Libertas Academy Charter School ( learn more )

Modesto Montero

Springfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3176797
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 10, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 2021

Job Description

Libertas Academy Mission
Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities.

Organizational Overview
Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement.

Qualities Sought
All staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled.

Duties and Responsibilities
As a member of our founding team, teachers play a critical role in ensuring we provide all students with an excellent education. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Plan, implement, and execute engaging and rigorous units and daily standards-based lessons to ensure that all students master the required content
• Develop and administer a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure students’ growth and mastery and to evaluate and refine instruction
• Implement warm-strict classroom management techniques
• Collaborate closely with fellow teachers and other staff members
• Differentiate instruction effectively to meet the individual needs of students
• Identify students who are academically at risk and initiate effective intervention strategies
• Maintain and enrich subject matter expertise
• Participate actively in professional development
• Communicate frequently with parents
• Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families
• Perform other duties as assigned

Do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled

• Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
• Preferred skills and work experience:
o Demonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievement
o Demonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to achieve results Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
o Critical thinker and problem-solver
o Collaborative team player
o Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be self-reflective with regard to teaching practices
o Commitment to analyzing student data to push student achievement forward
o Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities and differentiate for those students with special needs and English Learners
o Successful classroom manager who firmly believes that a structured environment and high behavioral expectations for all students lead to student achievement
o Spanish fluency highly desirable
Salary & Benefits
Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.

Apply Now
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to talent@libertasacademy.org.

Commitment to Diversity
As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Math: General
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Employer Description

    Be A Part Of Our Founding Team!

    We are looking for high-quality, growth-minded, mission-driven teachers who push students to achieve at the highest levels in our city and to be competitive with student achievement rates across the state. If this describes you, please send a resume and cover letter to mmontero@libertasacademy.org.

    Why Libertas?

    Libertas Academy provides a desirable place to work, develop as a professional, and build a career in urban education. We provide a working environment where respect of teachers is the norm and teachers will have leader support in addressing classroom challenges. We provide ongoing PD that will consist of coaching and support: it will involve frequent, short observations that include coaching in real time and immediate feedback with manageable action steps. Because we will be growing each year, there will are opportunities for professional growth. Teachers will be compensated for additional duties such as teaching at our Saturday Math or our Summer Academy.

    Teachers will be provided with significant professional development opportunities, including:

    30 full professional development days, with 20 days of summer training;
    10 full professional development days through the year including five (5) focused on data analysis;
    Two hours of weekly professional development on early dismissal Fridays;
    Weekly classroom observations followed by feedback sessions and practice-based coaching with instructional leadership;
    A minimum of 110 minutes of planning time daily;
    Common planning time over the summer and for two periods daily throughout the school year, allowing them to plan together, design common assessments, and ensure horizontal and vertical alignment;
    And ongoing coaching in classrooms.
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    Job Requirements

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

    Contact Information

    • Modesto Montero , Executive Director
    • 146 Chestnut Street
    • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

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