REPOST FRENCH TEACHER PART TIME HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School

Holyoke , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2810680
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 4, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (PFSJCS) is a public high school in Holyoke, MA whose mission is to prepare students for college success while inspiring them to be active and effective citizens. We achieve educational excellence and social responsibility for all our students through high expectations and a rigorous academic and social justice curriculum. Our students graduate with strong intellectual and ethical foundations necessary for future leaders of a global society. For the second year in a row, we are a nationally recognized Bronze charter school according to U.S. News and World Report. We are rated #17 among charter schools in Massachusetts and are in the top 100 overall schools for the state.

Some of the things that make our school and teaching experience unique include:
Small class sizes (normally 18 students or less per class)
Focus on social justice issues in the curriculum
Professional development and collegial conversations around social justice
A standards-based curriculum
Parent, student and teacher representation on our Board of Trustees
Restorative justice as an integral part of our discipline system
Career internships as a graduation requirement

Subject Teacher duties include:
Teaching 5, 48-minute periods per day
Planning and delivering lessons that are engaging, social justice focused, often activity-based, and incorporate multiple learning styles and differentiation for all student needs
Preparing students to pass MCAS tests in the subjects and grades that require them
Meeting daily with a small group of advisees that you guide through 3 or 4 years of school
Working collaboratively within and across departments to plan engaging and aligned curriculum
Creating and updating course curriculum maps, formative and summative assignments, and other documents
Providing meaningful feedback and opportunities for revision on student work
Regularly communicating with families about coursework and student progress
Performing other administrative duties, such as attending meetings and monitoring halls or lunch, as required
Enforcing all rules and expectations for students as outlined in our student handbook
Identifying and using all tools, supplies and equipment needed to successfully teach in the subject area

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Proof of passing Massachusetts MTEL subject area, communication and literacy tests
Possession of SEI endorsement for MA
At least 2 years of relevant work experience
Education and/or experience in Social Justice, particularly the work of Paulo Freire

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluency in both English Spanish
Familiarity with student populations similar to ours
Massachusetts licensure in the grade and subject of the position
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Language: French
  • Welcome TO Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School!

    The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School is a charter school that offers a secondary school alternative for the community of Holyoke Massachusetts, and the wider Pioneer Valley, based on the concepts of social justice inspired by Paulo Freire. PFSJCS will promote powerful, transformative teaching and learning for the development of whole human beings integrated with their communities and dedicated to a just and sustainable society. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter 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

    • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      Proof of passing Massachusetts MTEL subject area, communication and literacy tests
      Possession of SEI endorsement for MA
      At least 2 years of relevant work experience
      Education and/or experience in Social Justice, particularly the work of Paulo Freire

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      Fluency in both English and Spanish
      Familiarity with student populations similar to ours
      Massachusetts licensure in the grade and subject of the position
    • At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Joanne Wollmershauser , Dist. Mgr of Employee & Student Services
    • 161 Lower Westfield Road
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01041

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