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Position Information 

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking candidates to fill the available full-time STEM teaching position.  Experience with urban youth and the ability to utilize technology to engage and deepen learning for students are preferred. Coaching and other co-curricular assignments are available. Teacher will be responsible for implementing the STEM program in grades K5-12th. This position is also responsible for collaborating with teachers in promoting interdisciplinary STEM activities into the core curriculum.

Job Description

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a new K4-12 non-denomination Christian School coming to Milwaukee’s South side at 2607 S. 5th Street in August of 2017.  The school will be a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith.  Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the word, a better place.  

VISION

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders.  They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith.

MISSION

We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by:

  • Providing exceptional Christian based education
  • Offering am uninterrupted K-12 educational experience
  • Educating the whole child – mind, body and soul
  • Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
  • Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
  • Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
  • Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment

Reporting structures: STEM Teachers will report to the Director of STEM

Performance Responsibilities

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the basic instructional philosophy.
  • Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods.
  • Attends professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
  • Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.
  • Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities.
  • Helps non-STEM teachers on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
  • Serves as an advisor to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
  • Initiates new programs that support the STEM vision.
  • Shares STEM events and activities through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Performs other duties as many, from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Perform related work as required.

A St. Augustine Preparatory Teacher will:

  • Hold the primary responsibility for the social, emotional, and academic development of their students while acknowledging their individual needs and development.
  • Ensure that all students receive a high quality educational experience resulting in high student achievement
  • Serve as the cultural and spiritual model for their students, always interacting respectfully and striving to demonstrate God’s love to their students and families.
  • Develop curriculum and instructional strategies to provide individualized and small group instruction by adapting the K4-12 approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil
  • Use academic data to modify both whole and small-group instruction in order to best meet the needs of their students
  • Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records in a timely fashion in order to prepare progress reports
  • Identify pupil needs and make appropriate referrals; develop strategies for individual education plans as needed
  • Integrate technology and student learning styles into instruction
  • Work in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues, supervisors, students, parents/guardians, and community members
  • Maintain and improve professional skills by participating in building and department meetings/professional development (collaborative planning time teams, etc.), formal coursework, workshops, and seminars/in-services in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships, focused on collective problem-solving processes, in order to create, support, and sustain an environment conducive to optimal learning

Required Qualifications:

  • A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student.
  • Bachelor's Degree (Masters in Mathematics and/or Science and/or STEM preferred or related field or National Board Certification.)
  • A proven track record in the use of a rich array of instructional methods, the analysis and use of data and technology to improve instruction, and the ability to build professional relationships, solve problems, and plan collaboratively.
  • Deep understanding of NET-S, NGSS, and CCSS.
  • Participating member in a local Church.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization development; able to balance a focus on big picture priorities while not losing sight of the annual goals and objectives.
  • Team player committed to the St. Augustine Preparatory mission and model.
  • Lastly and most important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity. and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of St. Augustine Prep.

 

Non-Discriminatory Policy

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
 
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school's Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.

 

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