Conservatory Lab Charter School--Dorchester ( learn more )

Conservatory Lab Charter School

Dorchester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050298
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Posted : March 29, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 12, 2019

Job Description

Conservatory Lab Charter School empowers a diverse range of children as scholars, artists, and leaders through a unique and rigorous academic and music education. We enrich the larger community through performance, service, and collaboration. As a laboratory school, we develop and disseminate innovative educational approaches that will positively impact children in other schools and programs.

Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks teachers who are passionate about Expeditionary Learning, teaching and learning, and music integration with the El Sistema staff.. We seek innovative, collaborative, and community-oriented educators who desire to build a unique culture and improve practice through reflection, professional development, and coaching. Conservatory teachers work in teams to ensure that the school’s academic standards are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core. The humanities teacher will work with the middle school team to build a supportive learning environment, encouraging shared responsibility and leadership for the school and community. The school provides weekly opportunities for professional development and team collaboration. In addition, all humanities teachers will work in close partnership with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Humanities.

Conservatory Lab Charter School utlizes a humanities model in grades 5-8. The humanities teacher will create integrated opportunities for mastering concepts in reading, writing and social studies. In addition, teachers facilitate CREW, a small group of students paired with a staff member, to focus on social emotional development, goal setting, reflection, and exploring students’ interests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and teach curriculum that is aligned with the academic standards of the school, Expeditionary Learning principles, and the State of Massachusetts, as well as Expeditionary Learning practices;
Utilize the Massachusetts English Language Arts and History and Social Studies Standards to develop dynamic units that support a range of learners in mastering literacy skills and content development;
Develop assessments in grade level teams that measure progress toward the academic standards;
Nurture, maintain, and communicate high academic expectations for all students;
Incorporate direct instruction, small group work, projects, and cooperative learning to engage all students;
Work in collaboration with support staff to problem solve and identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs and close achievement gaps by linking assessment to instruction;
Collaborate with support staff to develop instructional techniques and create classroom environments that align with the School’s curriculum;
Identify student needs and partner with support staff in assessing and supporting students’ health, social, and academic improvements;
Maintain regular communication with parents/caregivers about student progress
Collaborate with other personnel at the school;
Articulate school culture, vision, and mission to students and parents;
Share responsibility for celebrating grade level and school-wide activities;
Build a safe and supportive classroom culture, by teaching and overseeing daily “crew” to support community building and social emotional learning;
Serve on school-wide teams and committees as needed;
Reflect on practice, using feedback from coach and instructional team to refine practice and improve student learning;
Participate in regular sessions to look at student work (LASW), analyze data, and plan collaboratively; and
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree in related content
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience teaching ELA standards
Familiarity with social studies standards

2-3 years of experience working with urban youth
Master’s Degree and certification
SEI endorsement
Experience in inclusion or Special needs classrooms

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please apply by:
Sending a cover letter and resume to
Include subject line: Humanities Teacher
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 2120 Dorchester Ave
    • Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124
    • Phone: 617-254-8904
    • Fax: 617-254-8909
    • Email: click here

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