2021-2022 Middle School Math Teacher

2021-2022 Middle School Math Teacher

ACE: Grow, Everyone, Every Day.This mission of ACE Charter Schools is to serve struggling students by working with them to “gain the skills and will” to succeed at ACE schools, college, and beyond. ACE strategically recruits students and families to its three middle schools and one high school that feel disengaged and are falling behind academically. As a result, 91% of our students are considered low-income, 20% of students qualify for special education services, and 56% are classified as English Learners.Our mission demands an equity mindset - we recruit, develop and promote diverse staff. As a result, 74% of our teachers and 70% of our leaders identify as people of color. After 12 years, our model is seeing results: 89% of the ACE High School seniors from 2016 to 2021 have met a-g the eligibility requirements for CSU/UC compared with 35% across the state.Our relationship-driven, community-focused approach is embodied in our motto: “Grow, Everyone, Every Day.” As Irene Moran Iboa, parent and ACE board member, commented, “The journey at ACE has been one of rediscovering the significance of generosity and humility in being a leader and the power of audacity and integrity in making dreams come true. ACE not only just changed my kids’ life, but it changed mine. Now I know that my kids can have a better future and attend a college or university [because of ACE].”Position SummaryWe are looking for exceptional Math educators to join our ACE Inspire school team! You are insatiably curious about how to motivate students to engage in learning through community building and rigorous, standards-aligned instruction. You integrate strategies for English Learners and students with disabilities seamlessly into your lessons. Above all, you are a patient optimist - you believe that every student is capable of graduating from college. This role reports to the school principal.At our middle schools, we offer the following courses:
  • 5th-8th Math
Responsibilities
  • Maintain the unwavering belief in the extraordinary potential of every student.
  • Maintain a growth mindset with all stakeholders.
  • Build authentic relationships with students by serving as a mentor; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
  • Build authentic relationships with families through school events, phone calls and conferences.
  • Commit to equitable teaching and learning opportunities for all students with dedication to the success of students, their families, and the community.
  • Design and implement both in-person and virtual learning lesson plans for students.
  • Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
  • Collaborate with ACE Learning Specialists to support a full-inclusion model of Special Education to the greatest extent possible.
  • Create a warm yet firm classroom culture through consistent implementation of behavior ladders.
  • Celebrate student growth, as well as proficiency.
  • Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all stakeholders.
  • Approach professional development (training, observations, coaching and feedback) with commitment and reflection.
Education & Experience
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • You have a valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state preferred but not required.
  • You have teaching experience in San Jose or a community with similar demographics.
  • You are a mission-driven individual who has experience working with diverse student populations, including English language learners and students with disabilities.
  • Your ability to speak in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
  • You have experience using Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, etc), as well as Google Classroom and/or other distance learning platforms. You have experience using Zoom both as a user and presenter.
Physical DemandsTo perform essential functions for the role, you should be able to:
  • Talk, hear and communicate with both adults and children
  • Use hands or fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls
  • Walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds and climb ladders
  • In terms of vision, have close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time while teaching in-person and/or virtual courses.
Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive salary according to the ACE Salary Scale
  • Full health benefits
  • CALSTRS retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement for credentialing program and/or aligned Master's program
  • Teacher's Test Prep support for CBEST/CSET exams
  • ACE provides weekly 1-on-1 coaching support, weekly professional development on the school site and professional development with all ACE Schools in the network four times per year. There is also a school-based budget for staff to attend external professional development.
ACE Charter 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.