Chemistry TeacherPosted by: Larchmont Schools
Posted date: 10/24/2013
Location: Los Angeles
Title of Position: Teacher (10th grade Chemistry)
Primary Function: Develop and implement a standards-based curriculum that utilizes constructivist instructional methods in the appropriate subject matter and grade level. Create a healthy and safe learning environment that demonstrates respect for all and supports student success. Communicate and partner effectively with parents to support student learning. Evaluate student learning and adapt to evaluation data to continually improve our academic program.
(*) Bachelor’s Degree
(*) Valid CA Teaching Credential (it is required that the candidate have a single-subject credential in a core subject area).
(*) NCLB compliance
(*) TB Test clearance & DOJ finger printing clearance
(*) 3+ successful years teaching students in the 9-12 grade range with a track record of advancing student achievement.
(*) Complete familiarity with the new CA Common Core State Standards.
(*) An enthusiasm for curriculum development to support a young and growing school program.
Applicants who DO NOT have any one of the qualifications will NOT be considered.
How to apply: Submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: CHEM TEACHER. If we would like to learn more about you, you will be contacted via e-mail to submit an application for the position. Please do not call; all inquiries should be submitted via e-mail. Position will be open until position is filled.
· Résumé clearly stating: all degree(s) earned, applicable professional development certifications earned, and each position held with dates of employment, employer, and responsibilities (for each teacher position, list number of years in full-time capacity);
· A copy of a valid single subject CA credential;
· A statement of your educational philosophy (1 page maximum, single-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman); include your interpretation of the Constructivist learning theory and how you have successfully applied it to learning and instruction at the specific grade level(s) and academic areas of your expertise. We are interested in hearing how you believe constructivist theory guides curriculum development and instructional methodology to meet the needs of diverse learners and what evidence you have to support this approach (statement).
About Larchmont Schools:
Larchmont Schools was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by a group of parents who were inspired to create an academically rigorous and diverse neighborhood school. Since then, we have grown into an organization serving over 1,000 students through K-10, and growing to K-12. Larchmont Schools is guided by a constructivist learning theory in the development of a project-based, integrated curriculum to serve a diverse student body. With a student population reaching 40% Free/Reduced Lunch eligible and 50% students of color, Larchmont Schools is one of the most diverse and highest achieving public schools in the city. Adding grade levels every year, by the fall of 2016, Larchmont Charter School will serve nearly 2,000 students in grades K-12 with an annual budget exceeding $19 million.
The mission of Larchmont Schools is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. We foster creativity and academic excellence; our students learn with and from each other in an experience-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. With participation from our entire community, including strong parental involvement, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit. For more information please visit: www.larchmontcharter.org.
Larchmont Schools seeks to hire a creative and collaborative individual to serve as Lead Teacher (grades 9-10 in specific subject matter) and contribute to building the success of our K-10th grade constructivist model. Teachers report directly to the Head of High School and are responsible and accountable for the school’s overall performance, long-term sustainability and success in fulfilling its mission. Lead Teachers plan and implement a standards-based, project-centered instructional program with differentiation of instruction to support individual students, support the academic and socio/emotional growth of our diverse group of students, and develop and administer assessments to measure students’ growth. Teachers also communicate and build positive relationships with all stakeholders and work collaboratively in our Larchmont Schools learning community.
Working within a collaborative, team environment Teachers will:
Curriculum and Instruction
Classroom Management, Relationships, and Tone
Professionalism and Teamwork
Knowledge of: Constructivist learning theory and its translation and application in the grade level of assignment (Elementary, Middle, High School); CA Common Core State Standards in the subject matter and age range of assignment; Classroom management strategies and approaches to creating and maintaining a classroom environment of safety, respect, and learning; Cultural and socio-economic differences in the student population; Conflict resolution strategies to support healthy social development in children; Professional skills for collaboration and teamwork with other education professionals; Written and oral communications skills.
Ability to: Apply constructivist theory to curriculum development; Translate standards into creative, integrated, project-based activities; Create and maintain a safe, respectful learning environment; Meet the needs of a diverse student population; Support student social and emotional development; Work collaboratively and professionally with the Larchmont Schools team; Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to support student success. Use modern technology for teaching, communicating and reporting.
Physical Requirements: Continual speaking; standing for long periods of time; frequent sitting, reaching, walking, bending, grasping and pinching; occasional lifting and carrying, squatting, twisting or kneeling.
Environment: Uneven surfaces, noise, quick work pace. Requires that the incumbent work effectively under stressful situations and respond to the unpredictable behaviors of students. Frequent use of computer screen. Occasionally involves working outdoors and exposure to inclement weather. Infrequently involves exposure to traffic congestion. May rarely involve exposure to biohazardous waste.
Other Requirements: Support the Mission and Vision of the School; exercise good judgment and moral character; fingerprint clearance & TB test clearance. Larchmont Schools has the right to revise this job description at any time. Larchmont Schools is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.