Wissahickon Charter School is seeking two Middle School Apprentice Teachers for Math & Science, one for each of our sites (Fernhill and Awbury). The Apprentice Teacher position is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates or career changers who are looking for a pathway into the teaching profession. Candidates currently enrolled in or recently graduated from teacher education programs are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as individuals who have prior experience working in fields such as math/science research.
This position provides invaluable classroom experience and professional development. Experience as an Apprentice Teacher for one to two years is great preparation for becoming a lead teacher in the future.
Collaborative planning with 3 middle school teachers across 2 subject areas
Partner with lead teachers to implement curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
Provide one-on-one and small group instruction to students in grades 6 through 8 for additional academic support
Work closely with lead teachers to assess, track and analyze student progress
Collaborate with the middle school team to ensure student growth in subject areas of focus
Participate in on-going professional development
Lead a teaching elective, special, and/or study hall
Provide substitute teaching coverage for colleagues, as needed
As instructional skills gradually increase, may be responsible for providing whole group instruction to students in select subjects
Complete administrative duties as necessary (data entry, homework review, filing, copying, etc.)
Accompany the students to recess and/or help monitor indoor recess as needed
Support intake, dismissal and transitions between classes
Assist lead teacher with other student responsibilities as requested
Bachelor's degree required
Strong content knowledge and skill in math and science
Experience working with adolescents, in a school setting preferred
All required FBI & PA clearances and compliance with all of WCS' COVID-19 safety protocols
Reflective and open to feedback and coaching
Appreciation of the unique strengths and challenges of adolescents
Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
Willingness to speak openly and honestly about issues of race and equity and to work to dismantle white supremacist culture
Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn
This is a full time, 10-month position with 100% employer-paid benefits (medical, dental and vision).
About Wissahickon Charter School
Wissahickon Charter School's first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014.
The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child's intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students' success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.
How to Apply
To be considered, visit our website at http://wissahickoncharter.org/join-our-team and click on the Apply Now button. Please note that a cover letter and resume are required.
Wissahickon Charter School is committed to hiring a diverse staff and encourages those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply. Wissahickon Charter School does not discriminate in hiring or employment, or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs.
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