This role is eligible for up to $4,000 in bonuses as well as up to $2,000 for relocation expenses!
As an Elementary Teacher at Mastery you will work relentlessly to foster a love of learning with your students. Our Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms are self-contained and starting in 3rd grade our teachers become subject-specific. All of our elementary teachers at Mastery work to close the literacy gap through incorporating culturally-relevant and rigorous texts and topics into lessons. At Mastery we value Continuous Improvement and want you to learn and grow in your craft. We utilize a team of Assistant Principals, central-office coaches, and school-based content teams to provide coaching and feedback. We have professional development or peer collaboration time built into our calendar every Wednesday.
Mastery’s 3-6 Math Program utilizes Eureka's Math’s curriculum to help students explore mathematical concepts and develop mathematical fluency. Your students learn grade-level content, as defined by the CCSS, by engaging with challenging problems and then learn from their peers’ thinking through a facilitated discussion.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Commit to ongoing professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement
Develop and implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with Mastery school-based leadership and curricular resources developed by Mastery’s Central Office Academic Team
Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction
Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, plan events for joy and humor, and ensure student mastery of standards
Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication
Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
Commit to professional growth, self-reflection, a receptiveness to feedback, and a desire to continuously improve
Education, Experience, and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
Teacher certification - completed or in process
Demonstrated expertise in subject area
Commitment to and experience working with underserved communities
Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in a student-centered, standards-driven classroom community
A positive mindset and a drive for personal excellence
Solutions-oriented resiliency to respond positively and effectively to challenges
Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies
10 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Mastery Charter Schools
Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 24 schools serving over 14,000 students in Philadelphia and Camden. We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.
We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child – academically and emotionally – matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.