2nd Grade Teacher - Elk Grove/South Sacramento

Fortune School of Education-Sacramento County Sacramento, CA

2nd Grade Teacher - Elk Grove/South Sacramento

Employer:

Fortune School of Education-Sacramento County

Date Posted:

4/1/2017

Contact:

Lisa Strong

916.924.8633 104

Number Openings: (At time of posting)

1

Length of Work Year:

2017-2018

Employment Type:

Full Time

Application Deadline:

9/24/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary:

Teacher Salary Schedule. 100% health package PAID for EMP+FAM

Date Posted:

4/1/2017 Application Deadline:

9/24/2017 5:00 PM Pacific Employment Type:

Full Time Length of Work Year:

2017-2018 Salary:

Teacher Salary Schedule. 100% health package PAID for EMP+FAM Number Openings: (At time of posting)

1 Contact: Lisa Strong Email: lstrong@fortuneschool.us Phone: 916.924.8633 104

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

Provide a high quality instructional program within a small school environment where every student will have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and acquire the tools needed to prepare for college. Teacher will establish a personal relationship with each student ensuring that each child feels valued as an individual. Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college. Serve students in elementary grade levels and uphold the mission, vision and values of Fortune School.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES:

* Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college.

* Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with California State Standards and Fortune School of Education Instructional Guidelines.

* Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refines and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs.

* Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices.

* Assume leadership role in some aspects of the development of the school.

* Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress.

* Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students' education.

* Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.

* Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches.

* Maintain accurate student records including attendance.

* Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs.

* Support the mission, vision, and core values of Fortune School.

* Perform other related duties as required and assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Student Assessment and Monitoring:

* Experienced in assessment; emphasizing student achievement as the primary outcome of schooling.

* Systematically assesses and monitors student progress using objective and verifiable information whenever possible.

* Works with principal to systematically identify and respond to at risk students; makes referrals to appropriate community agencies when needed.

* Provides meaningful information to parents / guardians and others regarding student progress.

* Maintains policies and practices for grading, reporting, and promoting.

* Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles.

* Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments.

* Ability and willingness to implement Fortune School Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices.

* Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data.

* Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices.

* Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents, community, and stakeholders.

Minimum Educational Level:

* Bachelor's degree

* Valid California Teaching Credential based on Bachelor's degree, student teaching or intern experience

* Appropriate certification for teaching English Language Learners

* NCLB Compliant

* 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:

* Office environment: constant interruptions.

* Outdoor environment: driving a personal vehicle to conduct work; visit school sites; travel to other organizations and companies; meetings and workshops

Physical Abilities:

* Hearing and speaking to conduct group training; exchange information in person, electronically, and on the telephone.

* Ability to read printed material and computer screens.

* Ability to hear and comprehend speech at normal volumes.

* Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment.

* Kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

* Ability to climb stairs, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds.

* Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

Requirements for Applying

Cover letterResume3 Letters of RecommendationCopy of Credential(s) Please answer each of the following questions. Please type these questions into a document, and respond to them using 12 point font in a single spaced format. Attach your answers to your application.1. Fortune School of Education (FSE) has made closing the achievement gap our top priority. It is our goal to recruit, select, and develop teachers who are responsible for attaining results in student achievement, especially in high-minority, high-poverty settings. With this goal in mind, describe how you will equip students and parents to help FSE produce results in academic achievement for all students.2. Fortune School of Education (FSE) would all like to raise student achievement and address the needs of each student as a "whole child." However, when it comes down to it, we often have to make hard choices. If you had to choose, would you rather raise student achievement or increase self-esteem? Both is not an option - you must pick one and explain your reasoning.3. Fortune School of Education (FSE) wants teachers who have achieved results in closing the achievement gap in their own classroom. What results can you share about your own students' performance and your ability to advance them towards proficient and advanced levels on the California Academic Content Standards?

Upon receiving an offer of employment, the following documents must be submitted: DOJ and FBI fingerprint clearanceTB screening results Employment eligibility verification (I-9)

Requirements for Applying

Cover letterResume3 Letters of RecommendationCopy of Credential(s) Please answer each of the following questions. Please type these questions into a document, and respond to them using 12 point font in a single spaced format. Attach your answers to your application.1. Fortune School of Education (FSE) has made closing the achievement gap our top priority. It is our goal to recruit, select, and develop teachers who are responsible for attaining results in student achievement, especially in high-minority, high-poverty settings. With this goal in mind, describe how you will equip students and parents to help FSE produce results in academic achievement for all students.2. Fortune School of Education (FSE) would all like to raise student achievement and address the needs of each student as a "whole child." However, when it comes down to it, we often have to make hard choices. If you had to choose, would you rather raise student achievement or increase self-esteem? Both is not an option - you must pick one and explain your reasoning.3. Fortune School of Education (FSE) wants teachers who have achieved results in closing the achievement gap in their own classroom. What results can you share about your own students' performance and your ability to advance them towards proficient and advanced levels on the California Academic Content Standards?

Upon receiving an offer of employment, the following documents must be submitted: DOJ and FBI fingerprint clearanceTB screening results Employment eligibility verification (I-9)

Overview:Fortune School, founded by The Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education and a team of professionals, is a college preparatory charter school systemVision: To provide the highest standard of education and develop students to their highest potential.Mission: The mission of Fortune School is to graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society. Students will be well-prepared for high school, higher education, employment and productive citizenship. Fortune School is committed to providing students the skills and training necessary to become contributing members of their school, family and community. The school will be a learning environment where students, faculty and parents embrace a standard of excellence in academic achievement, ethics and citizenship. Students will participate in a college preparatory program with a focus on literacy, math, technology and an emphasis on service in the community.Five Pillars: 1. High Expectations2. Choice and Commitment3. More Time4. Focus on Results5. CharacterSchool PlanEducational Program• College-preparatory curriculum• Low student-to-teacher ratio• Individualized Learning Plans for each student• Community-based, hands-on learning• Close the Achievement Gap for Low Income African-American Students• Leadership Training• Parent involvement and empowerment• Year-round schedule• Supplemental Programs• Individualized tutoring• After school homework assistance• Enrichment programs• Intersession and Summer programsLocation William Lee College Prep, a Fortune School is located at 3300 Stockton Blvd. - Sacramento, CA.

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