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Elementary Teacher: SY 23-24

Global Leadership Academy
Philadelphia, PA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Contractor
Job Description

Global Leadership Academy Charter School

A Global Academies School

Preparing Future Leaders of the World

Job Description

Position Title: Elementary Teacher

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Term: Ten (10) month position, salaried


Are you a passionate and creative global educator looking for a culturally rich environment where you can make an impact? Global Leadership Academy Schools in Philadelphia are redefining what's possible in public education. The world is our classroom. GLA scholars have traveled to Kenya, China, Haiti, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Canada, Atlanta, Tennessee and more.

We view education as liberation and are committed to closing the achievement gap through exposure, access, and opportunity. With a groundbreaking school design that centers our children as world travelers and change agents, we deliver rigorous instruction that empowers scholars to take ownership over their learning while equipping them to compete on the local, national and international stage.


GLA educators are fired up about teaching and learning. They want to spend their time immersing themselves in the rich content that they teach. They believe in the power of family and community partnerships and want to nurture the gifts that our children inherently possess. GLA schools value educators who truly listen to what scholars are saying-who encourage children to take intellectual risks, and who praise their insights and curiosities along the way. Successful GLA educators have a spirit of continual improvement, a hunger for feedback and professional growth, and a dedication to excellence.

Teachers are responsible for providing direct instruction to all scholars. Teachers are responsible for the development of lesson plans and curriculum materials used to support the educational development of children. The teacher is responsible for demonstrating strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, as well as good organizational ability.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential

duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,

skill, and/or ability required.


  • Education Certification
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and preferably a Master's Degree in the human services field
  • Ability and willingness to work an extended schedule
  • Proven ability to work well with children, adults and parents
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze raw data and develop goals for students
  • Experience working with a diverse population including low to moderate-income families.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties required


  • Work with students in small groups and large groups
  • Collaborates daily in regards to student progress
  • Acts as a resource person to teachers, scholars and parents
  • Consults with school administrators, parents and other interested parties in the development and implementation of individual scholar plans
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Identifying the educational needs of scholars and altering instruction to meet student needs
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement
  • Employ strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need

**Other duties as assigned by CEO, Principal, or Special Education Director**


  • The community served by the school
  • Modification and Accommodation Implementation
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • School policies and procedures
  • State and Federal rules and regulations


  • Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward scholars
  • Establish and accurately maintain a variety of files and record keeping systems
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Perform a variety of clerical functions
  • Deal with sensitive material in a confidential manner
  • Establish and maintain co-operative relationships with those contacted during the performance of required duties, including school personnel, students, parents and the community
  • Maintain regular attendance
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing.
  • Teach personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans and organize a meaningful instructional program
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Ability to evaluate critically the educational achievements of students and to give assignments according to their interests and ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise patience, caring and concern in new and sometimes stressful situations


Initial salary offers for this position range from $50,000 - $75,000. Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience and levels of attained education. This


GLA is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating scholars. Our staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities-opening a window to the entire GLA community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our liberatory work.


Global Leadership Academy

Philadelphia, PA
19131 USA



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