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Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Immediate Opening) - Wilmington

Company: Great Oaks Charter Schools
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Immediate Opening)
Great Oaks Charter School - Wilmington

About Great Oaks Charter Schools
The mission of the Great Oaks Foundation is to launch and support a network of charter schools that prepare students for college success through high-dosage tutoring. By design, our schools contribute to the vitality of the urban neighborhoods where they are located by attracting and creating social, human and investment capital.

What sets Great Oaks schools apart from other college preparatory charters is our high-dosage tutoring model; the Great Oaks Tutor Corps is a selective cadre of recent college graduates who deliver at least two hours of individualized instruction to every student every day. This academic model was inspired by the Match School of Boston, which has a proven track record of success in preparing students for college success using the Tutor Corps model.

The Great Oaks Foundation has successfully replicated this model in Newark, NJ and New York, NY, Bridgeport, CT and Wilmington, DE.

We are seeking hard-working, tenacious people who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education.

About Great Oaks Charter School - Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School - Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015. This school year, Great Oaks - Wilmington serves 400 middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades as well as opened our high school with our first freshman class of 150 students. Great Oaks - Wilmington will grow to serve students in all grades from 6th-12th by adding on one grade level each year until we reach full enrollment.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher Position Summary

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do, and are the key to our students' success. Our most successful teachers are mission driven, adaptable and a have collaborative team mindset.

Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:


  • Aligning planning to the History Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Tutor Corps to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center

    Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:

    • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
    • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
    • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
    • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
    • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
    • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

      Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

      • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of social studies and history content
      • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
      • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
      • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students' need

        Competencies and Qualifications

        The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have:

        • At least two years of teaching experience in an urban school with a proven track record of improving student achievement
        • State teaching certification in secondary history (strongly preferred)
        • A strong academic record with a Bachelor's degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in subject area preferred
        • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
        • A strong belief that all students can succeed
        • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
        • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately


          Compensation

          Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.

          General Information

          This position is for the current school year and the successful candidate will start January 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted to setup a phone interview.

          Keywords: Great Oaks Charter Schools, Wilmington , Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Immediate Opening) - Wilmington, Education / Teaching , Wilmington, Delaware

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