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K-2 Classroom Teaching Positions

Anser Charter School
3.3 out of 5
202 East 42nd Street, Garden City, ID 83714
$45,504 - $71,204 a year - Full-time, Contract

Location

202 East 42nd Street, Garden City, ID 83714

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Purpose Statement:

Anser Charter School is actively searching for enthusiastic and committed educators to become valuable members of our team. We are looking for candidates with a robust foundation in elementary education, a profound comprehension of the distinctive requirements of each student, and a steadfast commitment to cultivating a positive and immersive learning atmosphere.

Essential Functions:

  • Individuals applying for this position must believe in high accountability and collaboration
  • Be comfortable with both individual as well as group decision-making
  • Knowledgeable in children’s developmental milestones with the ability to foster academic and character growth while developing a cooperative crew.
  • Hold a passion for, and knowledge of, working with middle school students in a rigorousand inclusive environment
  • Experience in creating and implementing project and inquiry-based instruction aligned with Idaho State Standards
  • Candidates need to be aware some expectations exist outside of the regular school day and hours (Overnight Adventure trips, Exhibition Nights, Back to School Picnic, Back to School Night, Family Information Nights, etc.).
  • Use of Infinite Campus for student reporting
  • Communicating respectfully with students, colleagues, families and community members at all times by modeling, practicing and discussing respectful, unbiased and effective communication strategies
  • Upholding, supporting and documenting the school-wide, collaboratively determined, restorative justice-based discipline policies and being willing to reflect on and take ownership of you own role in student disciplinary actions
  • Maintaining a growth mindset

Expeditionary Learning (EL Education) Components:

  • Implementation of Core Practices and components of Expeditionary Learning
  • Seeking and providing opportunities for meaningful fieldwork and service opportunities, along with the consultation with experts in Expeditions
  • Collaboration on planning, developing, and refine grade level curriculum
  • Incorporating diversity issues and multicultural content into curriculum and instruction throughout the year
  • Collaborating with appropriate staff to plan for and meet the needs of students with Individual Education Plans. Differentiating instruction and providing accommodations and supports as needed
  • Utilizing a workshop model as the main format for instructional time in order to keep the whole group and lecture-style lessons to a minimum and student engagement to a maximum
  • Regularly analyze student data to improve instruction, ensure equity, and use of assessment data to plan for instruction
  • Supporting each student on the creation of a portfolio that is developed through the school year to be presented at Student Led Conferences
  • Developing and revising clear criteria and standards for quality work with students based on Expeditionary Learning’s definitions of high quality student work
  • Planning Exhibitions of student work at least twice per year for our Celebration of Learning to give students an opportunity to share their work with an audience of parents/guardians, other students, authentic audiences and community members.
  • Planning, leading, and advising a daily CREW and collaboratively supporting the CREW adventure experience
  • Be willing to participate in adventure, wilderness, and service experiences with students and staff
  • Handling of character violations and appropriate discipline in the classroom and the willingness to engage in restorative justice practices
  • Creating and maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment for students through the modeling, practicing, and explicit teaching of Anser’s character traits: Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Compassion, Discipline, Respect
  • Shared leadership model includes fulfilling a role on a building leadership team
  • Striving to do more than you think is possible

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold, or be eligible for, an Idaho K-8 Teaching Certificate and/or be eligible for a charter school certificate
  • It is desirable that candidates possess a deep knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards for this grade level.

Benefits:

Anser values its team of amazing educators. Teachers at Anser Charter School receive:

  • Onboarding professional development for new hires
  • Academic autonomy to create innovative and creative case studies of learning tied to the state model content standards.
  • Anser educators are valued as professionals that are capable of captivating learning outside the constraints of a standardized curriculum.
  • A teaching and learning environment that empowers teachers to connect content and curriculum outside of the classroom through engaging fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork is an opportunity to work with professionals in a designated profession to make learning come alive for students.
  • The opportunity to work with a team of professional educators that values relationships with colleagues and students.
  • A supportive and invested parent community.
  • A positive school culture tied to our mission and vision.
  • Professional growth opportunities, both on and off site.
  • Weekly collaboration planning on Wednesday – eligible for CDE Licensure Renewal Credit.
  • A leadership team that values teachers and students.
  • A community that values their work, while having fun doing it!

Salary Information:

  • Salary range comparable to local Charter Schools and traditional programs, $45,500-$71,204
  • Access to the Education Assistance Fund up to $2,000 annually
  • Years of accredited teaching/district services are transferable
  • PERSI benefits
  • Full medical, dental, vision, Employee Assistance Program and life insurance benefits
  • 12 days of Paid Time OFF (PTO) Annually
  • 184 contract days (158 school days/ 26 work days)

Anser Charter School may be a good fit for you if you:

  • Flourish in a collaborative environment that deems alignment, consistency and fidelity to programs and school design integral to school and student success.
  • Thrive in a diverse, intellectually challenging environment where reflection and improvement of professional practice are regarded as hallmarks of individual and group growth and development.
  • Believe all children - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, or home language - can achieve at high levels, AND believe that the teacher must actively engage students to make that happen.
  • Have knowledge of child cognitive, social, moral and ethical development as well as different learning styles and can implement this knowledge in a caring and collaborative community.
  • Demonstrate competence using qualitative and quantitative data to inform instruction and to assess students' progress over time.
  • Have the desire to work in a nontraditional, school environment.
  • Can develop a curriculum that is engaging, rigorous and aligns with Common Core State Standards and school expectations.
  • Are passionate about what Anser has to offer staff, students and families.

About Our School: Anser Charter School, a public school chartered by the Idaho Charter School Commission demonstrates 25 years of successful operation. Anser is named after the Latin word for goose and seeks to embody the supportive and collaborative characteristics of its namesake. The school serves approximately 580 students K-8. We are located in Garden City and within the boundaries of the Boise School District. Anser is an Expeditionary Learning (EL Education) school rooted in effective teaching and learning practices as a means to ensure that all students are provided a rigorous curriculum embedded with components of strong character and service-learning. The curriculum is organized around learning expeditions where collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork are integral to the school design. Active pedagogy is supported by working with teaching partners and through a school culture that practices shared and distributive leadership, reflection, deep dialogue, meaningful social interactions, and aligned professional development. Equity and high expectations for every student are fostered through inquiry and project-based learning; a safe, respectful and orderly community; adventure; service-learning, civic responsibility, and engagement of families in the life of the school. To learn more about the school please visit .

For a screening interview, email your resume and cover letter to employment@ansercharterschool.org

Screened candidates invited for a formal interview must submit:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of teaching certificate and transcripts

Pursuant to Idaho Code 33-512(15), all first time employees of Anser must submit to a criminal background check. Anser is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation in the education programs and activities it operates.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $45,504.00 - $71,204.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • Kindergarten

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Charter school

Ability to Relocate:

  • Garden City, ID 83714: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person