Teacher 2021-2022 School Year Teachers (All Grades and Subjects, K-12)
TEACHER (ALL GRADES AND SUBJECTS K-12)
Now Hiring for 2021-2022 School Year
Reports To: Principal
Term: 10 Months Annually, 2021-2022 School Year
ABOUT THE POSITION
High quality Teachers who have a professional and personal dedication to student achievement and the school community are the single most important factor to the success of the New Foundations Charter School mission and vision.
- Our Mission: The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.
- Our Vision for Impact: In 2019, New Foundations embarked on an ambitious five year strategic plan. The Strategic Plan’s “Vision for Impact” is that by June 2025, New Foundations will provide daily opportunities for all students to engage in rigorous academic preparation, integrated and well-rounded character development, and inclusive and expansive specials and extracurricular activities that prepare them for individualized post-secondary success.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000. Our core principle was simple: be student-centered and growth focused. This ethos remains and at New Foundations we maintain that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.
Twenty years later, New Foundations is a prominent public charter school serving grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. In a constantly changing world, we continue our work to evolve and improve. We are ambitious about New Foundations’ future. We’re a great school, but we still have work to do to be better and to redefine what it means to be a great school.
- Our Students
As an open enrollment public charter school, we seek to prepare each student for the college, career and service opportunity of their choice. New Foundations Charter School currently educates 1,500 students across a K-8 & High School campus in Northeast Philadelphia.
New Foundations has a highly diverse and representative student/family population: 57% White, 22% Black, 13% Latino, 5% Asian and 3% Mixed Races & Other; 40% Free Lunch, 30% Reduced-Price Lunch, 30% Paid Lunch. The political and ideological diversity of our student and family body is representative of the United States as a whole.
- Our Buildings
The K-8 and High School buildings are located within walking distance of each other in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia. Both buildings include recent renovations and are well-maintained to provide a positive learning environment for students and staff.
Building highlights include bright and spacious classrooms, technology-enabled classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums with full size basketball courts, cafeterias and learning commons. The buildings are near major roadways with on-site parking for staff and within walking distance from the SEPTA Regional Rail Suburban station with trains to Center City.
- Our Community
New Foundations opened in 2000 and has had a strong, positive presence in its Northeast neighborhood of Philadelphia throughout the past 20 years. New Foundations is highly-regarded on various academic performance measures compared with other Philadelphia charter and district schools and we have an admissions wait-list of over 10,000 students.
All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:
- Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
- Model our core values of being student-focused, serving our community and consistently engaging in solutions-oriented and caring conversations;
- Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
- Demonstrate role model mentality in all interactions and activities;
- Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources.
A Teacher at New Foundations Charter School is expected to:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
- Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification for relevant subject and grade level of instruction;
- Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for subject of instruction;
- Preferably possess a minimum of two years of relevant teaching experience;
- Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.
New Foundations offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to pay equity.
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Classroom Management
- Classroom Culture
- Professional Comportment
Curriculum and Instruction
- Develop and implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with New Foundation’s leadership team and curricular resources.
- Deliver the curriculum in an appropriate manner consistent with the student’s educational levels.
- Ensure that the Standards of the State of Pennsylvania and New Foundations Charter School are incorporated in daily, weekly, monthly, and long term lesson plans.
- Adapt the curriculum for individual student’s needs.
- Maintain/write individual learning plans for each student.
- Provide for the needs of special education students placed in the classroom.
- Prepare achievement reports (report cards/progress reports/etc).
- Administer school assessments and mandated standardized assessments.
- Maintain and record student’s achievement (homework/quizzes/tests/etc.)
- In partnership with school leadership, analyze assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices
- Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
- Enforce the school’s discipline policies and code of conduct.
- Maintain student records including attendance, behavioral and academic. Ensure that all student records are secured.
- Maintain proactive communication with parents/guardians about their student’s academic progress and wellbeing.
- Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
- Maintain a warm and “friendly” classroom.
- Maintain a safe and clean learning environment that is free of hazards.
- Allow for the students to utilize the space in the room to enhance their learning.
- Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
- Collaborate with other professionals in regard to student’s development and achievement.
- Exhibit a professional image and demeanor at all times.
- Commit to continual professional growth.
- Attend all professional development meetings and faculty/staff meetings.
- Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year.
- Adhere to school schedule and be punctual for work and meetings.
- Maintain an effective and positive relationship with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
- Professionally and effectively communicate with all colleagues, staff and supervisors.
- Become a member of the school community, building strong relationships and being highly engaged.
- Do whatever else is necessary or requested to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities.