Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary

Blackstone Valley Prep

Cumberland , Rhode Island

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Job Description

Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) is an intentionally diverse network of tuition-free public charter schools. As a growing network and founding member of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools, BVP offers a high-quality school choice to the families of Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket. Driven by the belief that 100% of scholars can succeed in college and the world beyond, BVP is guided by local and Common Core State Standards, high expectations for both scholars and staff, and our PRIDE values of perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm.

BVP is NOW hiring TEAM MEMBERS for the 2018-2019 school year who are willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to put ALL scholars on a PATH TO COLLEGE. We are looking for a DIVERSE pool of applicants representing a multitude of experiences and backgrounds including those who represent the rich diversity of the scholars we serve.

Expectations of a BVP Team Member include (but are not limited to):
  • Acts on the belief that 100% of scholars can be successful in college and the world beyond
  • Recognizes and celebrates diversity of educators, scholars, families, and other stakeholders by demonstrating respect for all perspectives while actively working to build an equitable school community
  • Is results driven, with excellent planning and organizing skills, and a “do whatever it takes” attitude and work ethic
  • Engages meaningfully in school and network professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members
  • Acts ethically and with integrity while following all school, network, and state policies

    In addition, Art Teachers are expected to:
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establish a culture of learning that reflects the educational importance of the work undertaken by both scholars and teachers
  • Establish and monitor routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and the efficient use of time
  • Manage scholar behavior to allow for high levels of engagement with the content
  • Model a precise and expressive use of language to effectively communicate with scholars, including: expectations for learning, directions for activities, and explanations of content
  • Use questions, prompts, and discussion techniques to cognitively challenge scholars, advance high-level thinking and discourse, and promote metacognition
  • Intellectually engage all scholars in learning through well-designed learning tasks and activities that require complex thinking, and include appropriate scaffolding
  • Utilize formative and summative assessments to drive instructional planning, monitor scholar learning, provide feedback to scholars, and facilitate scholars’ self-monitoring of learning

  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in a diverse public school setting preferred, but not required
  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Bilingual candidates preferred, but not required
  • Successful applicants must hold an appropriate Rhode Island teacher certification by their date of hire. Rhode Island offers reciprocity with over 30 states across the country. Learn more here.

    Compensation/Professional Growth:

    Blackstone Valley Prep offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
    Professional development is ongoing at BVP and supported through multiple opportunities, both internally through BVP’s regularly structured development and outside the organization through professional conferences, coursework, and professional associations.
    Lastly, full-time BVP team members are 100% vested immediately into the 401k retirement plan. Additionally, BVP offers a 5% match to all full-time employees.

    To Apply:

    Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our team. If you are selected to advance in the hiring process, you will be contacted by a BVP team member.

    Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or ancestry.
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Blackstone Valley Prep 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.

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