Classroom Teacher - Premier Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Social Studies
Job Title: 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Job Location: Premier Charter School
Beginning: Dec 15, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Premier Charter School
St Louis, MO 63139
Telephone: 314-645-9600
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Job Description:
Specific Information pertaining to this position: This valued middle school position is a hybrid of social studies and language arts. Teachers will teach 7th grade students integrated, project-based units using the social studies and language arts standards. Teachers will plan with another social studies/explorations teacher (common plan time provided within the schedule) and students will be divided among them. Teachers will also work with other members of the 8th grade team, and have ample support from coaches, administration, and other support staff.

Candidates can be certified in social studies or language arts. If not certified, candidates should be actively working on certification. We would like to be able to hire the teacher to get acquainted with the class, school and curriculum before winter break begins (so possible start date the week of Dec 13th) but the teacher would officially take over the classroom after winter break on January 3rd.

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WHO WE ARE 
Premier Charter School is a public charter school in the city of Saint Louis that serves students from Pre-Kindergarten-8th grades. The first charter school operating in the city of St. Louis, Premier Charter School is focused on building both a strong academic foundation and the social-emotional skills needed for students to succeed in high school and beyond.  At PCS, we develop curious and empowered learners through whole child development and research-based practices such as Project Based Learning. 
  • National School of Character-We are the first charter school in the St. Louis area to be designated as both a state and national school of character.
  • Diverse community of students- We currently serve students who reside in 27 of the 29 zip codes in the city of Saint Louis. Languages spoken by our students include Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Lao, Oromo, Polish, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Yoruba and more!
  • Mission focused- Our work with students is guided by our North Star which focuses on both a solid academic foundation and the social-emotional skills needed for students to succeed beyond their time at PCS.
  • Supportive professional learning environment- Empowering our staff is critical to the continued professional growth of our team.With continuous education and resources specifically for our teachers and staff, we strive to build and foster leaders that will do amazing things at PCS and beyond.
 
WHO WE ARE SEEKING 
We are seeking effective communicators and life-long learners who are culturally responsive, embrace project based learning, and love building relationships with kids. 
Our staff members not only prepare our students with our five graduate aims (below) but they also possess these traits as well:  

Academically skilled - They demonstrate mastery in core content areas, with excellent literacy skills, math proficiency, and the habits needed to continue learning and growing.
Curious - They are genuinely curious about the world around them, and are critical thinkers with an insatiable desire to learn. They are creative problem solvers who can effectively communicate ideas and are committed to working collaboratively.
Empowered - They are empowered to make choices that positively impact themselves and the community around them. They have a strong moral compass, and are confident making decisions aligned with their values. They treat other people with respect and stand up for what is right.
Emotionally intelligent - They are able to identify, express, and manage their own emotions in challenging situations. They are deeply self-reflective, and they are able to authentically empathize with others. 
Appreciative of Difference - They investigate and seek out different viewpoints and perspectives. They display habits of character showing respect for and actively valuing others with belief systems and experiences different from their own.
 
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Premier Charter School |  5279 Fyler Ave St. Louis, MO 63139 |  (314) 645-9600

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