Classroom Teacher/Guide (K-5)

Department: Instructional
Role Type: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Teaching & Learning
Start Date: July 2022

Our Belief in the Importance of Teachers

At Legacy Prep, you will have the support to grow, the freedom to innovate, and you will never stop learning. You will be part of a community of game-changing educators who are creating new generational legacies for historically underserved youth in Birmingham, Alabama. We believe teachers are the soul of a school. We believe they should be treated as the professionals that they are. Teachers have the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and we believe in the power teachers hold to give students the opportunities to shine.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum and Instruction
  • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
  • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
  • Use data to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
  • In conjunction with Special Education Teachers, works to ensure that all IEPS and student needs are met both within and outside of the classroom
Commitment to School and Classroom Culture
  • Work collaboratively with your school team
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Help develop a school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Model and uphold the school’s values, student management policies and culture
Family Engagement and Empowerment
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress about both character and academics
  • Be available for open houses, parent-teacher conferences and other events involving families and the community
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
  • Conduct home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents
Data, Feedback, and Constant Learning
  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within Legacy Prep
  • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft

Additional Requirements:

  • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
  • Assist with both student and staff recruitment
  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
Commit to professional learning, development, and growth
  • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice

Employment Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Must be considered highly qualified (Alabama teacher certification in the appropriate content area and/or significant work experience in content area)
  • At least two years of teaching experience (preferred)
  • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
  • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
  • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
  • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth (preferred)
  • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
  • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
  • 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
  • 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

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