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Middle School Science Teacher

Vista College Prep
Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Overview of Vista College Prep

Join a nationally recognized team: Vista College Prep is proud to share that the U.S Department of Education named our flagship Hadley campus a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School! VCP staff are committed to closing the achievement gap, and our joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for all students in Arizona.


  • Develop (as needed) and implement rigorous, standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with an end goal of student performance at or above grade level expectations
  • Build positive relationships with students grounded in respect, enthusiasm, achievement, courage, hard work, and self-determination through structured social-emotional learning
  • Teach and maintain school-wide systems, including our behavior management system, consequences, and rewards
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Analyze student achievement data collaboratively with coach and colleagues to critically and strategically respond to students' learning needs
  • Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices, using school's teacher performance rubric as a guide
  • Be accountable for all students’ mastery of standards
  • Participate in annual three-week staff training

Qualifications and Skills

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for teaching science
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in urban public school setting preferred, but not required
  • Spanish proficiency or fluency preferred, but not required
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

  • We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.
  • VCP team members will enjoy 28 paid holidays in the 2018-19 school year. School-based faculty and staff also accrue 8 days of paid time off (sick days and personal days) to use when they need it, and our mission-aligned substitute teachers to put our teachers at ease when taking time off.
  • Vista College Prep offers multiple medical and dental plans you can choose from to best meet your needs. VCP pays 80% of the monthly premium cost for medical and dental, depending on the plan you choose. VCP pays 100% of vision, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance.
  • All full-time faculty and staff may elect to contribute to VCP's Simple IRA, including a 3% match. We think it is important for our team to plan for the future and feel supported in doing so.
  • VCP is very proud of our strong parental leave policy: parental leave is 12 weeks, including 6 paid weeks through short-term disability and 6 weeks of paid leave.

Join the team that believes college preparation starts in kindergarten. Apply today!

As an equal opportunity employer, Vista College Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Vista College Prep


Phoenix, AZ
85003 USA



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