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High School Computer Science Teacher

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: Seneca Falls
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionUncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.Rochester Prep currently manages six schools serving students in grades K through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Rochester Prep schools are consistently some of the city's top-performing, and our students have an impressive 85% college acceptance rate.Job DescriptionComputer Science -Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon's curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. -SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Be accountable for students' mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
  • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training. -Qualifications
    • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
    • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
    • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
    • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
    • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred; and
    • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
    • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).
    • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable. -Additional InformationOur people are what makes us Uncommon. - -We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values-equity, transparency, and clarity-to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. -Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.Compensation for this position: -The starting compensation for this role based in Rochester -is between $50,000 -to $64,700. -The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. -Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. -Please note: -ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Rochester. -Benefits: -We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Syracuse , High School Computer Science Teacher, Education / Teaching , Seneca Falls, New York

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