Libertas Academy Charter School ( learn more )

Modesto Montero

Springfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3398944
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 10, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 2, 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.

Imagine teaching at a school where everyone in the building is on the same page, holding students to a relentlessly high bar of academic and behavioral expectations. We are looking for teachers who know that holding high expectations and relentlessly pushing students to reach them is a profound form of love. We are looking for teachers who aren’t afraid to do whatever it takes—teachers who know the finish line is college graduation and are in it for the long haul.

Join our founding team and help build the future.

Job Overview
•Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of our school
•Maintain high expectations for students’ academic achievement and conduct
•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
•Model and teach our FIRST Values: Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, Tenacity
•Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations
•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

•Bachelor’s Degree required
•Demonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles to goal achievement.
•Demonstrates a drive, commitment and sense of urgency that inspires others to
achieve results.
•Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
•Strong belief that all students can succeed
•Critical thinker and problem-solver
•Collaborative team player
•Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be self-reflective with regard to teaching practices
•Commitment to analyzing student data to push student achievement forward
•Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities and differentiate for those students with special needs and English Learners
•Successful classroom manager who firmly believes that a structured environment and high behavioral expectations for all students lead to student achievement
•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

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 Category : Classroom Teacher > Science: Biology
  • 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

    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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