Teacher Science Teacher
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MS Science: https://grnh.se/cd4018231
HS Science: https://grnh.se/b6d341c91
DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a Middle School and High School Science Teachers to join one of the leading charter school organizations in the nation. We serve 6-12th grade students across Denver and Aurora. Our mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.
Overview of Position:
DSST Public Schools seeks teachers with a track-record of raising student achievement to join a team of educators dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory program to a diverse population. Our teachers are leaders who play an integral role in ensuring student success through supporting our school culture, developing and instructing a rigorous core curriculum, and using data to drive their daily practice. Our science teachers inspire students to be curious about the incredible world around them by allowing students to truly grapple with a problem. They allow opportunities for experimentation, observation and understanding in the process of making a discovery.
We have a rigorous science curriculum for our high school students that is designed to prepare our students for success in college and the 21st Century.
Our curriculum map for is as follows:
- 6-8th Grade: Integrated NGSS Science Curriculum
- 9th Grade: Physics
- 10th Grade: Chemistry
- 11th Grade: Biology
- 12th Grade: Science Elective (unique campus designations)
We will inquire about your grade level and campus specific preference at the time of interview.
- Demonstrate relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students
- Take holistic accountability for student success- taking ownership of each student’s academic success or failure.
- Reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules and school spirit.
- Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned academic subjects and classes
- Work closely and collaborate with other teachers within the school and throughout the DSST network
- Teach 3-5 classes a day of various lengths depending on the DSST campus and subject area
- Average 150+ minutes of plan time per day
- Plan lessons and implement targeted curriculum and assessments for each student which adheres to the school’s curriculum and standards.
- Keep an up-to-date gradebook for each class
- Work to implement and master DSST Public Schools’ core instructional practices
Data and Analysis
- Implement a variety of targeted assessments and perform a root cause analysis that measure progress towards learning outcomes and that adhere to the DSST Assessment Framework.
- Use assessment data to adapt curriculum and instructional practices to help students meet the school’s performance standards. Such use of data includes re-teach weeks, spiraling skills, and changing daily instruction to meet student needs.
- Participate in weekly feedback sessions with an instructional coach
- Devote the necessary time and energy required to master the craft of teaching. To be open to innovative approaches to teaching, feedback from colleagues and school administration.
- Actively participate in the school’s professional development programs including data analysis and planning, leading and participating in best practice sessions, peer coaching, and attending conferences.
DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement.
- In order to be considered qualified to teach at DSST Public Schools, you will need a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and AT LEAST one of the following:
- 36 credits hours (DPS approved) in the subject you are teaching.
- Passing of the #5435 Science Praxis exam
- CDE license endorsement within subject area
Reports to: School Director
Compensation and Benefits:
- Based on years of experience
- Performance based bonuses
- Potential to make up to 17% salary increase (based on performance in the first year)
- Applicants get salary quote after applying!
DSST Benefit highlights include:
- Medical Plans offered through Kaiser
- $0 employee cost option!
- Annual Health Savings account (HSA) gift from DSST Public Schools
- 2 Dental Plans options offered through Principal Dental Group and Vision through VSP
- Employee Assistance and Counseling Support
- 401 (k) retirement plan with 5% annual gift from DSST regardless of personal contribution
- FMLA effective immediately (6 weeks paid, 6 weeks unpaid)
- Access to additional discounts through our benefit partners exclusively for DSST staff
*Candidates placed in Aurora Science & Tech. will be eligible for a PERA Retirement Plan
DSST Public Schools Overview:
DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment public STEM charter schools. All DSST schools operate within the Denver Public Schools (DPS) district and students are admitted through DPS’ School Choice process. Our schools focus on building a community where students and staff are valued for their unique talents. Meaningful relationships are at the core of our model which is why our schools are small enough to ensure every student is known and valued for their individuality. We have developed systems and structures to ensure our students will be prepared for college, career and life. The student population across the DSST network is 83% students of color and 71% qualify for free and reduced lunch. This year, DSST will serve approximately 5,700 students at fourteen schools on eight campuses across Denver, and DSST will open its first campus in Aurora, Colorado in the fall 2019. At full enrollment, DSST Public Schools will serve over 10,000 students and will more than double the number of four year college-ready DPS graduates.
DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combines deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it, both for our students and our staff.
DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Denver School of Science and Technology does not exclude participation in, deny benefits to or discriminate on the basis of, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. (Protected Classes).
DSST Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate against a member of a Protected Class in admission or access to, or terms and conditions of employment, or in its programs and activities. DSST Public Schools shall operate as an equal opportunity employer and will provide and safeguard the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, hold and advance in employment within the district without discrimination. The District shall actively promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, aggressive, continuing affirmative action program.
Further, DSST Public Schools affirms the rights of all Protected Classes to be free from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and/or harassment.
DSST Public Schools shall inform students, parents, employees and the general public each school year that the educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by the district are offered without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The announcement shall also include the name/title, address and telephone number of the person designated to coordinate Title IX and Section 504 and ADA compliance activities.
Any person having inquiries concerning the School’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources.