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8th Grade Science Middle School Teacher | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

Our Mission & Success

To provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students (scholars) to graduate from college-preparatory high schools, four-year colleges, and universities. Our school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data driven instruction to provide a rigorous and equitable education for all students.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • A current Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential (internship is okay) or out of state equivalent required
  • English Learner authorization
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

 

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5th-8th PE Teacher | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,200 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • A current California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential (preferred but not required)
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

 

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Middle School Foreign Language Teacher | Equitas Middle School

About Equitas

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • A current California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential (preferred but not required)
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Operations Manager | Green Dot Public Schools

About Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

Opportunity

The Operations Manager, in collaboration with the VP of Operations and Finance engages stakeholders throughout the organization, manages operations projects and partners on the execution of Green Dot’s operations vision. The role involves both strategic planning and day-to-day operations. The Operations Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Green Dot’s student enrollment goals. The Operations Manager will collaborate with the Area Operations and Finance Managers, School Operations Managers and the Community Organizing team to build systems and strategies to recruit and enroll new students in Green Dot schools. In addition to managing student recruitment, the Operations Manager will also manage two main work streams; management of student health records and manage modernization efforts of student record keeping. The Operations Manager will also have the ability to provide cross-functional support to other members of the School Services Team. Support duties will include organization wide purchasing, school nutrition program, school transportation and operational and budgetary data analysis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Green Dot’s student enrollment goals for California
  • Develop a plan to improve the maintenance and storage of student record.
  • Provide oversight and support to schools in key student enrollment areas including Green Dot’s student enrollment database (SchoolAdmin), immunizations required for student enrollment, general student health policies and maintenance of student records
  • Identify, codify, and share best practices in school operations, including documenting standard operating procedures for schools
  • Ensure schools are inputting, tracking and analyzing data regarding student recruitment benchmarks and goals; report regular updates on progress towards goal.
  • Act as a primary point of contact with key operational vendors for student health
  • Collaborate on the development of student recruitment collateral
  • Support special projects and other tasks as needed (e.g., work streams within summer operations at new schools, improving attendance across schools)
  • Support food vendor relationships and ensure compliance with local, district, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Support transportation vendors to ensure timely, reliable and safe delivery of services
  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive requests for proposals for operational goods and/or services
  • Coordinate with Home Office and school staff to ensure that compliance requirements and timelines are met, including reports to the district, Los Angeles County, California Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Support in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding process for School Operations Managers (SOMs), Office Assistants (OAs) and Parent Coordinators (PCs)
  • Project manage a variety of operations-based projects; functional areas of responsibility could include one or more of the following: food service, transportation, student recruitment, student health, school safety and security, facilities, procurement, etc.
  • Coordinate and help manage seasonal projects for the operations team (e.g., summer planning, School Operations Manager Boot Camp, SOM Leadership Retreats)
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate weekly Operations-team communication, including weekly operations-focused meetings and coordinating cross-functional and inter-team project.
  • Support special projects and other tasks as instructed by the VP of Operations and Finance

This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).
 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of work experience in a fast-paced, high capacity work environment, with a strong background in analytics, project management or in a school operations role
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
  • Effective teamwork orientation with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies, including leadership, school leaders and staff, and contractors
  • Hardworking, motivated and self-directed; able to think critically and anticipate needs of customers
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to adapt to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to develop and implement internal systems and processes to increase effectiveness
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and tenacity
  • Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
  • Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Compensation

 

The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000, commensurate with education and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position by January 2018.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

Literacy Teacher | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Paragon Academy's Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Literacy Teacher works closely with the Executive Director and will be a part of a hard-working, mission-driven team of educators. The Literacy Teacher takes responsibility for the high-academic achievement of students’ literacy and ensures that all students read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. The Literacy Teacher will work with each teacher in TK/Kinder and 1st grade to conduct a two-teacher literacy block that provides intentional, small-group instruction based on data analysis and purposeful planning.

The Founding Literacy Teacher is accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

The Founding Literacy Teacher participates in a four-week Summer Staff Development, weekly Professional Development sessions, and Professional Development and Data Days throughout the year, for a total of 35 days of development. The Founding Literacy Teacher supports facilitation of PD sessions.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the literacy program and literacy supports of the school
  • Facilitate professional development sessions related to literacy instruction and teacher supports
  • Collaborate with lead teachers and co-teach literacy blocks
  • Support tri-annual NWEA assessments, bi-semester STEP testing, and other internal literacy assessments
  • Work closely with Executive Director to implement the school’s vision for literacy
  • Create and manage a classroom culture that is fiercely positive and devotes the majority of time to instruction rather than discipline
  • Instill a joy of learning in students and works to develop self-motivated and self-monitoring learners with the skills to set, monitor, and meet goals
  • Establish relationships with students’ families, cultivating learning environments for our students in and out of the classroom
  • Develop a strong relationship with and contribute to the development of fellow teachers
  • Plan, implement, and execute engaging, rigorous, and standards-aligned instruction that ensures all students master content and are at or above grade level
  • Assess students regularly and strategically, both informally and formally
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Cultivate positive, collaborative relationships with families and communicate habitually with families/parents through schedule (i.e., weekly newsletters, Sunshine calls) and unscheduled means; demonstrate humility, professionalism, and alignment to mission in all communication
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Engage in weekly observations and coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Willingness to place student achievement as highest goal
  • Outstanding classroom management that relies on positive, proactive reinforcement of high behavioral standards
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Self-reflective, with a drive to continually grow as a teacher
  • Strong relationship builder with students, families, and other staff members
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze data and adjust plans to improve student achievement
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Willingness to work hard and the flexibility to work through start-up challenges
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, highly organized and efficient, self-motivated
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum two-years of teaching in an urban school and/or low-income community required; Three to five years preferred
  • Valid California Teaching Certification required
  • ESL Certification is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with literacy-based program Reading Mastery preferred but not required
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits

 

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Manager of Operations | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Paragon Academy's Mission 

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Manager of Operations is charged with managing the school operations including vendor and contractor relationship and facilities, as well as managing and maximizing the impact of the full Operations team. The Manager of Operations also assists with the technology needs of the building and classrooms. Our founding Manager of Operations is a critical member of our school leadership team and will work closely with the Executive Director and Office Manager to ensure a strong opening and first year that sets the foundation for our subsequent years.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and maintain daily schoolwide systems such as morning entry, breakfast, lunch, dismissal, etc.
  • Research and select the most competitive and efficient outside vendors to support the school
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain contracts with all outside vendors and contractor relationships
  • Coordinate all necessary procurement transactions • Oversee and manage the nutrition program
  • Ensure up-to-date financial statements and record keeping in compliance with our back-office provide
  • Collaborate with back-office provider and Executive Director on weekly check-ins
  • Ensure technology needs of classrooms and facilities are met, including infrastructure and machines
  • Ensure school is consistently stocked with all necessary office, teacher, student, and classroom supplies
  • Ensure facilities are clean, organized, and well maintained
  • Handle all HR policies, procedures and paperwork; ensure compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Maintain an organized, high detail-oriented account of all invoices, receipts and transactions
  • Manage student and financial data for all reporting entities and requirements
  • Support school in all recruitment and enrollment efforts, including lottery logistics, if necessary
  • Support Office Manager/Family Liaison
  • Manage federal programs, including the application, management and reporting on the use of public funds
  • Manage facility operations, including technology services
  • Establish, manage, and monitor systems and processes for the sourcing, procurement, utilization of supplies for school, including furniture, curriculum, technology, and food
  • Manage projects, including all renovation and building maintenance
  • Serve on school leadership team, working closely with instructional leaders to create staff schedules and employment contracts including benefits
  • Engage in weekly coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Highly-organized and efficient; Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and embrace multi-tasking multiple projects and facilities management
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Able to problem solve and think creatively about establishing systems and structures for a new school
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a start-up environment
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, families, students, board members); clear writer, facilitator, and public speaker
  • Able to establish and implement operational and financial best practices at start-up school
  • Knowledgeable in managing operational finances; able to manage the school budget and report out on school profit and loss to Executive Director and Board on daily, weekly, monthly basis
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a school required
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a similar capacity in operations and finance with demonstrated track record of success is preferred
  • Demonstrated results as a leader, with experience in and commitment to operational and financial excellence and the use of data and assessments to drive operational and financial decisions
  • Technological proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, QuickBooks, and other financial management and HR software is preferred
  • Contract procurement and management experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local educational programs, laws, and regulations is a plus • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred.
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Coordinator of Student Services | Paragon Academy

About Paragon

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26. We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Our Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Coordinator of Student Services is responsible for supporting the academic needs of scholars needing additional services, including those with IEPs and 504 plans. Our founding Coordinator is a critical member of our school leadership team and will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure a strong foundation for our Student Services supports.

The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the pre-referral and referral processes of special education, as well as managing the creation of, and execution of, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for special education students and the creation, execution and fidelity of our Special Education program. Like all Paragon Academy teachers, the Coordinator of Student Services is accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain a system for monitoring compliance with all federal and state rules and policies regarding special education
  • Lead testing of all students who may be eligible for special education, and ensure appropriate Individual Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans are put in place to provide them with specialized instruction, support, and special education services
  • Ensure school’s compliance with all state and federal special education law
  • Serve as the point of contact for all matters involving special education due process
  • Serve on school leadership team and attend weekly leadership team meetings
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to create staff schedules and monitor compliance and special education service implementation; to set vision for special education and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) programming
  • Coordinate and facilitate, with the Executive Director, the relationship with our SELPA
  • Facilitate professional development sessions for general education and special education teachers on accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs, ELLs, and students with 504 Plans
  • Create and execute engaging lessons that supports scholars’ special needs such that they consistently meet/exceed IEP goals
  • Manage weekly meetings with teachers and leadership team monitoring student progress, coordinating the RtI2 process, and any necessary testing
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Collaborate closely with other teachers to plan and develop differentiated lessons, assessments, and instructional materials
  • Collaborate with student support services providers and Lead Teachers in coordinating support schedules for all special needs students
  • Work directly with Lead Teachers to address classroom issues related to Special Education supports
  • Manage family relationships for students receiving special education
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Ability to coordinate the execution of evaluations and creation of IEPs or 504 plans for students in need of such
  • Strong coordination and collaboration skills to organize and schedule the special services of qualified students
  • Deep knowledge of elementary-aged socio-emotional development as well as responsive, age-appropriate development strategies
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a start-up environment
  • Highly-organized and efficient; able to coordinate multiple moving parts, and multiple tasks daily
  • Able to problem solve and think creatively about establishing systems and structures for a new school
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, families, students); clear writer, facilitator, and public speaker
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree in Special Education is preferred
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in Special Education in an urban public school or charter school setting is required; Three to five years is preferred
  • Prior coordination of Special Education services is preferred
  • Valid California State Special Education (Education Specialist) certification is required
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws to ensure the compliance of the school with regulatory requirements
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets and educational philosophy is required.

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Founding Teachers | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We will open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Our Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

Founding Teachers are full-time teaching positions for TK/Kindergarten or 1st grade. Each teacher is responsible for lead teaching and collaborating with the Literacy Teacher during the daily literacy block. Teachers are responsible for collaboration with their grade level partner, particularly for alignment of lesson planning, instructional planning, and classroom management. Founding Teachers take responsibility for the high-academic achievement and character development of every child in her/his classroom. Each grade consists of two cohort classrooms that work collaboratively with a Literacy Teacher for student success.

Founding Teachers are accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

Founding Teachers participate in a four-week Summer Staff Development, weekly Professional Development sessions, and Professional Development and Data Days throughout the year, for a total of 35 days of development. Founding Teachers work closely with the Executive Director and will be a part of a hard-working, mission-driven team of educators.

Essential Functions

  • Create and manage a classroom culture that is fiercely positive and devotes the majority of time to instruction rather than discipline
  • Instill a joy of learning in students and work to develop self-motivated and self-monitoring learners with the skills to set, monitor, and meet goals
  • Establish relationships with students’ families, cultivating learning environments for our students in and out of the classroom
  • Develop a strong relationship with and contribute to the development of fellow teachers
  • Plan, implement, and execute engaging, rigorous, and standards-aligned instruction that ensures all students master content and are at or above grade level
  • Assess students regularly and strategically, both informally and formally
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Cultivate positive, collaborative relationships with families and communicate habitually with families/parents through schedule (i.e., weekly newsletters, Sunshine calls) and unscheduled means; demonstrate humility, professionalism, and alignment to mission in all communication
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Engage in weekly observations and coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Willingness to place student achievement as highest goal
  • Outstanding classroom management that relies on positive, proactive reinforcement of high behavioral standards
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Self-reflective, with a drive to continually grow as a teacher
  • Strong relationship builder with students, families, and other staff members
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze data and adjust plans to improve student achievement
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Willingness to work hard and the flexibility to work through start-up challenges
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, highly organized and efficient, self-motivated
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.Minimum two-years of teaching in an urban school and/or low-income community, preferred
  • Valid California Teaching Certification required
  • ESL Certification is preferred but not required
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Principal | Citizens of the World Charter Schools

About Citizens of the World Charter Schools

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5thgrade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years)

CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Overview

The Principal of CWC Hollywood is a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on our fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with a constructivist approach, developing strong social and emotional skills in students, building strong school communities, working with elementary-aged students, multiple intelligence theory, backward design, the creation of project-based curriculum, and building and/or working in diverse communities.

The Principal will create and maintain a school culture that challenges and motivates our students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school and organization, as described above.

The CWC Hollywood Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with the Assistant Principal, as well as with the other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC LA network. The next school leader will play a vital role in maintaining and maximizing the school’s excellent student achievement results with an unwavering commitment to our mission and model as the school operates at its full capacity.

Responsibilities

Academics and Instruction

Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by providing teacher support and designing professional development centered on social and emotional skill development and constructivist and project-based learning. Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups.

  • Provides instructional leadership, coaching, and support to teachers who are working with a diverse student body.
  • Ensures the use of a wide array of assessments that, together, reflect the educational mission of CWC LA that its schools prepare students to excel on multiple measures, including standardized measures.
  • Uses multiple sources of data to develop a plan for the ongoing improvement of student achievement.

Culture

Defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with CWC LA’s core values, operating norms, and principles. Ensures that the school’s culture of achievement rests on a foundation of social emotional learning, collaboration, and leadership development for students and adults.

Staff

Recruits, hires, manages, and develops the school’s leadership and instructional teams, as well as operational and support staff.

  • Builds a culture of self-reflection, relentless self-improvement and adaptive leadership for all school staff.
  • Recruits and hires mission-aligned, qualified instructional and operational staff.
  • Manages the staff performance review and compensation review processes.
  • Maintains a focus on mission-aligned, student-focused decision making.
  • Ensures ongoing design and implementation of staff professional development.

Community

Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, and community members.

  • Ensures that all members of the school community are engaged and valued.
  • Communicates the school’s vision and goals in a way that ensures understanding and commitment from a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse community of parents, students, faculty, staff, and board members.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of varied forms of communication with families.
  • Maintains positive relationships with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other charter organizations, serving as an active leader in the Los Angeles charter community by learning from others and sharing CWC LA’s best practices.

Operations, Finance, and Compliance

Ensures compliant, effective, and efficient school-based operations that support an academically high-performing school environment.

  • Manages and supports school operations staff.
  • Supports and facilitates the development of smooth running operational systems and procedures within the school building.
  • Manages and supports all efforts that contribute to a healthy and safe facility and campus for both adults and students.
  • Reports on activities, organizational development progress, compliance requirements, and student achievement to the CWC LA board, LAUSD, and other applicable state and federal reporting agencies.
  • Works with the Executive Director to draft and monitor the school’s budget and ensure daily financial and business activities are compliant with the school’s fiscal policies.
  • Ensures school alignment with organizational goals for diversity

Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • A clear record of elevating student achievement in an academically high-achieving classroom for at least three (3) years, with a strong understanding of CWC-aligned pedagogy that drives results or of exceptional leadership working with young people in urban communities.
  • A bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or PhD in education preferred but not required).
  • A California teaching credential (or pathway to secure one prior to start date).
  • Administrative credential (or commensurate experience) preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in a mixed socio-economic school (SES) preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge about Common Core State Standards, project-based learning, workshop-based instruction and social emotional curriculum strongly desired.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Korean, or other languages desired but not required.

Skills / Traits

The Principal must:

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of managing many complex tasks with competing priorities.
  • Possess strong leadership, team management and community building skills.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be organized and self-managed, and be able to handle many responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Be committed to building a community of collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Be a self-aware leader who knows how to treat all members of the school’s community with respect, accurately appraise his or her strengths and weaknesses, and is perceptive about how he or she is regarded.
  • Be dependable and have excellent follow-through.
  • Be aligned with the philosophy and mission of the school and organization.
  • Maintain strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth

 

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Assistant Principal 2018-19 SY | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 28 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. Alliance schools are small, with up to 150 students per grade level. They are designed to prepare students for the intellectual rigor of college coursework, equipping them with digital literacy skills required for 21st century careers.  We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college.  In the next phase of our evolution, we will strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond, with the goals of every Alliance school performing in the top quartile of all California schools and 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join us to work for long-lasting change for our scholars.

Role Summary

Alliance is seeking outstanding instructional leaders and managers to shepherd its schools into the next chapter of even greater academic excellence. Assistant Principals support the Principal in instructional leadership, vision-setting, cultural leadership, and strategic planning. Alliance school leaders possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and instruction, and have demonstrated success in engaging and inspiring a school community to institute a rigorous, engaging curriculum while achieving high levels of student achievement. Assistant Principals must be deeply committed to serving a diverse student population and ensuring that these students are prepared for success in college and beyond.

Essential Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership

  • Uses relevant data to define essential improvement targets in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Ensures that instructional programs and courses are implemented within California Standards.
  • Facilitates portions of inclusive decision-making processes in curriculum adoption and improvement, lesson cycles, intervention strategies, and non-cognitive strategies.
  • Holds teachers, teacher leaders and department chairs accountable to improve scholar outcomes through effective data-driven instruction.  

Vision and Cultural Leadership

  • Projects and encourages a positive, cooperative atmosphere within the school.
  • Supports a positive school climate in which students can develop a sense of responsibility, self-worth, and good citizenship.
  • Maintains communication with the student body in regular meetings and interactions.
  • Develops a program of orientation and acclimation for all new students.
  • Maintains strong relationships with parents.

Management

  • Observes caseload of teachers on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, accurately capturing strengths, growth areas, and measurable progress.
  • Provides supervision and evaluation of assigned teachers, counselors, and staff.
  • Supports the Principal to build a system of continuous improvement to respond quickly yet strategically to organizational health data.

Strategy and Operations

  • Supports principal to allocate and manage resources to support scholar achievement.
  • Enforces rules consistent with approved Charter petition, school’s philosophy and current law.
  • Promote the general health, safety and welfare of the student body, guiding, supervising and/or coordinating all student activities to include school related activities outside of school hours.
  • Coordinate student enrollment, programming, and maintenance of cumulative records.
  • Submit all reports required by state, authorizer or other regulatory agency.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A graduate degree in education, educational leadership, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two or more years of extensive, directly related and progressive experience.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Teaching Credential or PPS Credential & Administrative Services credential.

Skills

  • Experience with differentiated instruction and alternative assessments.
  • A track record as a successful and progressive educator.
  • Experience with diverse student populations in urban settings.
  • Strong computer skills; e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, school information systems.
  • Spanish speaker (preferred).

Beliefs and Mindset:

  • Ability to be flexible and calm in the face of stressful circumstances
  • Deep belief in growth mindset and the power of “yet”
  • Models respect and humility in all interactions
  • Belief in Alliance’s educational philosophy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships with teachers, coaches, school leaders and home office departments
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture

Compensation

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary and excellent group benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and her/his eligible dependents. Retirement benefits are also offered and include an employer match/contribution.

 

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Principal | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Role Summary

Alliance is seeking outstanding instructional leaders and managers to shepherd its schools into the next chapter of even greater academic excellence. We expect our Alliance school leaders to possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and instruction, and to have demonstrated success in engaging and inspiring a school community to achieve high levels of student achievement. We want culturally competent and self-reflective leaders who understand the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, disability, and other issues of difference and have personally worked in communities like Alliance’s to ensure that all students have an opportunity to succeed.

Our Principals enjoy a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility to lead their schools toward these academic results and to build engaged, rewarding work environments that retain the most talented educators committed to college and career success for all students. Alliance Principals also receive substantial professional development to continue to hone their craft, including monthly full-day professional development sessions, semi-annual network-wide leadership retreats, and ongoing coaching from Area Superintendents and a Director of School Leadership. Principals receive robust support from the Alliance Home Office to enable their leadership autonomy, including support selecting and implementing research-based, rigorous curriculum and utilizing assessment data to drive instruction, as well as back-office supports (e.g., finance, operations, HR, IT, facilities).

Essential Responsibilities

We expect our Alliance Principals to:

Instructional and Visionary Leadership

  • Drive instructional excellence by setting aspirational school goals and ensuring that teachers receive appropriate, targeted coaching and professional development to meet goals.
  • Prepare all students to apply to, enroll, attend, and succeed in college by implementing a college-ready curriculum and supporting instructional activities, and by using multiple data points and ongoing data analysis to continually revise and improve the school’s instructional program.
  • Supervise, coach, develop, and evaluate teachers via regular observations, feedback, and coaching as part of Alliance’s rigorous teacher development and support system.

Positive School and Community Culture

  • Create a culture of high expectations with a relentless focus on student achievement, college and career readiness, operational efficiency, and self-improvement.
  • Maintain a safe and positive school environment in which students thrive, develop and grow.
  • Develop a best-in-class work environment to retain and develop exceptionally talented staff.
  • Foster an environment of deep collaboration with families and caregivers, building strong relationships and encouraging their direct engagement in their students’ school experiences.
  • Partner with the Alliance Home Office to secure and allocate the resources and supports 

The Strongest Candidates Will Have/Be:

  • A belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy to prepare students for the intellectual rigor of college and the skills required for 21st century careers
  • Deep understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • A proven track record of leading, managing, and coaching other educators to increase student achievement with a similar student population as Alliance schools in an urban or charter school
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations and leading differentiated instructional support for special populations and different levels of learners
  • Expertise in building a positive and collaborative adult culture
  • Deep instructional expertise, including knowledge of Common Core -aligned instruction, developing student-centered classrooms, promoting personalized learning, and using instructional technology
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in innovative practices
  • Ability to thrive in settings with autonomy, independence, and high levels of personal flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with adult stakeholders
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid California teaching credential. Some Alliance schools require an administrative credential authorizing service as a principal or the ability to obtain this credential in California.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience and two (2) years of school leadership experience.

Compensation

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision.  Alliance school leader base salaries are up to 15% higher than the local district. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.

 

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Psychologist 2018-19 SY | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

About the Opportunity

The School Psychologist will provide a full range of psychological services, including testing, counseling and consulting to assist in meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of general and special education students. The School Psychologist will administer and interpret psychological assessments; provide recommendations regarding the evaluation and placement of students; consult with teachers, administrators, specialists, agencies and parents; coordinate behavior management programs; and perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide psycho-educational assessments, including but not limited to Initial Evaluation, Triennial Evaluation, Manifestation Determination, Functional Analysis, Socio-Emotional Evaluation, and others as needed.
  • Actively participate and facilitate Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meetings; interpret results of psycho-educational assessment; work as part of a team to determine special education eligibility and make program recommendations.
  • Develop student goals and objectives.
  • Write coherent and comprehensive individual behavior support plans.  
  • Serve as a Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) for designated special education students under the 1994 Hughes Bill, mandating “Positive Behavior Intervention” plans
  • Act as liaison between public and private agencies and county programs
  • Collaborate with school staff around RTI implementation, Student Study Team meetings, and Crisis planning.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding any accommodations needed for a specific student.
  • Maintain data on students, including present levels of performance and intervention strategies.
  • Establish and monitor necessary caseloads, work with schools and other staff to plan assessments and meetings. Submit records, reports, and assignments promptly and efficiently.
  • Develop, coordinate and provide in-service training to staff, parents and agency personnel.
  • Supervise Psychology interns as necessary.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Director of Special Education & Student Services.   

The Strongest Candidates Have/Will Be: 

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures, codes, regulations and requirements pertaining to areas of assigned responsibility for special education
  • Knowledge of psychological and educational techniques, tests, materials, methods, theories and trends in assessing and identifying student learning and behavior characteristics
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and strategies applicable to special education curriculum development and strategies for implementation
  • Ability to elect appropriate assessment instruments and methods of assessment
  • Counsel students in individual and group situations
  • Write coherent and comprehensive psychological reports
  • Establish effective working relationships with staff, district personnel, other agencies and the public.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work independently at a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to learn quickly and effectively function in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
  • Flexible, optimistic approach, and comfort with change and ambiguity

  • Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy, and a passion for improving urban public education
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture 

Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree in Educational Psychology or related field.
  • Possess a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) with an authorization in School Psychology
  • Experience in crisis prevention and intervention required.

Compensation

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary and a rich group benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and her/his eligible dependents. Retirement benefits are also offered and include a generous employer match/contribution.

 

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High School Assistant Principal 2018-19 | Ednovate

About Us


East College Prep will prepare each of its graduates to use their college degrees and careers to make a Positive Multigenerational Change. Located in Lincoln Heights, this free, public charter high school aims to deliver the best personalized college prep experience in the country to students on Los Angeles' Eastside. Each student experiences a personalized learning experience through technology and great teaching, an opportunity to deepen their sense of purpose through year-long projects, and a positive school community - all to ensure that each student is ready to go to, and graduate from, the best colleges in the country. Fundamental to our model is building a safe and welcoming school culture with high expectations, while fostering student autonomy. We are looking for staff members that are responsive to feedback and data, reflect constantly on their work and student outcomes, and not take themselves too seriously; in turn, staff can expect to grow their instructional practice and leadership capacity in a high-energy, collaborative environment.

Objective

The Assistant Principal will serve as a member of the school's leadership team, supporting the Principal in the development and implementation of the school's instructional vision.

Strong candidates will have excellent results as a classroom teacher, an unquestioned commitment to our school values of integrity, mastery, entrepreneurialism, teamwork, and joy, and a desire to make a positive multi-generational change. Admin credential not required.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve on the Administrative Team of East College Prep as a school leader, adviser, and thought partner to the Principal.
  • Contribute to the development of East College Prep's strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the team.
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures to maximize the academic achievement of all students.
  • Provide on-going development of all instructional staff that promotes constant innovation to create the best personalized learning environment.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize our internal and external assessment systems.

Wages & Benefits

The salary for this job is competitive and commensurate with experience; a competitive benefit package is included.

 

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2018-19 High School Teaching Positions | Ednovate

About Ednovate Instructors

Ednovate instructors create their own curriculum aligned to the ACT College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). These standards outline the skills are needed to be ready for what lies beyond high school. We hold our network accountable for results ­as measured by ACT exams and CCRS ­aligned assessments. We don’t tell our teachers which novel to teach, when a required lab is due, or which historical events they must cover in Quarter 1. Teachers are empowered to tailor curriculum to the needs of their students, to help all students succeed.

Why teach at Ednovate?

At Ednovate you will find...

A culture-first organization - Your entire school team will be aligned in its approach to discipline and culture, enabling you to focus on innovative student learning.

Teamwork - You will be a part of a collaborative team of achievement-oriented, student-centered colleagues, who push boundaries within the field of personalized college prep education, and hold one another accountable to the highest professional standards.

Autonomy with Accountability - You can design your own curriculum, and we will focus feedback on helping you achieve excellent results with all students.

Relationships - We focus on deep and lasting relationships with our students, as we know a huge part of student success is having advocates in their corner. All teachers have an Advisory, with which they remain from grades 9-12, forming close bonds with students and families to last for years to come.

Growth - We offer school-site and network-wide professional development, as well as opportunities for growth and leadership development towards your personal career goals. We provide competitive and performance-based compensation.

 

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Teaching Positions for 2018-19 School Year | Equitas Academy

(various grades and contents)

About Us

The mission of Equitas Academy Charter Schools is to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Equitas Academy was founded in 2009 as a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. We currently serve over 1,200 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

We Value:

High Expectations - Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms.

College Readiness - Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college.

A Family Partnership - Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops.

A Safe & Supportive School Community - We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

What Makes Our teachers Equitastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Thoughtful intellectual preparation to deliver lessons based on rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/strict management with their scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholar's success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • A belief in educating families about advocating for their child's' success

What Equitas Can Offer You?

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, like-minded, and joyful professional community
  • Rigorous Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars

You have what it takes if you have...

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • A current Multiple Subject teaching credential (internship is acceptable) or out of state equivalent required
  • English Learner authorization
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated experience and success working with students in traditionally undeserved communities

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Salary and benefits

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision coverage and paid sick and vacation time off.

 

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Middle School Foreign Language Teacher | Equitas Academy

Enrichment Teacher (Foreign Language: Spanish preferred), Grades 5-8

Start Date: Immediate

About Us

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

Our Mission & Success

To provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students (scholars) to graduate from college-preparatory high schools, four-year colleges, and universities. Our school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data driven instruction to provide a rigorous and equitable education for all students.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • A current California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential (preferred but not required)
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

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