2020-2021 CHANGEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL JOB DESCRIPTION
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) TEACHER
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Instruction
RESPONSIBLE TO : PRINCIPAL
DATES: AUGUST TO MAY (REGULAR SESSION)
LOCATION: CHANGEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL
SALARY: 35k-42k DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
Curriculum Planning, Delivery, and Maintenance
•Deliver exceptional standards-based instruction in assigned content area(s) and grade level(s) that ensures academic growth for ALL students.
•Develop daily and unit lesson plans and a scope and sequence that are thoughtful, goal-oriented and aligned with curriculum.
•Communicate regularly with parents and be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences and other events involving parents.
•Be available to provide students with homework help before and after school.
•Collaborate with colleagues to create and implement interdisciplinary learning experiences.
•Collaborate with colleagues in the development and maintenance of the school-wide curriculum map, school structures, and school culture.
•Develop positive appropriate relationships with students, including explicit recognition of their growth (e.g., positive calls home, positive notes, etc.).
•Consistently implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus.
•Regularly assess student mastery of key skills and concepts and use this data to differentiate instruction to meet student needs.
•Maintain accurate, thorough records of student achievement and behavioral performance and complete Progress Reports and Report Cards promptly and as scheduled.
•Master the necessary content knowledge and skills to successfully teach assigned content area(s) and grade level(s).
•Grow as a professional educator with classes/workshops for professional development (in specific areas of interest and/or need) and coaching and feedback from Principal and peers.
•Attend content area and school team meetings focusing on assessment, curriculum development, and instructional practice.
•Must be highly Qualified in English – with a Bachelors degree, 24 college English courses, or be credentialed via the state exam.
•Possess a current Fingerprint Clearance Card.
•Present evidence of excellent personal integrity and professional work ethic.
•Present evidence of experience and ability in lesson differentiation for diverse learners, critical thinking and problem-solving, non-fiction reading and writing, classroom management, and project-based learning for active student engagement.
•Masters degree in English, Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, or other related field.
•Experience with Co-Teaching, Integrated Curriculum Planning & Dual/Concurrent Enrollment.
•Experience in Service-Learning, Youth Participatory Action Research, Community Engagement, Youth Development and/or Social Entrepreneurship.
•Dual-qualified in Media Production, Fine Art, Spanish or Core area is preferred for full-time work.
About Changemaker High School :
Since 2012, Changemaker High School (CMHS) has implemented a new educational experience filled with challenge and opportunities for the young people of Tucson. Recognizing that the world is defined by change and that education should match that change, CMHS has put forth a new approach to teaching and learning that makes empathy and changemaking as important as reading, writing, and math.
With a mission “To provide an educational experience that transforms students into solution seekers and enhancers of the world around them,” CMHS goes beyond the concepts of grit, perseverance, and dedication; all of which only speak to the individual. We ask our young people to engage the world with a high level of empathy; asking them to look up from their desks, to connect with others and to take ownership of their community, be it their classroom, their neighborhood, or their country.
As a result, CMHS is the first high school in Arizona to be a member of Ashoka’s International Changemaker School Network, one of nearly 200 schools worldwide. CMHS is providing our young people with the experiences and confidence to feel powerful when they step into the world, so when they confront something that they do not like or that does not make sense, their first reaction is “I can do something about this.”
This is why at CMHS we are less concerned with being the best school in the world and more concerned with being the best school FOR the world.