Upper School ELA Teacher (9th Grade)

Teacher · Charlotte, North Carolina
Department Teacher
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Commensurate with Experience and Education Level

Upper School ELA Teacher, Charlotte Lab School


Job Posting Date: October 21, 2021

Application Closing Date: Upon Filling Position

Hours: Full-Time

Start Date Immediately

Contract End Date:  June 30, 2022


Responsibilities:

The Charlotte Lab School Upper School Teacher will have responsibilities in support of Lab’s instructional vision:

  • Design & deliver personalized and engaging curriculum aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study;
  • Use the Workshop Model to facilitate instruction for students in whole class, small, and differentiated groups;
  • Write and execute interdisciplinary challenge-based curriculum aligned with Lab’s “Quest” model;
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom instruction when relevant;
  • Collect, analyze, and utilize formative assessment to inform instructional decisions and practices;
  • Evaluate & assess students using standards based learning progressions; 
  • Support students’ metacognitive development by including them in self-assessment and self-reflection activities;
  • Monitor student progress through tracking of content mastery, Lab’s defined work habits, and student learning portfolios;
  • Communicate frequently and regularly with families of students, for both academic and behavior-related reasons, both positive and when needing assistance;
  • Participate actively in Lab’s community activities, in support of Lab’s instructional, community-building, fundraising, family recruitment, and hiring efforts;
  • Participate actively in ongoing professional development and teacher evaluation process;
  • Supervise students and maintain a clean, orderly, safe, print-rich and positive classroom learning environment;
  • Take on other responsibilities as needed, and as assigned, to ensure student and school success.


Charlotte Lab School Upper School Teacher will also have responsibilities in support of Lab’s vision for students’ social-emotional learning:

  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of students; in this role:
    • Deliver a social-emotional skills curriculum;
    • Develop deep relationships with students in your advisory;
    • Develop and implement activities to build community within the advisory;
    • Serve as an advocate for advisees, for both academic and disciplinary reasons;
    • Provide regular updates and communication with advisees’ families;
    • Guide advisees in the preparation of their Student-Led Conferences each trimester;
    • Operate as liaison between advisees’ families and the school.


Candidate MUST:

  • Be able/willing to learn how to fulfill the responsibilities listed above;
  • ​Hold a Bachelor's degree from a four year institution;
  • Demonstrate experience in, or passion for, teaching diverse populations.


In addition, the Lab School Leadership Team will look favorably upon candidates who:


TEACHER PREPARATION:

  • Are fully licensed or willing to obtain North Carolina  6-8 and/or 9-12 teacher licensure;
  • Have a least 2 years of full-time teaching experience;
  • Have experience teaching relevant Middle/High School Content Area;
  • Have an advanced degree in a related field;
  • Have comfort with technology and experience with Google Suite;
  • Possess strong classroom management skills;
  • Are exceptionally organized and have ability to prioritize effectively and meet competing deadlines;
  • Have experience with standards based grading;
  • Have dual-certification to teach Middle/High School students and:
  • Exceptional Children 
  • Academically Gifted students 
  • English as a Second Language;

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Lab’s vision, mission, and growth;
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor, strong self-confidence;
  • Possess excellent written communication skills;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, with diverse students, colleagues, and families;
  • Desire to work collaboratively with others in all aspects of the role;
  • Display unquestioned integrity, strong judgment, and decision-making skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, start-up environment both independently and as part of a team.

MINDSET:

  • Are motivated to work in an open, progressive school environment; 
  • Are independent thinkers;
  • Are reflective in their practices and have a growth mindset; 
  • Have a willingness to take instructional risks;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, and ability to thrive in ambiguous situations;
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity;
  • Take initiative, are self-starters, and demonstrate leadership skills;
  • Have high energy, humility, and a good sense of humor.


Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education level.  The position includes health benefits and opportunity to contribute to a 403b retirement plan.


Application Process

Please visit https://www.charlottelabschool.org/working-at-lab.html to learn more about working at Lab and https://charlottelabschool.bamboohr.com/jobs/ to complete an application. You will be asked to include your resume and a detailed cover letter demonstrating your interest in working for Charlotte Lab School.


Charlotte Lab School is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Charlotte Lab School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.

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  • Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Department
    Teacher
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with Experience and Education Level