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MATH TEACHER, 2014 -2015 SCHOOL YEAR, SECONDARY


City on a Hill Charter Public School
Roxbury, Massachusetts (map)

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Job Details
Job ID: 543712 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: February 24, 2014 Starting Date: July 1, 2014

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Job Description
Math Teacher

City on a Hill (CoaH) Network of Charter Public High Schools seeks candidates for Math Teachers for the 14-15 school year.

The network consists of three schools: City on a Hill I and II in Boston and City on a Hill in New Bedford.

City on a Hill I: Founded in 1995, CoaH I, the original flagship school of the Network, is a complete 9-12, 280 student high school in Roxbury.

City on a Hill II: Founded in 2013, CoaH II is a growing high school also in Roxbury that will have grades 9 and 10 during the 14-15 school year. By 2017 CoaH II will be a full 280-student high school.

City on a Hill New Bedford: Opening August 2014, CoaH NB is growing high school that will have a founding 9th grade during the 14-15 school year. By 2018, CoaH NB will be a full 280-student high school.

A Math Teacher at a City on a Hill School has the following responsibilities:

Teaching 4 sections of Math, with 1-2 separate preparations, depending upon the results of summer school and the final school schedule.
• Collaborate with the Math department to plan lessons, create/update lesson plans, save all updates and creations to the City on a Hill server.
• Implement schoolwide systems, such as beginning of class routines, merits/demerits, writing across curriculum, as well as any additional academic initiatives implemented at the school or network level.
• Maintain accurate and transparent records of student work in the school’s Student Information System
• Design and implement high quality assessment of student learning.
• Attend all Town Meetings, department day meetings, and weekly faculty meetings.
• Attend all grade level and IEP meetings of the students in all sections.
• Attend subject and/or grade level field trips as appropriate.
• Attend quarterly parent/advisor nights, graduation, and other required school events
• Member of an assigned Professional Development Group and participant in City on a Hill’s Peer Observation Program.
• Collaborate with SpEd teachers and ESL teachers to ensure appropriate adjustments to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are implemented and attend Learning Network team meetings for all students in sections.
• Serve as a homeroom advisor.

The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:

City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. One of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a traditional, rigorous curriculum. Students must not only pass their class work to receive credit, they must also demonstrate mastery by demonstrating they are “proficient” in each class through juried end-of-year assessments. City on a Hill students, almost all of who are Black and Hispanic and over 80 percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced lunch, have demonstrated well above average on standardized academic outcomes and as a result has attained significant academic achievements. At City on a Hill’s flagship school, upon which all additional schools are modeled: students have consistently placed in the top-ten on state standardized tests among their urban peers; students have 100 percent college acceptance since 1998; has been recognized as a Compass School by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; has earned a National EPIC prize for value-add test gains; has made US News and World Report’s top high school list since 2007; has earned proven provider status and been identified as a Commendation School by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; earned the designation as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School by Secretary Arne Duncan of the US Department of Education; and has been approved by the Commissioner and the Board of Education of Massachusetts to open two additional Charter Public High Schools in the Commonwealth.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capitol to improve their community. At CoaH “learning” is achieved when students have demonstrated achievement at a challenging and competitive level. CoaH students deserve to achieve at college-prep levels in order to access and be players at the tables of power in our nation. Nothing else matters if CoaH students are not demonstrating growth in objectively measured academic outcomes. Demonstrable student achievement is a product of excellent teaching. Excellent teaching begins with proficient classroom management and culminates in the form of consistent higher-order thinking and engagement. Excellent teaching at City on a Hill mitigates the uncontrollable factors affecting students outside the school building. Excellent teaching has no finite professional status, but rather is a consistent lifetime pursuit of maintaining excellence through continual self-reflection and improvement; it is the responsibility of every member of our school community to reflect and refine their practice annually. City on a Hill Faculty and Staff hold high expectations for themselves and their colleagues. By doing so CoaH Faculty and Staff realize that the school is our charge and that the school is what we make of it; all faculty and staff accept responsibility for what happens in our school. The effectiveness and quality of the student and faculty culture at CoaH can be traced to the investment individual teachers make in their self-reflection and professional development. Such investment is most evident in classroom management. Faculty and staff are firm and positive when asserting authority in the classroom and with colleagues. A contributing and positive teacher uses all of the school’s systems in conjunction with their own systems to build a strong school student culture, to build a strong collegial professional culture, and to ensure that students attain the highest expectations though measurable student outcomes.

Learn more about City on a Hill, our accomplishments, and our plans for replication at: Cityonahill.org

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 5


Welcome to City on a Hill Charter Public School!

CITY ON A HILL (CoaH) graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

Who We Are
  • Three 280-seat charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford Massachusetts.
  • City on a Hill Charter Public Schools graduate responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.
  • CoaH students are admitted by random lottery in the 9th grade only. For past lotteries, always held in March, there have been as many as 1,000 applications for approximately 90 seats.
Who We Serve
  • City on a Hill students come to us from all neighborhoods within the cities City on a Hill serves.
  • CoaH students like to attend school: average daily attendance rate is 94.3%.
Some Recent Key Organizational Achievements:
  • In 2011, when comparing growth from 8th grade to 10th grade on the math MCAS exam, CoaH came in fourth of the 339 high schools measured in Massachusetts.
  • CoaH has been re-accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is currently the only accredited charter high school in Boston.
  • Since the first graduating class of 1998, 100% of City on a Hill graduates have been accepted to college. Learn more about us...


Equal Opportunity Employer
City on a Hill Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements
Qualifications Required:
Must have preliminary MA teaching certification.

Qualifications Preferred:
Experience preferred, particularly in an urban setting.
SEI or RETELL endorsement

Comments: Salaries are commensurate with education and experience. All applicants being considered for an employment contract are subject to a CORI, and background check.

How to Apply: This is a rolling deadline with an anticipated start date of July 1st. Cover letter should indicate school site preference(s) (CoaH I, CoaH II, CoaH NB) in order of importance. Cover letter should also include salary requirements. Apply online via SchoolSpring.

Employer pays for 80% Health, 50% dental.

Equal Opportunity Employer
City on a Hill Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Gary Cowan
    58 Circuit Street
    Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119
    Phone: 617.445.1515
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