High School English Teacher 11/12
Edison Learning, Inc. - Gary, IN

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Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy is accepting applications for an experienced, motivated and dedicated 11th and 12th Grade English Language Arts Teacher (Literature, Composition, and Speech) for the remainder of the 2012 – 2013 school year.

Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy is a public school that serves grades 7-12. Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy mission is to maximize the potential of each student, creating the urgency to reach proficiency and assuring that students are given the greatest opportunity to learn and perform at high levels through premium-quality teaching and leadership as well as an effective, supportive learning environment.

Primary Responsibilities

The English language arts teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and that discovers and develops special talents of students in the field of English. Specifically, this position will be required to teach in one or all of the following areas: literature, composition, and speech.

The candidate will also serve as a Learning Coach to a designated home group of students through regular Coaching for Learning and data led conversations (1 to 1 and group). Act as an advocate for these students during the planning of teaching and learning and providing guidance, support, and encouragement to ensure their success and achievement.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications for this position include Indiana Secondary Teaching License in English with HQ status under NCLB. Experience working in an urban school system a plus.