Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Employment Opportunities

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, GRADES 4-6


Prospect Hill Academy: Upper Elementary Campus
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3027215 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 26, 2018 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations for All; (2) Collaboration; (3) Cultural Proficiency; (4) Balance; (5) Inquiry; (6) Equity; (7) Accountability; and (8) Personalization.

We are now accepting applications for a COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING TEACHER.

CURRICULUM AND PLANNING
• Demonstrates a depth of content knowledge and understanding.
• Incorporates departmental/subject area expectations into lesson plans.
• Develops lesson plans that are age and developmentally appropriate.
• Designs lessons that accommodate multiple learning styles.
• Activates and builds upon students’ prior skills, interests, and knowledge.
• Aligns lesson objectives with school and state standards, as identified on curriculum maps.
• Adapts curriculum in accordance with student IEPs and 504 plans.

THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT
• Interacts respectfully with all students.
• Conveys enthusiasm for subject matter.
• Holds all students accountable to high expectations for achievement and growth.
• Promotes and manages collaborative learning.
• Establishes effective classroom routines and procedures.
• Organizes the physical environment to maximize student learning.

INSTRUCTION
• Communicates clear directions and procedures.
• Identifies and communicates learning objectives for skills and content.
• Communicates clearly and effectively through speech and writing.
• Allocates and manages instructional time effectively.
• Facilitates smooth and efficient transitions and maximizes instructional time.
• Incorporates questioning strategies to improve student thinking and learning.
• Facilitates engaging and inclusive classroom discussion.
• Varies instruction to accommodate different learning styles.
• Executes departmental/subject area expectations into instruction.
• Designs, selects, and incorporates materials and resources that stimulate student learning.
• Adapts instruction in accordance with student IEPs and 504 plans.

ASSESSMENT
• Aligns assessments with instructional goals.
• Designs assessments around clear criteria or standards.
• Provides ongoing, timely, and useful feedback to students.
• Utilizes a variety of assessment strategies.
• Uses assessment data to inform and improve curriculum and instruction.
• Adapts assessments in accordance with student IEPs and 504 plans.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Maintains accurate and up-to-date records.
• Communicates frequently and professionally with parents.
• Maintains respectful, collegial, and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
• Supports the extracurricular life of the school.
• Seeks and participates in collaborative inquiry as professional development.
• Adheres to and upholds school rules and procedures.
• Reflects positively on the PHA community.
• Fulfills basic professional responsibilities.
• Contributes positively to the professional culture of the school.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Prospect Hill Academy: Upper Elementary Campus!

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

P…positive
R…resilient
O…open-minded
S…student-centered
P…professional
E…engaging
C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
T…track record of High Performance

PHA's Upper Elementary Campus is located in East Somerville and serves grades 4-6.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Educational or other qualifications required:
  • Understanding and familiarity with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
  • MA Licensure
Specific skills and/or competencies required:
  • Commitment to Prospect Hill Academy’s educational mission and values
  • Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds with diverse profiles
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved parent body
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA’s Mission: "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship."
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Please tell us where you found this position posted.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Sarah Ferguson, Human Capital Director
    50 Essex Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
    Phone: 6172847905
    Email: sferguson@prospecthillacademy.org