Classroom Teacher - Momentum Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Kindergarten Teacher
Job Location: Momentum Academy
Beginning: Sep 08, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
District: Momentum Academy
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: None Specified
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Job Description:
Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Principal, the Kindergarten Teacher will lead the instruction and training of scholars in his or her classroom and/or assigned grade level(s). The Kindergarten Teacher will work closely with scholars, parents, and school administration to ensure that academic success and character development are achieved by all scholars in the classroom.
Essential Responsibilities
  • Establish a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment where all scholars are invested in their academic excellence and character growth and can fulfill their potential
  • Develop and implement daily instruction plans as part of the long-range educational and organizational goals
  • Employ a variety of creative, differentiated, and research-based instructional strategies that ensure students are actively engaged in meaningful and rigorous learning experiences
  • Conduct interim assessments, track student progress, and perform regular data analysis to determine student mastery and diagnose areas of misunderstanding
  • Apply classroom management techniques and appropriate scholar corrections and disciplinary actions
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: attendance, behavior, student achievement data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, text books, etc.
  • Set measurable, ambitious, and attainable goals for the year and each interim assessment cycle
  • Provide reasonable vigilance for the physical safety and well-being of scholars while on campus or off-campus for school functions
  • Evaluate individual scholar academic progress through regular and varied assessments
  • Assume responsibility for scholar success by holding all scholars accountable to school-wide behavioral expectations
  • Recognize, celebrate and reward scholar achievement and character development
  • Build rapport with scholars, parents, and families
  • Continually improve teaching skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
  • Teach, lead, or assist with educational or extracurricular activities outside of regular school hours
  • Assist with scholar recruitment efforts as needed 
Serving Leader
  • Provide vigilant supervision for the physical safety and well-being of scholars while on campus or off-campus for school functions
Collaborative Relationships
  • Build rapport with scholars, parents, and families
  • Continually improve teaching skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
Resource Management
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: attendance, behavior, student achievement data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, text books, etc.
Forming Character
  • Apply classroom management techniques and appropriate scholar corrections and disciplinary actions
  • Assume responsibility for scholar success by holding all scholars accountable to school-wide behavioral expectations
  • Recognize, celebrate and reward scholar achievement and character development 
Academic Excellence
  • Establish a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment where all scholars are invested in their academic excellence and character growth and can fulfill their potential
  • Set measurable, ambitious, and attainable goals for the year and each interim assessment cycle
  • Evaluate individual scholar academic progress through regular and varied assessments
Qualifications
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent required
  • State Teacher Certification
  • Specialty or highly qualified credential preferred
  • At least 1-3 years of teaching experience, urban experience a plus
  • Experience working with students and families in urban communities
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with school teaching platforms and technology for virtual learning
  • Proven track record of student achievement results
Personal Qualities
  • Proactive and strategic thinker who enjoys tackling challenges and overcoming obstacles
  • Strong relationship building, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Commitment to loving our scholars, an unwavering belief that all children can and must succeed, and a deep passion for developing the character of a serving leader in every child
  • Driven by a passion for ensuring every scholar has an excellent education
  • Open to feedback and committed to improving
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