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Middle School ELA Teacher

Company: Caliber Schools
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About Caliber Public -SchoolsCaliber's Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. Our strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects and supports students, families and staff members to reach their full potential. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or 'EQ'; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world.Caliber's four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. -Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support. -We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice, their skills and their passion to work in partnership with our students and their families on their goals. Caliber staff are committed to creating an inclusive environment, dedicated to equity, where all staff, family members and students feel they belong. - -Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. Both Beta and ChangeMakers are currently TK-8 campuses serving more than 800 students. We plan to open additional schools in future years as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.Position Summary -We are looking for compassionate, exceptional educators to join our Middle School Team! You'll work collaboratively with your colleagues to drive the achievement of all students in your grade level. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, personalized, and rigorous lessons that integrate our four pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act. You will use data to drive your instruction, regularly assessing student learning to ensure that each child's personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth. You'll equitably support the development of each child through restorative practices and social-emotional learning strategies. You will build meaningful relationships with families because you believe they are partners, and play a critical role in student success. You will also receive weekly training and support through high-quality professional development and tailored one-on-one coaching. - -This role will be required to be on campus when Caliber returns to in person instruction during the 21-22 school year.Responsibilities

  • Facilitate students' mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
  • Maintain high expectations for student behavior are clearly taught, consistently communicated, and equitably applied to all students.
  • Implement and support school-wide social-emotional programming and restorative practices.
  • Bring expertise and excitement for content into lesson plans and lesson execution.
  • Demonstrate an asset-based perspective of students from diverse backgrounds, using their experiences as resources for learning vs. excuses or problems to overcome.
  • Provide students opportunities to learn who they are and where they come from.
  • Consistently reflect on own biases/perceptions/ pedagogical practices and mitigates the negative impact on students through culturally responsive practices.
  • Facilitate a Blended Learning Model using technology tools as part of instruction. - Develop expertise with technological tools that drive student learning.
  • Facilitate small group instruction with students working towards targeted outcomes.
  • Design and use assessment data to refine instructional practices and personalize learning for each student.
  • Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.QualificationsPreferred Experience: -
    • At least 2 years of teaching experience, preferably in a high performing school driving excellent student outcomes.
    • Experience working with Black, Brown and other POC populations at least one year.
    • Experience with social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
    • Experience integrating technology into the classroom.Required:
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent or transferable teaching license from another state
      • Intern credential acceptedValues: -Caliber staff---
        • are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement.
        • Affirm and validate the identities, strengths and passions of each person.
        • know that It is everyone's collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities.
        • approach situations and people with empathy and kindness.Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.To Apply Visit: - - -Caliber Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. - Questions? Email -

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