Academy of the Pacific Rim ( learn more )

Hyde Park , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902405
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2018

Job Description

Job Posting: Middle School History Teacher (2018-2019 School Year)

About APR:
Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School (APR) is a free, public school offering a rigorous college preparatory program to 525 students in 5th through 12th grade. For 21 years, APR has been committed to serving students of Boston – our students come primarily from Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Hyde Park – with the goal of closing the opportunity and achievement gap. We operate as an integrated middle and high school and provide extensive college placement and alumni supports, and our work is grounded in the belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels.

APR is guided by three foundational principles:
Foster Student Agency. Our mission is to empower the range of learners in our building, many of whom are underachieving and/or school dependent. Our goal is that our graduates are independent learners with strong intellective capacity to tackle any challenge and pursue every opportunity.
Fight for Equity. We are united in our belief in equity. As a society we have the responsibility to educate all children, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, ability, or sexuality. Each day we work to eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement, to teach children to be accepting of others, to be advocates for themselves, and to be agents of change.
Live our Values. Our learning environment is built and sustained every day by adults in order to achieve our vision of equity for students. All of us live our values: Kaizen (continual improvement), Gambatte (perseverance), Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Daring, and Excellence – KG PRIDE.
Our students:
- 11% of our students are English Learners
- 25% of our students are supported by an IEP
- To date, 100% of our high school students have passed MCAS
- To date, 70% of our alumni have graduated from college, as compared to less than 15% of their demographic peers nation-wide.

We believe that exceptional student outcomes are the result of excellent teaching and teamwork. Teachers who thrive at APR are driven, passionate educators who love kids and their content. They are dedicated to their craft, embrace feedback, and constantly push themselves and their peers to continually learn and grow. This position will perform a variety of responsibilities, including (but not limited to):

Essential Functions and Responsibilitie

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Assessment
    • Designing and implementing CCSS aligned courses and curricular units
    • Creating a classroom with a strong culture of achievement that promotes student engagement and investment
    • Continually gathering and using data to inform instruction
    • Collaborating with co-teachers and other specialists to deliver instruction to meet the individual needs of students
    • Teaching 5 classes per day
    • Providing regular tutoring and office hour supports for students

    Partnering with Students and Families
    • Mentoring 8-15 students, through regular advisory meetings
    • Communicating weekly with students, families, and leadership around academic and behavioral issues
    • Attending occasional after-school events

    Living our Values
    • Embodying our belief that all students can achieve
    • Acting as a team to advance APR’s mission
    • Committing to continual personal and organizational growth
    • Tenaciously fostering the learning of every student
    • Embracing diversity and the goals of equity and inclusion

    • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred;
    • A minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
    • An unwavering commitment to and belief in APR’s mission, including our values and educational model;
    • A commitment to working with underserved youth in Boston;
    • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
    • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
    • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

    APR provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

    APR is committed to a diverse workplace.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.pacrim.org

    APR is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of
    the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex,
    sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law (“protected class status”).

  • External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Academy of the Pacific Rim 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

    • At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • James Nardo , Lower School Principal
    • 1 Westinghouse Plaza
    • Hyde Park , Massachusetts 02136

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