1st Grade Teacher

1st Grade Teacher

Openings for 1st grade Lead TeacherNorth Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS) seeks dynamic, progressive, and equity-minded Lead Teacher to join our school community.About Our SchoolFounded in 2000, NOCCS is a public charter school dedicated to helping children become thoughtful, informed, and inquisitive citizens. NOCCS is a vibrant, diverse learning community driven by respect for each child’s unique intelligence and history. The school’s dynamic and challenging educational approach deepens the intellectual and social capacities of each child.Now in its third charter term, NOCCS enrolls 180 students in Kindergarten through fifth Grade. Located adjacent to Linden Park in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, the school’s facilities include an art studio, multipurpose room, learning hub (resource room), music/dance room, garden and play yard. Our model includes specialists in Art and Music, integrated Response to Intervention / Special Education and a Teacher Intern Program.Qualities We SeekWe are looking for excellent teachers and leaders with a passionate and relentless commitment to equity and to the academic achievement and social-emotional development of traditionally underserved students.NOCCS educators are innovators who possess strong content knowledge and the ability to teach Common Core and California Standards with depth and creativity. Our teachers have a special ability to teach to the whole child while developing a community of scholars in each classroom and throughout the school.Our ideal colleagues are positive, hard-working, self-reflective learners. They are professionals, eager to collaborate and energized by working in a team environment to develop curriculum, refine grade-level systems, support the needs of students, and communicate with families. Each NOCCS teacher holds a deep understanding of and appreciation for the developing social, emotional and educational needs of her/his/their age group.Position Available for the 2020-21 School YearLead Teacher Grade 1 (self-contained)We seek one Lead Teacher to teach all core subjects (ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science / STEAM) to a class of approximately 25 students. Social Students and Science are taught via in-depth and often arts-integrated units. This teacher collaborates with a kinder/1st team of six colleagues, including four lead teachers and two assistant teachers. Position Requirements●      California Multiple Subject Credential, demonstrating compliance with highly qualified teacher status as defined by the California Department of Education.●      A minimum of one year of teaching experience in the classroom.●      Knowledge of different units of study and interest in designing rich and rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum using a backwards-planning framework (Teaching for Understanding, Understanding by Design, etc.) to address a range of diverse learners.●      Experience in implementing an array of best practices related to inquiry and workshop-based instruction.●      Knowledge of the Common Core and California State Content Standards.●      Ability to design and/or use a variety of assessment tools and techniques to guide instruction.●      Demonstrated success in differentiating instruction in public school classroom settings.●      Interest and skill in working as part of team to develop and implement a state-of-the-art curriculum as well as rich outdoor education and technology integration.●      Interest in working in a school community with a high degree of parent/family participation.●      Commitment and ability to attend committee meetings, lead school-wide initiatives, utilize parents as volunteers in the classroom, and attend occasional evening meetings. Desired●      Master’s Degree or Higher●      National Board Certification●      Bilingual (Spanish)●      We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and strongly encourage candidates of color to apply●      Experience with and/or interest in blended learning and/or technology integrationSalary and Benefits●      Salaries are based on the NOCCS salary scale (comparable to OUSD scale).●      Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.Required Application MaterialsApplication packets must include the following:1.  Resumé2.  Photocopy of California teaching credential(s)3.  Reference sheet with three professional references Please provide the name, position, contact information, and how long and in what capacity you know/worked with each person. Application Process●      Submit all required application materials listed above via a single email, as Word or PDF attachments, to D.M. Kloker, Head of School kloker@noccs.org (please no calls)●      Application packets will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.●      Promising first round candidates will be contacted for a phone interview.●      Finalist candidates will (1) plan and conduct a 30-45 minute demonstration lesson, (2) participate in an interview with the staff hiring team.See our website for more detailed information regarding our school: www.noccs.org