Nov 19, 2020

Founding Lead Primary Academy Teacher

  • Liberty STEAM Charter School
  • Sumter, South Carolina, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Responsibilities of LSC’s lead teachers include the following but are not limited to:

Outstanding Academic Achievement & Character Development

  • ​Create a positive, achievement-oriented, and structured learning environment that excites and invests scholars.
  • Motivate scholars to realize high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build a classroom community by investing families in children’s academic success and development of REACH values (REACH stands for Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard work).
  • Utilize data from Liberty STEAM Charter’s interim assessments to drive instruction and intervention.
  • Design and implement unit and lesson plans in collaboration with the grade or subject team.
  • Hold all scholars accountable during transitions, meals, trips, and school events.
  • Exemplify LSC’s core values in all interactions with scholars, families, and colleagues.

Professional Learning, Development, and Growth

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Academy Director, and grade-level chairs to improve instructional, culture-building, and leadership skills.
  • Attend all professional development, team planning, and data analysis meetings.
  • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities.

Core Knowledge

  • Mastery of pedagogy & content knowledge (measurable success from a previous role).
  • Supporting low-level readers.

Core Skills

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Relationship builder (scholars, families, & colleagues).
  • Data-riven & results-oriented.
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Differentiation with instruction.
  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once.
  • Strong belief in the LSC mission and educational model to include a longer school day, longer school year, and personalized professional development.

Core Mindsets

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission & core values of LSC.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Self-Reflective.
  • Passion for serving low SES and minority scholars.
  • All scholars can achieve at high levels.
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent, constructive feedback.
  • A deep belief in diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Collaboration makes us stronger.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Two years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high scholar achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a competitive college or university; Master’s degree preferred.
  • South Carolina certification in early childhood OR elementary OR in the process of obtaining a certification. Valid out-of-state certification is also acceptable.
    • If you are not yet certified, you may learn more about the process by clicking here.

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