Legacy Teaching Fellow

Department: Instructional
Dept./Subject: Elementary (all content areas)
Role Type: Full Time
Grade: 1 2 3 4 K
Reports To: Dean of Teaching & Learning
School Year: 2021-22 School Year
Start Date: July 2021

Position Overview

Legacy Prep is seeking a diverse group of individuals who are looking to start a career in teaching and do not yet have a teaching certification or experience. If you are passionate about serving all students and have a fierce commitment to equity then consider launching your teaching career with Legacy Prep in this full time role. As a Fellow, also known as a co-teacher, you will be responsible for supporting lead teachers and ensuring that our students have the opportunity to learn in an environment of joyful, excellent teaching. The teachers we are looking for will have experience working with kids and are willing to work hard for them. They will have the passion and drive to work with students and put them on a path to college and any path of their choosing.

Why this is a unique opportunity

  • All Legacy Fellows will assume the same schedule as a full-time Legacy Prep teacher
  • Teaching Fellows gain real experience in the classroom co-teaching with an experienced educator who has a track record of success
  • Teaching Fellows get individualized coaching and attend weekly professional development aimed at building key teaching skills
  • Teaching Fellows are encouraged to seek Alabama teaching certification
  • Experience being part of a high functioning team, and ongoing professional development and coaching to get you to be a lead teacher long-term
  • After one year of experience, Fellows enrolled in certification programs can apply for higher level positions in Legacy Prep

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support lead teacher in implementing high quality classroom instruction
  • Collaborate with lead teacher to build an empowering learning environment that excites and invests students in their learning
  • Work with lead teacher in delivery of daily instructional program, including literacy, math, and social emotional learning lessons
  • Exemplify Legacy Prep’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues
  • Implement academic interventions and acceleration for students based on data
  • Constantly assessing student progress and communicating results to families and colleagues.
  • Modeling the school’s values in all communications with students, families, and staff.
  • Lead guided reading groups throughout the year

Additional Requirements:

  • Be a good teammate – work closely with other teachers and team members to create a cohesive school culture of success and family
  • Participate in daily operational duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
  • Support lead teacher with maintaining accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
  • Perform daily teaching tasks such as: conducting morning meetings, monitoring lunch, substituting, and any of the other things that make you awesome at your job
  • Update student performance trackers and rely on data to make decisions
Commit to professional learning, development, and growth
  • Receive individual coaching from a lead teacher and the instructional coach
  • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice

Employment Qualifications:

Education
  • Current undergraduate seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (If currently in school expected bachelor’s degree by June 2021)
  • Post graduates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
Experience
  • Candidates who have 0-2 years of experience are eligible to apply
  • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
  • Experience working with students from educationally under-resourced communities (highly preferred)
  • A record leadership in or outside of school
  • Willingness to be on track for teacher certification
Skillset
  • High level of organization and professionalism
  • A track record of success
  • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
  • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
Mindset
  • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
  • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
  • Effectively collaborate with others
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
  • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
  • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
  • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
  • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning, and receiving feedback
  • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

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