Company: BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Sc
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: July 31, 2022
Empowerment Academy Charter School is hiring Spanish Teachers
for the Upper Elementary/Middle School.
Note about Certification (Please read carefully before
Candidates who want to teach in any New Jersey traditional or
charter public school MUST hold New Jersey Department of Education
certification (a CE, CEAS or Standard certificate) in the content
area they wish to teach.
*If you are certified out of state or your certification is
pending, EA will work with you to get your certification. We
encourage you to apply.
Why Our School is Special:
Empowerment Academy is a highly successful charter school that
truly supports its teachers. We serve a student mix that is among
the most diverse in America while enjoying the cultural vibrance of
Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City. If this appeals to you,
then apply today! We have achieved academic success without burning
out our teachers by meshing an effective education program with
effective teacher supports and professional development.
We truly value our faculty and work hard to control other costs so
we can focus our resources on supporting them. In fact, throughout
our history, we have annually increased faculty salaries by more
than at other public schools and now, among those with similar
experience, OUR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST PAID IN NEW
New Jersey charter schools ARE public schools. Our teachers are
part of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), just like
teachers at other public schools, and teachers are able to transfer
their pension credits from a traditional public school to a charter
school and vice versa.
Values, Expectations, and Commitment: Our teachers commit
themselves to the school's values and mission. Moreover,
appreciating the example of excellent schools which succeed at
helping all students achieve at a high level, our teachers hold
high expectations for each student and commit themselves to helping
every student achieve their full potential.
Student Learning: Our teachers take ownership for his or her
students achievements and learning progress that meets or exceeds
the school's high standards.They actively develop solutions to
problems, reaching out for peer and leader support, and are able to
take advantage of all school provided resources.
Teaching and Assessment: We provide teachers with curricular
materials. We also allow teachers flexibility in designing their
own. We ask that teachers plan and deliver vibrant and engaging
lessons - each with a measurable goal - within the framework of the
school's carefully sequenced, standards-aligned education program.
Our teachers administer school-provided formative assessments on a
regular basis so instruction can be targeted to their students'
Culture and Classroom Management: Our teachers communicate and
model behaviors which befit the high expectations culture and the
caring school climate to which we are committed. Our teachers apply
school and classroom rules consistently and effectively; make use
of preventive discipline; and effectively supervise students both
in their classroom and elsewhere on school grounds.
Teamwork, Professional Relations, and Professional Development: Our
teachers see themselves as members of a team and commit themselves
to their own and to their peers' on-going professional development.
Teachers will be required to attend professional development
sessions, to participate actively in planning meetings, and to
become part of a professional learning community where they can
lend assistance to, and gain assistance from, their grade-level
Special Needs Students and English Language Learners: Our teachers
work collaboratively with the school's special education and ELL
staff to implement the school's special education and ELL programs
and to comply with all state and federal regulations.
Teachers are part of a school-wide team that includes many
different professionals and they receive career-long coaching and
professional development support from our diverse Leadership
Team.Teachers work closely with their grade level peers, with whom
they engage within professional learning communities (PLCs)
assisting one another to solve problems and plan lessons
Additional teacher supports include:
Abundant planning periods and a designated lunch break that
provides teachers an opportunity to prepare up-coming lessons
during the school day;
A research-based curriculum and supporting curricular materials
(you will have the freedom to develop your own, but after a full
day in the classroom, you may appreciate not always having to
develop learning objectives and curricular resources from
High-quality formative assessments, aligned with our curriculum,
that will help you immediately identify when students in your class
have not achieved mastery of a skill, concept, or knowledge
Full-time reading and math specialists or intervention teachers who
will be available to tutor students who are struggling to master an
essential skill, and social workers AND counselors who will be
available to help students struggling with outside problems;
The staffing of our afterschool program by Academic Tutors, so we
can limit the length of our teachers' work-days.
Candidates must possess a NJ Department of Education CE, CEAS or
Standard Spanish Teacher License.
*If your certification is in progress, or you hold out of state
certification, please apply. We can work with you to get your
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Training & Development
As an equal opportunity employer, Empowerment Academy hires without
consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.
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