Classroom Teacher - Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas Cit
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Classroom Teacher - 1st/2nd Grade Loop
Job Location: Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas City
Beginning: Jul 22, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
Certificate: Early Childhood
District: Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas Cit
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: 816-550-5276
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Job Description:
Summary                                                              
The mission of CWC Kansas City is to provide an excellent public education focused on developing and demonstrating understanding while building connections within a diverse community. 
CWC Kansas City teachers will implement a high-quality, challenging academic program that includes curriculum consistent with the constructivist learning theory, and developing project- based, interdisciplinary units that allow students to develop and then demonstrate their understanding actively and creatively.
We are looking for candidates who have experience with similar models of instruction, working in diverse communities, and a solid understanding of supporting the academic, social, and emotional development of young children.  Our teaching positions offer the unique opportunity to work with the same students for a two-year span across 1st and 2nd grade.  
This is a full-time position located in Kansas City, MO.  For more information on Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Kansas City, please visit www.cwckansascity.org.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering curricular materials selected by CWC Kansas City within a safe, socially supportive, and inclusive 1st grade classroom environment and continuing through the 2nd grade year with the same group of children.
  • Developing lessons and units of study that serve varied learning styles and levels of skill and knowledge for 1st and 2nd graders.
  • Taking part in a collaborative professional team environment, working with other teachers and administrators to develop, implement, and refine integrated, project-based curriculum.
  • Engaging in ongoing assessment of student progress using a variety of means, maintaining accurate records, and using assessment data to tailor instruction to individual student needs to increase student performance.
  • Actively participating in regular professional development activities, both internal and external
Qualifications & Traits
The ideal teacher will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and appropriate Missouri Elementary Teacher Certification (i.e. “B-3 Early Childhood Education” and/or “1-6 Elementary Education”)
  • Experience (minimum two years preferred) teaching early elementary grades
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs
  • Experience organizing and managing a student-centered classroom that includes age-appropriate, culturally-responsive classroom management practices
  • Experience with and passion for pedagogical practices grounded in constructivism, project-based learning, and the multiple intelligences theory; and in creating appropriate standards-based curriculum in accordance with these philosophies
  • Experience developing caring classroom environments where instructional time is dedicated to community-building, conflict resolution skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills as well as a desire to collaborate with various stakeholders to help?develop a strong school community
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to explore additional school responsibilities (before/after school care and classes, committee involvement, etc.); stipends may be available for such responsibilities.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
Note:  This position is a 2-year “loop” position and will start in 1st Grade for the 2019-2020 academic year.  There is an expectation of continuity into 2nd Grade for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
Compensation & Benefits
CWC Kansas City offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  CWC Kansas City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an organization that values diversity and aims to serve a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.
Contact
Please apply online through the TalentEd Application Portal on our website at www.cwckansascity.org/employment.  No phone calls, please.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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