(PA) English Teacher - 7-12

Mastery Charter Schools - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)3.4


The Opportunity:
We are seeking inspired and dynamic educators to join our team and provide a top quality education for all of our students. Whether you are starting your teaching career or are looking to launch a new chapter, your passion and experience will be deeply valued and your opportunities for growth and impact will be limitless. Your natural talents will be fostered and we will provide the training and support to help you be an incredibly effective teacher. As a Mastery team member, you will be trusted to make decisions and held accountable for critical results. You will engage in a positive and professional workplace embedded in a warm, joyful, student-centered, and welcoming school culture.

Qualifications:
Genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in a student-centered, standards-driven classroom community
Commitment to professional growth, self-reflection, receptiveness to feedback, and a desire to continuously improve
A positive mindset and a drive for personal excellence
A strong sense of professional responsibility as well as personal accountability for student achievement
Solutions-oriented resiliency to respond positively and effectively to challenges
Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies

Duties and Responsibilities:
Commit to ongoing professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement
Develop rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with Mastery school-based leadership and curricular resources developed by Mastery’s Central Office Academic Team
Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction
Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, plan events for joy and humor, and ensure student mastery of standards
Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
Teacher certification- completed or in process
Commitment to and experience working with underserved communities
Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
Demonstrated expertise in subject area

About Mastery:
We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child – academically and emotionally – matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.

Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 20 schools serving over 13,500 students in Philadelphia and Camden. We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.

We know neighborhood schools matter, all students deserve access to a great education, and the people in our building can grow and develop sustainably to make the biggest impact possible in this work.

Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.