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About Alma Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education. We currently serve 415 scholars in grades K-8 and are growing to serve 450 scholars in grades K-8.
We’re located in New Bedford, a beautiful coastal city known for its history as the heart of the whaling industry and as a central hub of the abolitionist movement. This once prosperous city is now home to one of the lowest performing districts in Massachusetts. The majority of New Bedford’s public schools are among the lowest performing 20% of schools in the state.
Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support. We serve a higher percentage of English language learners than our sending district and have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.
The Lead Teacher Role Lead teachers are the core of Alma’s crew. Our lead teachers work in teams to make sure that every scholar in their grade level achieves at high levels and develops the habits they will need to succeed. Lead teachers are auteurs, creative leaders who stop at nothing to ensure that their scholars’ learning experience is truly powerful.
As a lead teacher you will plan and teach highly effective lessons, work as part of a grade level and curricular team and develop high leverage relationships with Alma families. You’ll receive the support you need in all aspects of your work, while retaining the autonomy to do what’s right for the scholars with whom you work closely every day.
While some successful lead teachers have chosen to remain in this role indefinitely, others have gone on after two or three years to take on curriculum, management, culture, operations or development roles at Alma or with like-minded organizations. At Alma we believe that we can best serve our scholars by helping you to meet your long-term professional growth and career needs.
Who We’re Looking For We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications: • At least one year of full time teaching experience • Proven effectiveness leading all students to significant academic gains • Strong team orientation • Infectious joy • Bilingual preferred
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Classroom Teacher > Elementary Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts Classroom Teacher > Math: General Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
Equal Opportunity Employer
Alma del Mar Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your cover letter a response to the following questions:
• What about the Alma del Mar mission inspires you? • What compels you about teaching in the New Bedford community? • In what ways have you held all of your students to high expectations?
At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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