Lamad Academy Charter School seeks an inspiring Middle School Math teacher who will develop problem solving, logical reasoning, and flexible thinking skills with a focus on Mathematical concepts. We want our teachers to facilitate student growth in an environment that places students first, serves all learners and promotes wellness. This team member will focus on developing students’ understanding of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. In addition, this team member will serve as an advisor. In this role, our teachers form enduring personal relationships with advisees and families and serves as the nexus of communication between the home and the school.
· Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks and of state learning standards.
· Plan purposefully to provide students with opportunities for constructing meaning and developing understandings of new concepts.
· Utilize developmentally appropriate and rigorous curricula and instructional materials and present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas.
· Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
· Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement.
· Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, standards-aligning and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of standards-aligned learning experiences.
· Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs in order to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the LACS community.
· Build relationships with families of LACS students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning.
· Create supportive classroom communities that maintain the School’s high academic and social expectations for students.
· Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community.
· Fulfillment of all NCLB “highly qualified” requirements and NYS middle school certification or Content Specialist 7-12 Certification.
· Minimum of two-years teaching in a middle school or high school as a teacher or in other relevant educational positions (e.g. Teach for America corps members), preferred.
· Bachelor’s Degree, or higher degree, in content area or Education.
· Demonstrated and successful record of prior employment in urban educational environments.
· Knowledge of and experience with assessments and relevant technologies.
· Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents and families.
· Experience working with students at-risk of educational failure.