Middle School Math/Science Teacher

Instructional Richmond, California


Description

 

Job Description

Title:Math/Science Teacher

Division: Middle School (MS)

Location: Richmond, CA

Reports to: MS Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Status: Full-time, Exempt

 

Position Summary

The role of the Math/Science Teacher is to promote Math and Science literacy across disciplines and collaborate to assess student work, design curriculum, and improve personal practice. This position entails teaching two sections of math, two sections of science and one intervention/enrichment course. Teachers are expected to actively engage and participate in culture building, including but not limited to classroom, lunch, and hallway norms and expectations. Teachers are also expected to invest and engage in the work of developing a results-oriented, collegial and productive team-oriented approach to the work.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

Instruction

        Create and revise culturally relevant, effective, best practice and MWA compliant unit and lesson plans aligned with Common Core and California State curricular standards; these lesson plans and unit plans are differentiated and designed to engage and challenge MS students.

        Execute a formalized student management plan that is aligned with the MWA student management system.

        Integrate literacy and writing during instruction.

        Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles, including child cognitive and social development.

 

Assessment

        Create and consistently use Formative and Summative Assessments that embed and provide students practice for unit tests, finals, and standardized tests such as the SBAC.

        Manage a formalized student and parent engagement plan that details engaging students and parents, as well as provides metrics to measure growth and development, socially and academically, on a quarterly basis.

        Design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides and California state standards.

        Administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice.

 

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

 

Mission Alignment

        Communicate with, teach and build relationships with staff, faculty, students, and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community.

        Commitment to become an active participant in the school community – attend weekly division-specific professional development sessions, school performances, school assemblies, extracurricular activities, field trips and conduct home visits, if needed.

 

Other

        Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

Work Environment

This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, whiteboards and Chromebooks.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time, and lift items more than 10 lbs.

 

Travel

Some travel required for MWA related events, such as workshops or conferences.

 

Qualifications

 

Experience

        Teaching experience desirable

        Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities

        Dedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban public school

        Experience leading small groups towards established goals

        Familiarity with reading and analyzing data

        Previous mentorship experience and ability to familiarize oneself with community resources

 

Skills

        Highly effective communication skills

        Skills in designing and revising authentic, culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans for middle school students

        Ability to adapt and align with school-related initiatives

        Highly organized, goal-oriented, and focused on outcomes

        Ability to design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides, NGSS and California state standards

        Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community

        Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, Khan Academy, Newsla, Zinc/Springboard, etc.)

        Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude

 

Education

        Bachelor’s Degree required

        California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Math and Science) or enrollment in a credential program required

        Passing scores on CBEST and CSET required

        CLAD/BCLAD

 

Preferred

        Advanced Degree desirable

        Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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