Apprentice Elementary School Teacher

Equitas Academy Charter Schools
Published
September 23, 2022
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

The mission of Equitas Academy Charter Schools is to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. We currently serve over 1,800 students and operate four elementary schools and two middle schools in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Position Description

Equitas Academy is seeking a full time Apprentice Teacher for Equitas Academy for the 2022-23 academic year. The Apprentice Teacher has the opportunity to lead instruction in partnership with a master teacher as they grow as a professional educator. The apprentice teacher will partner with a master teacher and will take over their class multiple times a week, thus providing release time for instructional coaching duties.

What Equitas Can Offer You:

    • A strong organizational culture, focused on our mission of preparing all scholars for four-year colleges.
    • A community that is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization.
    • A coach who provides consistent, relevant, and individualized feedback based on in-class observations.
    • The opportunity to grow as a professional and advance to leadership roles in the organization such as grade level lead, instructional coach, dean, and school director.
    • Supportive professional development including paid professional development, training, and team building in the summer, and weekly professional development throughout the school year.
    • Diverse, collaborative, supportive, and reflective teams that work together to deliver high quality instruction for our scholars.
    • A school grounded in the Pico-Union neighborhood with a strong commitment to community and family engagement.
    • Leadership teams that are supportive, reflective and seek out teacher voice and feedback.
    • A positive, joyful, and collaborative social environment that leads to long-lasting relationships.
    • A clean, organized environment that maximizes time to focus on instructional practice and scholar learning.
    • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment.
    • A rigorous and aligned curriculum with a variety of resources.

A Day in Your Life as an Equitas Teacher:

    • Lead rigorous instruction in partnership with a master teacher.
    • Deliver instructional materials that you have prepared (using our Intellectual Planning and Prep protocol) based on our rigorous and aligned curriculum for assigned classes.
    • Communicate and collaborate with families regarding the behavior and academic progress of their scholar.
    • Maintain high academic and behavioral expectations for scholars.
    • Execute warm/strict classroom management and uphold Equitas Academy's positive tiered behavior system.
    • Start your day by 7:30am with a school team huddle and end at 3:30pm after scholar dismissal.
    • Daily prep time and a duty-free lunch period.
    • Weekly collaborative grade level team meeting.
    • Weekly 03 (one-on-one meeting and feedback session) with your coach.
    • Active participation in weekly professional development aimed at refining both school culture and academics.
    • Collect and analyze student data to inform instruction.
    • Provide instruction in various drills and activities using learning strategies designed to introduce, reinforce, or modify skills.
    • Carry out lesson plans in the event of a teacher's absence.
    • Assist teachers during the school day with instruction and supervision of students.
    • Perform other duties to support our scholars and school community.

What You'll Need:

    • A Bachelor's degree
    • A current Multiple Subject teaching credential (internship, preliminary, or clear) or out of state equivalent required
    • English Learner authorization
    • A strong belief that all students can succeed
    • Demonstrated experience and success working with students in low-income communities (preferred)

Benefits at Equitas Academy:

Because we believe in the transformational impact of great teachers and we value the hard work you do everyday, we strive to provide a comprehensive benefits package including:

- A competitive salary scale that honors your years of teaching experience and your academic success with your scholars.

- A variety of health benefit plans so you can choose the option that best fits your needs (and the needs of your family if applicable). Dental, Vision and Group Term Life/AD&D as well as Group Voluntary Term Life Insurance are also offered.

- California's State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) retirement matching and optional 403b plan.

- Generous time off including winter break, spring break, twelve holidays, and ten sick days.

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.

A Final Note

If you're still wondering if you should apply and if Equitas is the place for you, we encourage you to take a chance, bring your questions, and learn more about us throughout the interview process. If you're wondering if you've got what it takes to be a successful teacher here we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a "perfect" candidate. Equitas is a place where we believe in people and their potential and we support individual growth. So, whatever is on your mind, we hope you will give us, and yourself, a chance and submit an application!

** PLEASE NOTE: Equitas Academy requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, staff, and community. If a medical or religious exemption is needed, please reach out and contact us. **

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