High School Conceptual Physics Teacher (9th Grade)

High School Conceptual Physics Teacher (9th Grade)

ICA Cristo Rey is an all-girls Catholic, college-preparatory school located in the Mission District of San Francisco.  As a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, our students engage in a corporate work-study experience that makes college-preparatory education accessible and affordable and prepares them for college and professional success.  We only serve families that are financially challenged who live at or below the federal poverty level.We are currently looking for the following positions for the 2021-2022 school year:●       Conceptual Physics (9th Grade)The successful candidate will:●       Implement a standards-based and college preparatory curriculum with appropriate student learning targets for a wide range of learners.●       Design learning opportunities that build upon student knowledge and skills●       Design and administer both formal and informal assessments to measure student mastery.●       Build excitement amongst students to learn math and science.●       Institute an inquiry-based approach to learning●       Instruct with hands-on and/or problem-based lesson design.●       Use effective, research-based instructional and classroom management practices.●       Make use of STEM and technology opportunities within the Bay Area to enrich student experiences and open new opportunities for them.●       Align curriculum and instruction to best meet the needs of students.●       Administer effective instruction in classroom and online environments and move fluidly between both.●       Demonstrate and promote the responsible use of technology as a learning tool.●       Inspire students to be more enthusiastic and sophisticated readers and writers.●       Communicate with colleagues, students, parents, and school leadership regarding student performance.●       Establish and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues.Qualifications:We look for teachers who are fired up about their lessons and are passionate about teaching and learning – who want to spend time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the rich content they teach.  We value teachers who truly listen to what students are saying – who create a space for students to think their way through to answers, and who praise their insights and curiosities along the way.  We seek educators with a hunger for feedback and professional growth, and a dedication to excellence. ●       Bachelor’s degree, preferably in content area●       Experience teaching; preferably experience teaching at the college preparatory level.●       Experience effectively teaching and assessing an urban, financially challenged, culturally diverse student population.Application Process:●       Send resume, cover letter and references to:  gfornero@icacademy.orgAnswer the following questions:●       Math and Science are some of the most difficult high school classes.  Describe some of your best practices that make high-school Math (or Science) accessible, exciting, relevant, and interesting to learn.  (Maximum Response:  500 words)●       At ICA Cristo Rey, you will be expected to design, plan, and teach college-prep courses yet many of your students will begin high school two to three years below grade level.  What will it take to accomplish this task, how will you go about it, and how will you measure success?  (Maximum Response:  500 words)