Upper School Geometry Instructor
The role of the Upper School Geometry Teacher is to promote literacy across disciplines and collaborate to assess student work, design curriculum, and improve personal practice. Teachers are expected to actively engage and participate in culture building, including but not limited to classroom, lunch, and hallway norms and expectations. Teachers are also expected to invest and engage in the work of developing a results-oriented, collegial and productive team-oriented approach to the work.
· Teach grades 9-11· Create effective, best practice and MWA compliant unit and lesson plans aligned with Common Core and California State curricular standards; these lesson plans and unit plans are differentiated and designed to engage and challenge students· Support quarterly progress of all students in their classes using appropriate data – ideally growth of 1.5 or more years of growth· Create and consistently use Formative and Summative Assessments that embed and provide students practice for unit tests, finals, and standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, and SBAC· Execute a formalized student management plan that is aligned with the MWA student management system· Manage a formalized student and parent engagement plan that details engaging students and parents, as well as provides for metrics to measure growth and development, socially and academically, on a quarterly basis
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations
· Create and revise culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans for high school students· Design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides and California state standards· Administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice· Communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community· Collaborate and be a positive “team player” with colleagues, parents and community members to affect the best outcomes for students· Integrate literacy and writing instruction during instruction· Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles and child cognitive and social development· Commitment to become an active participant in the school community – attending school performances, school assemblies, extracurricular activities, field trips and conduct home visits
· Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communitiesDedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban public school · Valid California Teaching Credential or enrolled in a credential program· CLAD/BCLAD· Teaching experience desirable
· Bachelor’s Degree· Passing scores on CBEST and CSET required
· Spanish language proficiency preferred, but not necessary