About Caliber Schools
Our mission at Caliber Schools is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging personalized education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in competitive colleges, careers, and communities. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world. Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support. We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice to build something new; to be a part of a team that's building something from the ground up. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and is now a fully grown K-8 serving 800 students. ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. ChangeMakers now serves almost 500 students, TK-4th and 6th/7th grades and will be fully grown in 2018. We plan to open additional schools in 2018-2021 as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.
We are looking for compassionate, exceptional educators be a founding member of our 8th grade team! You’ll work collaboratively with your colleagues to drive the achievement of all students in your grade level. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, personalized, and rigorous ELA/Social Studies lessons that integrate our four pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act. You will use data to drive your instruction, regularly assessing student learning to ensure that each child’s personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth. You'll equitably support the development of each child through restorative practices and social-emotional learning strategies. You will build meaningful relationships with families because you believe they are partners, and play a critical role in student success. You will also receive weekly training and support through high-quality professional development and tailored one-on-one coaching.
- Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
- High expectations for student behavior are clearly taught, consistently communicated, and equitably applied to all students.
- Implement and support school-wide social-emotional programming and restorative practices.
- Demonstrates an asset-based perspective of students from diverse backgrounds, using their experiences as resources for learning vs. excuses or problems to overcome.
- Provides students opportunities to learn who they are and where they come from.
- Consistently reflects on own biases/perceptions/ pedagogical practices and mitigates the negative impact on students through culturally responsive practices.
- Facilitate a Blended Learning Model using technology tools as part of instruction. Develop expertise with technological tools that drive student learning.
- Facilitate small group instruction with students working towards targeted outcomes.
- Design and use assessment data to refine instructional practices and personalize learning for each student.
- Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
- Communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, and colleagues.
- Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.
- 2 or more years of teaching experience, preferably in a high performing school driving excellent student outcomes.
- Experience working with diverse student populations.
- Preferred experience with social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
- Experience integrating technology into the classroom.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state
- Intern credential accepted
- Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.