Upper School Humanities Lead Teacher

Instructional Richmond, California


Description

 

 

Job Description

Title:Lead Teacher

Division:Upper School

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports to: Director of Academic Instruction

Status: Full-time, Exempt (During the Academic Year)

 

Position Summary

The role of the Lead Teacher is to serve as an expert resource to support and counsel new and developing teachers. In addition to having excellent teaching and leadership skills, a Lead Teacher must possess keen observation and analytical skills, as well as an ability to help train Teachers to use data to inform instruction. S/he must also be able to offer fresh, creative solutions to difficult situations that are aligned with a growth-mindset and efficacy approach to learning.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

Instruction/Assessment – 50%

  • Deliver daily instruction during 2-3 class periods.
  • Join forces with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing and executing lesson and unit plans.
  • Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles and child cognitive and social development.
  • Assist Teachers in creating and revising culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans.
  • 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.
  • Ensure rigor and appropriate differentiation for all students, including guiding unit planning and assessment techniques.

 

Teacher Mentoring – 50%

Observes, mentors and counsels Teachers (priority to 1st and 2nd year Teachers within MWA).

Supports and trains Teachers in setting up and effectively utilizing data-informed feedback cycles to inform instructional planning and execution, and differentiation strategies.

Holds Teachers accountable to efficacy systems in the classroom that are visible, and shows evidence of being utilized.

Provides timely feedback through constructive criticism and helpful solutions.

Supports Teachers to maintain and meet appropriate goals along the California teaching standards rubric.

Offers support by co-teaching specific lessons or activities.

  • Creates and helps implement specific plans for underperforming sections of target classrooms/courses.

 

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

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.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift items more than 10 lbs.

 

Travel

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

 

Qualifications

 

Experience

  • 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

  • Possess strong coaching skills in conjunction with giving productive feedback
  • Proven track record of high performance data
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, results focused environment
  • Ability to laterally manage a diverse group of constituents
  • Skills in designing and revising authentic, culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans for middle school students
  • 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
  • Ability to administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice
  • Ability to provide materials to leadership consistently and in a timely manner
  • 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 Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • Passing scores on CBEST and CSET required
  • CLAD/BCLAD

 

Preferred

  • Master’s in Education or currently enrolled in a program highly preferred
  • 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.

This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new employees and the training, transfer, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees. For a full copy of our non-discrimination policy, visit: https://bit.ly/mwapublicnotices