Classroom Teacher - Crossroads Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: 6th Grade Humanities (2022 - 2023 School Year)
Job Location: Crossroads Charter Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Elementary Education
District: Crossroads Charter Schools
Kansas City, MO 64105
Telephone: 816-221-3191 EXT 334
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Job Description:

Position Summary:
 
The primary responsibilities are to provide support in the instructional process by serving as a facilitator of learning, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing classroom and school issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding academic and social-emotional issues.  The ideal candidate has experience with the workshop model and project-based learning. The teacher must be a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards. The teacher is a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel both academically and socially. The teacher collaborates with staff to co-plan, co-deliver, and individualize instruction for all students in a class;  work together creatively to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome instructional challenges constructively. The teacher is a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards.
 
Position Responsibilities:
 
  • Establish weekly objectives that align with the reading and social studies Common Core and Missouri Learning Standards.
  • Facilitate “hands-on” activities and projects that allow students to learn by doing and exploring. 
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom.
  • Use discipline models of BIST and Love & Logic to maintain a positive, encouraging learning environment.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. 
  • Identify, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.
  • Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.
  • Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment.
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
  • Assume responsibility for meeting his/her course and school-wide student performance goals.
  • Demonstrate gains in student performance.
  • Participate in meetings, training, and professional development
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc.
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times and comply with school policies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education
  • Valid Missouri teaching certificate
  • The desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Demonstrated success in urban education
  • The desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
  • An ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to perform tasks assigned
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and teachers in the school environment and community.
  • Must pass an extensive background check.
 Must apply on Crossroads website at:  https://www.crossroadsschoolskc.org/careers

Starting salary: $46,524 - $66,463

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

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