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Teacher - All Academic Subjects 2016-2017
Summary
Title:Teacher - All Academic Subjects 2016-2017
ID:1004
Department:Professors
Description
Teacher - All Academic Subjects 2016-17 School Year

Reports to:  
Middle School Academic Coordinator & Middle School Student Affairs Coordinator
Team: Middle School Academics
Hours:  8:00 am-4:00 pm (8:00-5:00 pm on days of Faculty Meetings)
Agreement Period: July 01 2016 – June 30, 2017
Classification: Exempt employee
 
About SEED:
The mission of SEED schools is to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally, for success in and beyond college in a public, college-prep, boarding school setting.
 
Based on the success of the first two schools in The SEED School network, one in Washington, D.C. and one in Baltimore, Maryland, The SEED School of Miami opened its doors to 60 new students in the sixth grade in August 2014 and will expand to serve 120 students in grades 6 & 7 during the 2015-2016 school year. At full scale, SEED Miami will grow to serve 400 students in grades 6-12, 100 percent of whom will come from underserved communities across South Florida.
 
As outlined in Florida legislation, an eligible SEED Miami student are all Florida residents, at risk of academic failure, and come from a family whose income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. They must also meet at least one of the below four additional risk factors:
 
  • The child is served under the child welfare waiver demonstration, (to include foster care) or has been declared an adjudicated dependent by a court
  • The student’s head of household is not the student’s custodial parent
  • The student resides in a household that receives a housing voucher or has been determined eligible for public housing assistance
  • A member of the student’s immediate family has been incarcerated
 
All students live on campus between Sunday afternoon and Friday afternoon and transportation is provided back and forth to home and school on the weekends.
 
* More information can be found on the school’s website: www.miami.seedschool.org
 
Position Overview
The SEED Miami staff will work collaboratively to prepare students for success in college and the global workforce. They will recognize and embrace that they are responsible for the academic, social, and emotional development of children and build the relationships with students, families and colleagues to actualize our mission.
 
Essential Duties
SEED teachers collaborate in a positive team environment to:
 
  • Provide for an engaging middle school learning environment conducive to student success
  • Actively build strong relationships with parents and families that foster trust, collaboration, and communication
  • Promote and support a middle school program with promotion based upon standards mastery
  • Examine student assessment data to inform decision making and to guide and improve instruction
  • Promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner, using a variety of instructional methodologies, curriculum resources, and materials
  • Integrate literacy strategies into the instructional framework
  • Differentiate instruction to reach all learners
  • Plan, organize, and deliver appropriate lessons for assigned area(s) of responsibility, and submit lesson plans to the assigned administrator on an as requested basis
  • Establish and maintain a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Collaborate with fellow SEED staff on student support, planning, professional development, and standards-based curriculum and common assessment design to contribute to the continuous improvement of instruction at the school
  • Assess students’ learning in a professional manner and communicate students’ progress to parents and fellow teachers to facilitate future instruction
  • Identify special needs of students and seek additional support, as needed
  • Maintain and submit necessary records, progress reports, and grade reports and provide timely and ongoing feedback to students and families regarding student progress
  • Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, staff development programs, and other school sponsored activities
  • Participate in summer programming including direct service to incoming and returning SEED youth and curriculum work with colleagues
  • Assist in general building supervision and discipline of students outside of the classroom according to the school’s Model of Care
  • Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined in the SEED Miami Staff Manual
  • Model the school’s Core Values (Respect, Self-Discipline, Compassion, Responsibility, Integrity, and Gratitude) in all environments and times and in their interactions with all school stakeholders
  • Participate in workshops, trainings, and other professional learning experiences to hone their craft
  • Engage in home visits (according to the protocol and expectations outlined in the staff handbook)
  • Contribute to a positive student-adult school culture
  • Participate in additional duties to include: community meetings, Targeted Instruction, tutoring, off-campus learning and others as directed by the Academic Coordinator
Core Competencies
  • An ability to exercise patience and support during students’ learning process
  • Strong organization skills and a relentless pursuit of excellence
  • The ability to build positive and deep relationships with students, parents, and staff
  • The ability to effectively analyze data and utilize data to drive practice
  • An unyielding belief in all children’s ability to achieve excellence
Minimum Qualifications
  • All teachers must be Highly Qualified according to the Florida state requirements
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of teaching experience
  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree in their content area or a related content area
  • An understanding of adolescent development
  • Proven experience motivating and educating students to high levels of achievement
  • ESOL endorsement (if applicable)
  • Grades 6-12 subject area certification
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