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Middle School (MS) Science Teacher

Sun Valley Academy Phoenix, AZ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Middle School (MS) Science Teacher

Location: South Mountain

Job Type: Full-time, Contract

Salary Range: $43,000-$52,000 per year


ABOUT US

Sun Valley Academy is a premier charter school district serving students in the Avondale and South Mountain communities. We believe in educating the whole child by focusing on academics, leadership development, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and creating a nurturing environment. As a Leader in Me School, our students began learning and implementing leadership principles in Kindergarten and continue throughout their academic career. At Sun Valley Academy, we celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion, build community partnerships, and seek sustainable practices to preserve our environment.


ABOUT YOU OUR NEW SVA TEAM MEMBER!

You are an enthusiastic team player who is looking to grow your career with an expanding organization. You are talented and love working with students, families and teachers. You enjoy making a difference in the lives of children and you thrive in a fast-paced environment! Not only are you a highly qualified, motivated, self-starter; you work well with others, you seek solutions to challenges, and you are a proven leader.


WHAT WE OFFER YOU

At SVA, we offer smaller class sizes (for teacher postings), competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, a warm and loving environment, opportunities to lead after school clubs and programs, and future growth opportunities.


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Middle School (MS) Science Teacher will be needed for the 2021-22 school year. Job duties and responsibilities including but not limited to the following:


CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide academic instruction aligned to Arizona State Standards

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and deliver instruction appropriate to the grade level that includes different learning styles, abilities, and interests in accordance with state standards.
  • Utilize school adopted systems of practice for curriculum, instruction, and assessment including, but not limited to: Beyond Textbooks, Spalding, data submission, and testing protocols.
  • Prior knowledge of Spalding, and Beyond Textbooks, and data driven instruction a plus.
  • Assess student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents/guardians, and administration.
  • Use available technology to enhance student learning.
  • Communicate learning goals to students and parents or guardians in a well-plann ed and organized manner.
  • Use school and state assessment data to inform instruction.
  • Establish classroom routines and procedures in a positive manner conducive to effective instruction.
  • Effectively implement student goals outlined in 504 Plans and IEPs.
  • Participate in grade level and/or school wide professional learning activities.
  • Document and proactively attempt to resolve issues related to student behavior and/or attendance.
  • Reflect continually on teaching and professional practice.
  • Supervise classroom and/or other students in the school in adherence with state laws.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by the school and law.
  • Participate in school-wide events, scheduled meetings, and parent conferences.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

CORE VALUES/PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:

  • Promote positive interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Be responsible, flexible, reliable, and punctual.
  • Willingness to adapt to change.
  • Positively accept direction from supervisors.
  • Exercise positive problem solving behavior and conflict resolution skills.
  • Adhere to the dress code, polices, and procedures outlined in the Teacher Handbook.
  • Adhere to student and staff confidentiality when appropriate.
  • Act as a positive role model for students, parents, and other staff.
  • Show respect and dignity for cultural differences.
  • Act as a positive role model for students, parents, and other staff.
  • Show respect and dignity for cultural differences.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Use office equipment and materials properly and in a safe manner.
  • Perform basic math skills and functions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Read a variety of manuals and documents.
  • Writes in a coherent and professional manner.
  • Present information to others.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Positions in this classification typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, fingering, standing, walking, pushing, reaching, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Employees must be subject to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Employees must be able to physically manage a classroom with small children ensuring the safety of the children at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Arizona Teaching Certification or reciprocal Out-of-State Certification
  • Arizona Structured English Immersion or Bilingual Language Endorsement required
  • Highly Qualified in appropriate area
  • Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in a school environment
  • Extensive knowledge of office management procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Sun Valley Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Sun Valley offers competitive salary, full medical benefits and a 401K retirement program. We are a warm, caring, supportive environment where all team members work hard to give our students the best possible academic outcomes.

BACKGROUND SCREENING PROCESS

To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees.

ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.

Sun Valley Academy

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Phoenix, AZ
85041 USA

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