Classroom Teacher - Achievement First Hartford Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Hartford, CT
Beginning: Jul 01, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Achievement First Hartford Academy
Hartford, CT 06112
Telephone: None Specified
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Start Date: July 1, 2017

Location: Hartford, CT                 

Change requires change agents. Across our growing network of 30 high-performing public charter schools, our students in historically underserved communities enter our doors looking for a great education. We are looking for you. We are a network of innovators, of dedicated educators committed to pursuing excellence for ourselves and our students, of content nerds with a deep knowledge and love of subject matter, and of advocates with an unwavering commitment to inspiring all students to reach the high expectations that help them succeed. 

Teaching at Achievement First: 
Achievement First invites passionate educators to apply for the position of Special Education Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Teaching at Achievement First is an ideal position for an educator with deep passion for instruction who is eager to gain rigorous development to help perfect his/her craft. In addition to participating in weekly professional development and team planning meetings, teachers receive consistent high-impact coaching and feedback from a school administrator or teacher-leader. Furthermore, Achievement First has recently launched Teacher Career Pathway, a systematic, coordinated approach to recognizing and developing great teachers as they progress through five career stages. These stages were developed to celebrate excellent teachers and are accompanied by increased compensation, recognition and professional development opportunities. Achievement First is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining excellent teachers.

Responsibilities of the Achievement First school teachers will include but are not limited to: 
Outstanding academic achievement and student character development  
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate students to realize high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build classroom community by investing families in children’s academic success and development of REACH values (REACH stands for Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard work).
  • Utilize data from Achievement First’s interim assessments to drive instruction and intervention.
  • Design and implement unit and lesson plans in collaboration with grade or subject team.
  • Hold all students accountable during transitions, meals, trips and school events.
  • Exemplify AF’s core values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues.
Professional learning, development, and growth
  • Collaborate with coach, grade-level chair and school team to improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills.
  • Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings.
  • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities.
Skills and Characteristics
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong belief in the Achievement First mission and educational model.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.
Educational Background and Work Experience
  • Two years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Willingness to seek valid state certification if needed.
  • Because of the high volume of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Compensation
Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

To Learn More About AF and Apply:
Please visit the Achievement First careers site at http://www.achievementfirst.org/careers/

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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