Founding High School English Teacher (21-22)
Lodestar High School | Oakland, CA | Full Time
Lighthouse Community Public Schools
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,400 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org
Founding 10th Grade English Teacher (21-22)
Competencies and Qualifications
Lodestar High School is in its second year of growth as it adds a 10th grade this coming fall. The founding teaching positions at Lodestar High School are an ideal fit for teachers who are highly motivated to contribute to the growth of an educational institution in East Oakland and have a desire to, one day, become school leaders. Being a member of a founding team is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a school that will positively impact the lives of students and families for years to come. The founding team will have agency and voice in the design, growth and trajectory of the high school. They will work closely with the upper school Principal, Assistant Principal and Dean of Students to create the high school of their dreams.
Lighthouse Community Public Schools is looking for a talented Founding 10th Grade English Teacher to join our team at Lodestar, who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college, securing a career of choice, and becoming lifelong changemakers in their communities. LCPS teachers believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!
You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:
Be a visionary, innovative, culturally responsive, and equity-focused urban educator
Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning
Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data to drive student learning and outcomes for all students
Be a strong community builder and team collaborator
Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence, and flexibility
Be a collaborative and responsible professional educator
Your responsibilities will include:
You will teach at least 3 sections of 10th grade English, a Crew (similar to a homeroom or advisory) and possibly an elective or additional section of English.
Builds and maintains classroom culture that is supportive and learning-centered, undergirded by strong management, efficient procedures and systems, but most evident in the full inclusion of African-American boys, students with trauma, and students with IEPs in the social and learning community.
Demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy and practice including unrelenting high expectations and an assets-based approach for every student.
Plan, internalize, and implement effective, grade-level standards-based curriculum, units, and lessons that are learner-driven and are modified or differentiated while maintaining rigor to provide access and results for students with IEPs, African-American and ELL students.
Ensure that students are at the center of their own learning and deeply engaged in ways that foster agency and self-direction.
Utilize, collect, and analyze rigorous, student-engaged assessments, both formative and summative, to identify and address students’ areas of growth and mastery of learning objectives.
Create positive relationships by building nurturing and affirming teacher-student, student-student, and teacher-family partnerships with a focus on building a community of risk-taking, collaborative learners.
Grow and contribute as an educator, colleague, learner, and community member including engaging in professional development and your own growth as a teacher in service of student learning and outcomes.
Demonstrate advocacy, flexibility, autonomy, and collegiality.
Administer all policies and procedures in a professional and timely manner as mandated by LCPS, and state and federal agencies (i.e., attendance records, dress code, reporting of sexual/physical abuse).
Additional Duties, as assigned by Supervisor
Are you ready to join an educational movement that is bigger than one classroom?
If you are excited about the opportunity to foster and facilitate a progressive growth mindset in students and engage in transformational teaching, we are actively looking for student-centered, dedicated and dynamic teachers.
We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox includes the following:
B.A. or B.S. required; Master’s Degree, preferred
Appropriate California Teaching Credential (or ability to attain one), required and experience teaching secondary English and/or reading intervention for high school students
Deep knowledge of CCSS, inquiry based learning, curriculum planning, and data analysis, preferred
3+ years successful teaching serving urban youth
Experience teaching in a progressive and personalized school model a plus
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
This position will report to Jeffrey Camarillo- Lodestar Middle School & Founding High School Principal
This position is 1.0 FTE full-time exempt and follows a 10-month work year (190 days) with significant student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families. All instructional staff will report in late July/early August, 2021 (exact calendar TBD).
Common Building Hours: All teachers are expected to maintain hours of 8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays one day a week for Professional Development.
OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).
People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit:
Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit, including how your teaching philosophy, approach to student learning, and educational expertise would contribute to Lighthouse Community Public Schools.
3-5 Professional References: Name, position, phone number and email address. (Two of which should be current or previous supervisors of your role).
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.
Lighthouse Community Public School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.