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2023-24 Science Teacher, High School

Company: Austin Achieve Public Schools
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Austin Achieve Public Schools is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school preparing Austin youth to attend and excel at the nation's top colleges and universities. Our educators are passionate advocates for our scholars and their families, committed to closing the opportunity gap for underserved communities. Teachers are supported by school leaders who provide professional development and real-time coaching, and weekly feedback. Just as teachers invest their time and energy in their scholars, we invest our time and energy in the continuous development of our teachers. Additionally, our highly qualified teachers will play a critical role in developing the school's culture and educational philosophies.
At Austin Achieve, you are joining a network and a community committed to excellence. We have ambitious plans to scale our system to serve the children in our communities better and are looking for educators who are ready to drive transformative change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the instructional team to implement and exceed state learning standards and district curriculum and assessments to meet rigorous academic expectations.
  • Learn, master, and deliver content and grade-level curriculum, core content objectives, and texts.
  • Create and submit weekly lesson plans.
  • Implement formal and informal assessments to track each scholar's progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update the grade book weekly.
  • Use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve scholar achievement and manage work-related tasks.
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns with the district's commitment to restorative practices and a zero suspension policy.
  • Participate in regular manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school-wide meetings and functions.
  • Attend summer and year-long district, school, and personal development training.
  • Utilize the knowledge from professional development to improve instructional practices in the classroom.
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide culture that fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment for all scholars.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with scholars and families
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Demonstrate competency in the core academic subject area assigned
    • Previous success working with second language learners and scholars from diverse backgrounds
      Additional Considerations:
      • Native Spanish fluency is desired but not required
      • Texas ESL certification preferred (additional stipend)
      • Current Texas credential in the subject area applying for (or information indicating your eligibility to receive one).
      • Three years of teaching experience
      • Thorough understanding of curriculum, instruction, and student learning
      • Ability to interpret data
      • Thorough understanding of school operations
      • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to coordinate campus wide initiatives
        Knowledge and Skills:
        • Deep-seated belief in the mission and vision of Austin Achieve
        • Be willing to do "whatever it takes" to ensure all scholars learn
        • Hold all scholars to the highest expectations to ensure college readiness
        • Ability to use data to inform instructional practices
        • Excellent classroom management and teaching skills
        • Experience in collaboratively developing lesson and unit plans
          Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Austin Achieve Public Schools, Austin , 2023-24 Science Teacher, High School, Education / Teaching , Austin, Texas

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