Aug 26, 2022

Middle School Teaching Fellow (full-time, salary)

  • TrulyHired
  • East Boston, Boston, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
Job Title: High School Fellow

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Organizational Overview
Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory. We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model here.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do.Growth Happens Here.
About the Role
The Fellowship Experience:
The Excel Academy Teaching Fellowship is an intensive teacher development program for the duration of one school year. Through structured classroom experience guided by an experienced mentor, observation, substitute teaching, and coaching you will develop the skills and mindset to design rigorous and inclusive instruction and become a successful lead classroom teacher.

Mentorship & Professional Development:
As an Excel Academy Teaching Fellow, you will be coached and mentored by an experienced teacher who will support your professional growth over the course of the year. You will become part of a diverse cohort of aspiring educators. Together you will participate in weekly professional development sessions with topics including rigorous classroom instruction, classroom management, data-driven instruction, and equity and inclusion.

Opportunity for Growth:
During your Teaching Fellow year, you will have the option to apply for a lead teaching position at Excel Academy for the following school year, and as a current Excel academy employee, you will be guaranteed an interview. High-performing fellows may be asked to take on a parental leave coverage assignment. For the duration of that coverage, compensation will be increased to a full teacher salary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching Opportunities
Teach at least one elective course per quarter, such as Computer Science
Design and revise electives unit plans and lesson plans consistent with long-term curriculum
Submit weekly lesson plans to your manager for feedback
Create and implement high quality lessons
Substitute Teaching: frequent coverage of academic content when lead teachers are absent to support the school and also your own development as you enter a variety of settings in your school
As needed, plan and lead academic intervention periods
Serve as a homeroom teacher
Within a team of three teachers, plan and lead activities for a homeroom group of 29 students
Serve as an advisor for 9-11 students
Participate in regular Grade Level Team meetings
Contribute to Grade Level Team activities, assemblies, special events, etc.
Lead a group of students in a 90-minute enrichment class session on Fridays each season
Meet weekly with a Mentor teacher to receive feedback on growth and development of teaching skills
Attend required twice monthly Fellow PD from 4:30-6:00 PM

Operational Opportunities

Provide 10 - 15 hours per week of operational support, as requested by the Operations Team
Substitute teach classes across 5th to 8th grade, across subject areas, as assigned in the daily morning email
Provide coverage for non-instructional time (lunch, silent reading period, focus etc.) as requested in the regular administer communications and as on the quarterly schedule
Other operational support as requested
Support with planning and execution of field trips, such as community service, as needed

Professional Development

Work with managers to develop professional development goals
Participate meaningfully in the professional development trainings that are school-based and network-wide, including Fellow Department Meetings (which or occur twice monthly after school)
Attend weekly collaboration meetings with core content Grade Level Content (GLC) teams
Attend and participate in Grade Level Team (GLT) team meetings and huddles

Serve as a productive member of the Excel Community

Participate in generating and upholding Excel Staff Norms
Serve as a productive member of the Excel Academy Community
Perform other responsibilities or tasks as requested
Do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled

Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree;
A commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel's values and educational model;
A commitment to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work;
An openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in receiving feedback for continuous improvement; and
Can speak to their personal investment and commitment to antiracist education and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school community and beyond.

Preference will be given to applicants who also:
Have experience in a public or charter school setting and have experience working with schools that serve grades K-12;
Have experience teaching or leading schools that serve family populations that are similar to those at Excel Academy; and
Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently.

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to its work as an anti-racist organization. One critical element of that commitment is building and empowering a diverse staff that reflects the community that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. Staff who demonstrate fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic (languages spoken widely by our diverse community of families) will receive additional compensation, as will staff who are alumni of our schools.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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Excel Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Contact Information

  • Alejandra Gil , Director of Talent
  • 58 Moore St
  • East Boston,Massachusetts 02128
  • Phone: 7816565432
  • Email: click here

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