450-475 students in grades 9-12 by the 2017-2018 school year. At The LINC, students will develop global awareness and leadership skills in a personalized and supportive learning environment. Students will pursue a rich curriculum that honors the cultures and communities in and around the school, as well as fostering students understanding of larger global perspectives and implications.

The school day at the LINC will run from approx. 9:00-4:00. Weekly faculty meetings will be held Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:55.

What We Want

The ideal educators at The LINC are teachers who want to play an active role in the governance of the school, who understand the value of working with colleagues to accelerate student learning, who are willing and ready to challenge themselves by adopting and embracing new ways of engaging young people, who understand the role of teacher as facilitator, who embrace challenges and hard work, who understand national and global issues, and who understand that healthy risks are a part of the learning process. A LINC teacher is required to:
•Provide respectful and engaging recuperative literacy and math instruction
•Incorporate literacy strategies and writing in all lessons
•Leverage technology to support, evaluate, and direct learning opportunities
•Engage in extensive summer professional development (July 14th-August 8th, 2014) Compensated at the contractual PD rate.
•Must be available to facilitator Summer Bridge program for students (August 12-14, 2014) Compensated at the contractual EC rate.
•Be learners and co-creators of knowledge
•Apply a global awareness lens to content knowledge
•Foster proficiency with cognitive skills outlined in the school design
•Form supportive relationships with students, families, and fellow educators
Available Positions:
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Bilingual Counselor (Spanish)
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English
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English/Social Studies/Art
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Chemistry/Math
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Spanish/English
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Spec.Ed./Science
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English/Math/Spec. Ed

Qualifications:
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Must hold valid PA teaching certification in science and art
•Must hold bachelor's degree in area of certification (Master's degree preferred)
•Minimum of three years of teaching experience in area of certification
•Proven experience working with diverse student populations (ELL and special ed.)
•Experience working in comprehensive high schools preferred
•Demonstrated proficiency with technology
•Awareness of resources for supporting global competency
•Experience with implementation of Restorative Practices strategies preferred
•Must be a reflective practitioner and willing to adopt an inquiry stance to the work
•Proficiency in Spanish is a plus
•Excellent record of attendance, with no more than five days of absence and/or instances of lateness in the last year excluding one long term absence.
•No negative anecdotal records in personnel file or pending
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and a 250 word essay response to two of the following prompts:
•How do you engage young people in school in a way that honors and respects who they are and what they have to offer?
•How do you support students in developing the agency to direct their own learning?
•How do you help students who arrive to high school with low literacy and math levels prepare for college?
All materials should be forwarded to thelinc@philasd.org . Additionally, the application process, in its entirety, can be found on the school's website at www.the-linc.org.

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