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Kindergarten Teacher

Company: Detroit Leadership Academy
Location: Detroit
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Teacher DEPARTMENT: Academics REPORTS TO: Principal/Director of Academics CLASSIFICATION: Exempt EQUITY Public Schools Detroit Leadership Academy Elementary K-5 Detroit Leadership Academy Middle/High School 6-12 Detroit Innovation Academy K-8 Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy 9-12 Detroit Collegiate High School 9-12 Why Join EQ? At EQUITY, we believe that creating and sustaining excellent and equitable schools for all children is the most critical issue today and that high-quality education is the only way to change the life trajectory and outcomes for kids. We are relentless in our pursuit and refuse to accept anything less than remarkable schools for our kids, regardless of their zip code. We know the most effective way to make lasting change in schools is by recruiting, developing, and retaining strong people who are committed to their own development and to our belief that all students have the potential to be remarkable. As a values-driven organization, we seek talent whose values align with ours: empathy, relentless pursuit of quality, embracing the unconventional, taking initiative, tenacity, and commitment to teamwork. The mission of EQUITY Education is to build a system of remarkable neighborhood schools for traditionally underserved students by manifesting potential. EQUITY believes that access to a remarkable education is the most fundamental social justice issue today. As an organization, we aim to ensure access to the type of high quality education that grants students success in college and life as we work to dismantle systemic educational inequities. EQUITY is a steadily growing organization. Student enrollment has increased from 900 students in 2014 to over 1,400 students in 2018. Because of our rapid growth, we need YOU! We offer one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits packages in the city of Detroit. EQUITY employees earn competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthcare PPO including vision and dental with employer covering 80%
  • 401K with match options
  • Free Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Free Basic AD&D
  • Supplemental insurance plans available
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free State Continuing Education Clock Hours offered
  • Paid time off, varying by role
  • Career development opportunities
  • Performance Bonuses Who are we looking for? We are seeking tenacious teachers who operate with empathy and will settle for nothing less than mastery for their students. Professionals with a passion for urban education and the city of Detroit align best with our needs and goals. Our top performers are focused on building positive relationships with students and families are driven by data and student outcomes. What are the major job responsibilities? Teachers facilitate teaching and learning in all settings - whole class, small group, and one-on-one and use multiple resources. The Teacher also acts as an advisor to a small number of students and must be able to work within a youth-centered environment. A successful employee is a consummate professional, upholding the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Create a safe, welcoming, organized classroom learning environment following EQ Model Classroom Guidelines
    • Complete and submit weekly high-quality lesson plans according to provided planning templates and aligned to EQ core curriculum; revise lesson plans as needed based upon feedback from Director of Academics, Directors of STEM or Humanities, or content peers
    • Clearly and frequently communicate student learning goals to students and families; track student progress relative to key content goals
    • Facilitate effective teaching and learning activities daily, aligned to practices outlined in the EQ Teaching and Learning Rubric
    • Complete interim assessment preview and item-level analysis in order to inform reteach plans
    • Actively participate in routine formative data cycles to inform instruction
    • Score student work and provide growth-based feedback; enter student performance grades into PowerTeacher Pro to inform progress reports and end-of-quarter report cards
    • Co-plan with Intervention Specialists to ensure appropriate differentiation of academic work to meet the needs of all students
    • Support formative, summative, and state-required testing
    • Actively participate in weekly coaching cycles with Director of Academics
    • Participate in monthly content support sessions with Directors of STEM/Humanities
    • Advise a small number of students on their academic and social-emotional progress
    • Effectively communicate with students, colleagues, parents, and families
    • Implement the school's plans for Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Ensure care of provided instructional materials, curricula, technology, and classroom furniture
    • Perform other duties as assigned by manager What are the required qualifications?
      • Hold a Bachelor's degree in education or equivalent, required.
      • Hold highly-qualified certification
      • Proven effectiveness as evidenced by student achievement data
      • Experience with working in diverse, low-income communities; sensitivity to and awareness of the needs of culturally diverse urban adolescents and families.
      • Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and succeed
      • Experience and demonstrated success in designing and executing interventions for struggling students
      • Experience and demonstrated success in designing and delivering social skills and character development lessons
      • Experience and success in supporting families
      • Possess the desire and willingness to develop own skill set
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain constructive group relationships. EQUITY Education does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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