The Napa Foundation for Options in Education is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Social Science Teacher (Certificated) with a single subject credential for our new charter school, Mayacamas Charter Middle School, targeted to open Fall 2022. The teacher reports to the Head of School and is responsible for the teaching of History-Social Sciences Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy), the ELA/ELD Framework; and the California State Framework for Social Studies and History (2016), supplemented by teacher-created lessons to ensure that history and social sciences reflect students’ cultures and identities. The teacher fosters a collaborative and stimulating classroom environment for a diverse group of students, as well as fosters a strong collaboration between parents, faculty members, board members and community partners.
Because MCMS will be in its first year, we are not just looking for teachers, but for founding educators. We need people who want to work, and can thrive, in a fast-paced, evolving setting, and who demonstrate flexibility, creativity and persistence. MCMS needs educators who want to play a significant role in evolving our model and curriculum, facilitating meetings, designing school systems, and helping to create a school culture that is focused on social-emotional health, high achievement and community. We are searching for educators committed to the love of teaching and building a long-term legacy for Napa families.
The primary roles and responsibilities of Teachers shall include/but are not limited to:
Foster a safe and nurturing learning environment in accordance with school policies and procedures focused on students’ social-emotional needs and development of positive character traits
Organize classroom systems/procedures and manage student behavior to ensure that all students are fully engaged in learning with consistent practices across the school
Establish an environment where students are excited about learning through engaging, dynamic learning activities such as project- and problem-based learning
Develop lesson plans according to the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS), and the frameworks for instructional design, collaboratively planning with fellow teachers to ensure interdisciplinary project-based learning across the curriculum.
Lead an Advisory group with collaboratively planned lessons for Social-Emotional Learning and “life skills,” as well as one-to-one monthly planning and review with students in creating and updating their Individual Learning Plans.
Lead a combination of Learning Lab, Office Hours, and “X Period” to provide for fortification of individualized learning opportunities for students.
Build strong relationships with students and parents, engaging in two SLCs for each student each year, trimester report cards, online access to real-time data about student performance and progress and home-school communications as needed.
Be willing to be a flexible and positive contributor in a school where collaborative decision-making is practiced in developing project and problem-based activities.
Have had positive relationships with students and colleagues.
Communication skills that include the ability to employ active listening with depth of understanding and to share authentically for healthy relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
An openness and willingness to learn new strategies and mindsets to support the school’s students.
Identify students’ areas for improvement and short- and long-term learning and behavioral goals in their ILPs and be able to work with students, families, and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
Provide continual assessment of student progress and engage in collaborative data review on a weekly basis with peer teachers, Counselor, EL Coordinator and other staff
Maintain student records, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes
Collaborate with Special Education Teacher(s), Counselor, SpEd therapists and consultants, and EL Coordinator (starting Y3, or earlier depending on funding) to meet the needs of all students
Attend and implement Professional Development (PD) training throughout and beyond the school year, including two weeks of summer PD and weekly PD and collaboratively planning time with peer teachers, and to understand the school’s mission, philosophy, and goals
Demonstrate support and knowledge of school's goals and mission
Attend and participate in school-based meetings and activities
Additional duties as may be assigned by the Head of School
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education (strongly preferred)
Must possess, or be in the process of completing, a current California multiple subject teaching credential; CLAD or BCLAD strongly preferred
Ability to teach 7th and 8th grade, standard and honors
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:
Experience teaching TCI’s History Alive curriculum courses
If not experienced, willingness to attend training, Summer 2022
Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS), the History-Social Sciences Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy), the ELA/ELD Framework; and the California State Framework for Social Studies and History (2016), supplemented by teacher-created lessons to ensure that history and social sciences reflect students’ cultures and identities and the frameworks for instructional design and subject-specific frameworks and assessments
Experience in collaborating with other teachers as well as with cross curricular teams in building project-based learning (PBL) units. MCMS will employ the New Tech Network model curriculum, which uses projects and problems as the primary mode of instruction
Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Must be computer literate
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
We are a non-profit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation
Principals only. No recruiters please.
Thank you for your interest in this position.