Classroom Teacher - Guadalupe Centers School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Classroom Teacher
Job Location: Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools / Kansas City
Beginning: Aug 04, 2022
Deadline: Aug 22, 2022**
Certificate: Elementary Education
District: Guadalupe Centers School
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-421-1015
Job Description:
Classroom Teacher
The Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools serves 1400 students ranging from PreK-12 and is a free, open-enrollment public charter school. Over 92% of our students are Latinx. Our school system consists of Guadalupe Centers High School, Guadalupe Centers Middle School, and Guadalupe Centers Elementary School. Our system grew out of Guadalupe Centers’ educational programming. 
There are many benefits to working at GCCS with some of them being:
  • Student and Families: GCCS teachers strive to form strong relationships with our students and their families. Our organization grew out of Guadalupe Centers, the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US. These community ties are integral to who we are. 
  • Staff Autonomy: Teachers at GCCS appreciate having the autonomy to try proven and new approaches in their classroom and are encouraged to innovate. The experience of teachers is valued and they are given space to collaborate and share their best practice with each other. 
  • Coaching and Development: Staff at GCCS collaborate with their leaders on their growth and development. GCCS teachers set a professional development goal in collaboration with their coaches, colleagues, and in-district initiatives. All staff is aligned on working on their development over the course of the year.
Additional benefits include, but are not limited to Competitive compensation and benefits, a qualifying relocation stipend upon hire, a bilingual (Spanish) stipend upon hire, and tuition reimbursement. GCCS has also expanded our benefits around well-being and mental health. 

Reports To: Building Principal

  • Create a safe and positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a positive climate where students are actively engaged in the learning process. 
  • Implement ESL strategies and scaffolding for student understanding (Listening & Reading), student interaction, and student production (Speaking & Writing) across all WIDA levels to increase the achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) across all content area standards.
  • Identify instructional resources and strategies to address the needs of individual students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs. 
  • Maintain effective and efficient record-keeping procedures for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the implementation of the established curriculum.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. 
  • Serve as a positive role model for the purpose of demonstrating professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. 
  • Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or standards for the purpose of determining gains in student performance and providing feedback to students, parents, and administration. 
  • Participate in professional growth opportunities. 
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits and other related duties for the purpose of ensuring an effective work environment. Attend all meetings with parents and give input concerning the creation of an Individual Education Plan or a 504 Plan
  • Ensure implementation of all modifications and accommodations for students with Special Needs (IEP/504)
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education.
  • Missouri State Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education. 
  • Two to four years of experience working in a classroom setting.
  • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred. 
  • English required and Spanish preferred.
  • Highly Qualified Status (this status requires the following)
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Appropriate certification for the course/grade level being taught.
    • Documentation of content expertise in the area being taught. 
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout school and classroom. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed.

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