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Elementary Teacher at GCS #2

Gabriella Charter School Los Angeles, CA

  • Posted: 13 days ago
  • $48,000 to $88,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, medical, vision
Job Description

The Elementary Teacher is a passionate educator who empowers each student to grow and meet their full potential. Working in collaboration with partner teachers, RSP teachers, arts teachers, and school administrators, the Elementary Teacher designs and implements a rigorous workshop-based instructional program in a learning environment which nurtures and develops the socio-emotional intelligence and capacity of their students. GCS teachers embrace learning differences and construct opportunities that nurture all students’ growth.

Position Overview

● Job Status: Full Time, Exempt

● Location: GCS2

● Reports to: Principal

● Compensation: Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience and education as listed in our teacher salary tables

Responsibilities

Instruction

● Design instruction around state standards that is rigorous and is correlated to school-wide and teacher-created learning outcomes

● Create lessons that are culturally responsive to the students in the classroom and account for the neuro-diversity of learners that create the conditions for each student to grow

● Use a backwards-planning model to develop long-term, unit, and daily lesson plans

● Submit lesson plans to the Principal and instructional leaders and collaborate with colleagues to revise, edit, and improve lesson plans

● Accommodate, differentiate, or modify curriculum to meet student needs

● Collaborate with arts teachers to integrate art concepts and movement into the classroom

● Research and use a variety of methods to engage students in the classroom

● Develop assessments that measure student progress; continuously use formative and summative assessment data to refine curriculum and instructional practices

● Assume responsibility for the progress of all students, including developing and implementing intervention plans for students who do not meet instructional goals

● Develop daily plans for instructional aides and/or volunteers providing intervention or enrichment to small groups

● Demonstrate resourcefulness (e.g., anticipate and order equipment, schedule guest speakers, design field trips, develop partnerships in the community, research and write grants, attend conferences to improve instruction, etc.)

● Provide students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; find ways to involve parents/guardians in their child’s education

● Collaborate with Principal, Assistant Principal, and grade-level/department-level teams to develop curriculum and create strategic plans

● Track critical student information; maintain and submit accurate student records, including grades, attendance, and present levels of performance in accordance with GCS procedures

● Demonstrate knowledge of, and support for, the Gabriella Charter Schools mission, vision, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and ethical code of behavior.

School Culture

● Model and support a community of care both inside and outside of the classroom for all GCS stakeholders, including students, families, and staff

● Support student growth through emphasizing an asset-based and collaborative approach to character development

● Organize classroom systems and procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged

● Enforce and model school-wide behavioral expectations

● Support and reinforce school procedures (e.g., monitoring student transitions and dismissal)

● Develop engagement and motivation strategies to help bolster good attendance amongst students

● Participate actively in school culture/leadership (e.g., School Site Council, ELAC, Read Across America Day, after-school club leadership, etc.)

● Collaborate with dance teachers to integrate movement into the classroom

● Design and deliver presentations to engage families in their child’s education (e.g., Back to School Night, Classroom Meetings, etc.)

Miscellaneous

● Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or school leaders that relate to instructional excellence at Gabriella Charter Schools

Skills and Characteristics

● Possess a work ethic and personal belief system that aligns with the mission and vision of Gabriella Charter Schools

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact and forge relationships with students, parents, staff, Board, and community members

● Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems

● Deep knowledge of effective instruction and experience managing instructional personnel as well as instructional processes

● Demonstrated persistence to meet organizational goals

● Self-directed with the ability to work both autonomously and in teams

● Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred Education and Experience

● Two years of teaching experience in historically underserved communities, preferred

● Dedication to Gabriella Charter Schools’ mission and a steadfast belief that all students deserve preparation for the college of their choice

● Unwavering belief that all students can achieve at the highest academic levels

● High level of professionalism

● Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be relentlessly self-reflective with regard to personal teaching practices

● Commitment to using assessment data to inform instruction

● Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

● Possession of a valid California Multiple-Subject Credential; authorization to teach English language learners

● Proficiency in computer hardware and software use, including Google Suite, word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, email, the Internet and digital media

Company Description
Since 2005, Gabriella Charter School has gained recognition for uniquely providing students from some of Los Angeles’s most underserved neighborhoods with high-level daily dance instruction and rigorous academics. Our school community includes approximately 85% of students from low-income households, 70% speaking a language other than English at home, and 18% receiving special education services.

Gabriella Charter School was born out of the success of an after-school dance program provided by The Gabriella Foundation.

The Gabriella Foundation was founded in 1999 in memory of Gabriella Axelrad, a thirteen year old who loved to dance. The Foundation’s initial program, everybody dance!, began by providing free or low-cost dance classes to Los Angeles children in the underserved communities just west of downtown. Thanks to an instructionally rigorous approach supported by an acclaimed faculty, the dance program grew rapidly and now provides over 200 weekly classes to nearly 2,000 children at six inner-city sites.

Inspired by repeated parental requests for an academic program with similar high expectations, the Foundation opened Gabriella Charter School (GCS) in 2005.

Said Jed Wallace, former president and CEO of the California Charter School Association, in presenting the Hart Vision Award: “Gabriella is a charter school that embodies the best of the charter school movement. They are not only innovative in their approach, but they have shown tremendous success, opening up educational opportunities to students.”

Gabriella Charter School

Why Work Here?
Join our dynamic team, which offers academic rigor and integrated arts to empower each of our students to meet their potential.

Since 2005, Gabriella Charter School has gained recognition for uniquely providing students from some of Los Angeles’s most underserved neighborhoods with high-level daily dance instruction and rigorous academics. Our school community includes approximately 85% of students from low-income households, 70% speaking a language other than English at home, and 18% receiving special education services. Gabriella Charter School was born out of the success of an after-school dance program provided by The Gabriella Foundation. The Gabriella Foundation was founded in 1999 in memory of Gabriella Axelrad, a thirteen year old who loved to dance. The Foundation’s initial program, everybody dance!, began by providing free or low-cost dance classes to Los Angeles children in the underserved communities just west of downtown. Thanks to an instructionally rigorous approach supported by an acclaimed faculty, the dance program grew rapidly and now provides over 200 weekly classes to nearly 2,000 children at six inner-city sites. Inspired by repeated parental requests for an academic program with similar high expectations, the Foundation opened Gabriella Charter School (GCS) in 2005. Said Jed Wallace, former president and CEO of the California Charter School Association, in presenting the Hart Vision Award: “Gabriella is a charter school that embodies the best of the charter school movement. They are not only innovative in their approach, but they have shown tremendous success, opening up educational opportunities to students.”

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3736 Trinity St

Los Angeles, CA
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