Northwood Academy Charter School (NACS) Teacher is responsible for instructing students and creating relevant learning experiences in a supportive K-8 environment. The Teacher provides a rigorous academic and classroom built upon the school’s core values of high expectations and meaningful relationships. Additionally, the Teacher uses knowledge, competency, and a positive nature to provide students with a strong foundation for future educational and social opportunities.
In conjunction with the curricular norms set forth by NACS leadership, implement a standard aligned, academic program which includes lesson plans, accommodations, assignments, and assessments.
- Assume responsibility for the academic progress of students and actively work to ensure all students meet or exceed expectations on academic measures up to and including standardized tests.
- Provide an engaging learning environment using relevant curriculum, varied instructional materials/ technologies, and developmentally appropriate techniques and strategies.
- Communicate with school administration and leadership on all relevant matters as directed.
- Demonstrate expertise and connection to subject area and related standards.
- Analyze and regularly review formative and summative assessment data to drive curricular and pedagogical choices and adjustments towards growth and proficiency.
- Create and maintain a stable classroom environment which utilizes an informed and responsive approach to guide and nurture the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of students.
- Provide classroom structures, routines, and expectations which are proactive, positively incentivized, and reflective of school protocols regarding behavioral interventions.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and growth through self-awareness, ongoing reflection, receptiveness to feedback and active participation in learning activities.
- Collaborate with co-workers to ensure curricular coherences, discuss student work, share best practices and design opportunities for community building through incentives and enjoyment.
- Take all responsible precautions to provide for health and safety of the students and to protect the equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Complete all lesson plans, progress reports, record keeping, communications and administrative functions within specified time and manner.
- Conduct appropriate assessments of students work and maintains accurate and regular data on students in areas of attendance, grades and IEP progress if applicable.
- Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents/guardians concerning the activities of the classroom and academic and behavioral progress of their students through written/electronic forms, telephone calls, and conferences.
- Report any serious accident/illness affecting students and comply with mandated policies regarding child welfare.
- Professionally represent the school in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students.
- Follow and maintain knowledge of all NACS policy(ies) and procedures.
- Maintain appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
- Participate in school trips and offsite activities.
- Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Education or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
- Active and valid Pennsylvania Teacher Certification.
- PDE Certified.
- Must be highly qualified under the reauthorized ESSA.
- Ability to works well with others from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong conflict resolution skills.
- Excellent listening skills without interrupting and ability to keep emotions under control.
- Ability to be open to others’ ideas and to build a positive team spirit.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work with and teach K-8 students.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions one-on-one, small group situations to students and other school staff.
- Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, IEPs, procedure manuals and governmental regulations.
- Demonstrate a genuine interest, understanding and care for students personal and academic success.
- Operate from the belief that all students can learn and be held to high standards.
- Possess a strong desire and ability to engage families through intentional relationship building and ongoing communication.
- Respond positively and effectively to challenges with a solutions-oriented mindset.
- Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.