Sep 13, 2021

2nd grade Math Teacher- IDEA Southeast Academy (Immediate Opening)

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Tarrant County, TX, USA
Education

Job Description

Description
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools :

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in Tampa Bay , FL (2021) , and Jacksonville, FL (2022) !

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .

About Tarrant County

Tarrant County has long proved a magnet for families and young professionals looking to plant roots and create a home. Dallas-Fort Worth is ranked as #18 on the Best Places to Live list from U.S. News & World Report.

This fast-growing region has experienced a larger jump in its student population than any other north Texas county. Tarrant County is now home to nearly 400,000 school aged children, and growth is expected to continue for years to come. IDEA Achieve and IDEA Rise first opened their doors in August of 2019 to support the educational landscape in closing the gap for college matriculation.

Only 10% of Tarrant County students attend and complete college, while IDEA alumni have a record of 41% matriculation. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Role Mission: IDEA Academy math teachers are responsible for ensuring that every IDEA student masters the academic and
social skills necessary to succeed in college, while also embodying IDEA's values daily.

In addition, IDEA Academy teachers set ambitious goals for student achievement and invest students and families in
accomplishing them; create a powerful learning environment; plan and deliver purposeful, rigorous instruction; assess for
mastery and track student progress toward goals; analyze data to intervene and adjust instruction; and seek excellence as
an educator and an IDEA team member. Academy math content is state assessed in Texas for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.

Responsibilities:
• Implement state learning standards and IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations
• Submit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedback
• Implement formal and informal assessments to track each individual student's progress and learning needs, adjust
lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly
• Communicate students' progress with student and family on a weekly basis
• Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student
achievement and manage work related tasks.
• Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while
developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom
• Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for
each student
• Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust,
understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
• Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students' needs
• Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school wide
meetings and functions
• Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development
• Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week
• Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our
scholars

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
• Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to
and through college
• Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
• Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
• Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
• Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
• Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
• Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
• We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors
as models for our colleagues and students

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): None

What You Bring -- Competencies:

Qualifications:
• Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
• Experience: Experience in a classroom setting preferred
• Licenses or Certifications: State certification preferred but not required
Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of core academic subject assigned and ability to pass an IDEA content assessment
• Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
• Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

What We Offer

Compensation:
• This role is eligible for various stipend opportunities and incentives through our Teacher Career Pathway. For more
information about our compensation and total rewards, visit our benefits page.
• Additional hourly compensation is provided for after school tutoring or Saturday school as assigned

Other Benefits:
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and
subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans,
disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com-muter benefits,
referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are
encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving
for this role, if applicable.

To Apply
Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. It is recommended
that you include a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in IDEA and how your experience has
prepared you for this position.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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