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.
- Mastery of pedagogy & content knowledge (measurable success from a previous role).
- Supporting low-level readers.
- 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.
- Belief in and commitment to the mission & core values of LSC.
- Growth mindset.
- 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.