Teaching Fellow (K-3)
Exempt - Salary
Head of School
$36,000 – $45,000
Bloom Academy Charter School exists to provide a high quality, rigorous, and joyful educational experience to students in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. We are a new and independent school seeking to add deeply mission aligned, smart, hardworking, and emotionally intelligent people to our founding staff. We opened August 2019 with a cohort of kindergarten and first graders, and now serve scholars in grades K-2 the 20-21 school year. We will continue to add a grade level every year until we reach the fifth grade.
Bloom Academy Founding Teaching Fellow
Driven by our mission to ensure every child succeeds, the founding teaching fellows will be responsible for ensuring all students are provided with the academic and character skills to firmly position them on the path to college. Teaching fellows work alongside lead classroom teachers and develop skills in preparation to take lead classroom positions in the future. Joining our team as a founder provides a unique opportunity to help build the culture and legacy of Bloom Academy as it becomes an enduring and premier education option for generations of students to come.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Bloom Academy we provide a safe, joyful, inclusive, and challenging learning environment for all students. This includes children with special needs. This includes children from low-income households. This includes children who have been historically marginalized. We believe that all children can learn at high levels. We believe that all children are extraordinary. We believe that children can only be as great as the adults in front of them. We believe that excellent teaching requires planning, coaching, constructive feedback and reflection. We believe that teaching is one of the greatest and hardest responsibilities in the world. We treat each other with respect and value the talent each person adds to our organization no matter their position on our organizational chart.
We exist to change the narrative about what children from low-income neighborhoods are capable of achieving both academic and personally. We exist to change the narrative about what Black and Brown children are capable of achieving both academically and personally. We are unapologetic about our philosophy. All applicants must share this mindset – no exceptions.
The Teaching Fellow will have the following key responsibilities:
Provide a strong foundation of learning and achievement for kindergarten, first, second or third grade students.
Assist the lead classroom teacher in planning, designing, and delivering lessons.
Provide small group literacy, science, and social studies instruction. At the mid-year point, will assist with leading math instruction.
Observe lead teachers in order to improve instructional techniques.
Enforce classroom management procedures and protocol.
Assist lead teacher with data collection and organization.
Create and maintain an inclusive classroom environment that values high expectations and character development for every child.
Provide substitute teaching coverage for classrooms across the school.
Monitor and collect student data and uses data to inform instruction.
Provide consistent and clear high academic and behavioral expectations.
Perform duties during non-academic times (arrival, breakfast, lunch, and dismissal).
Assist with grading and data analysis.
Communicate effectively with students, families, and staff.
Participate in feedback, coaching, and professional development sessions.
Associates degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
Deep alignment with school’s mission and core values.
A staunch belief that all students regardless of race or socio-economic status can achieve at high levels and be positive contributors to their communities.
A successful background check in compliance with state law.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all school stakeholders.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Anticipated start date is July 2021.
Preferred Key Competencies, Mindsets and Abilities
A growth mindset and high emotional intelligence.
A social justice-oriented philosophy as it relates to the achievement gap and educational advancement of disenfranchised communities.
Professional experience in a high needs/and or urban setting.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
The above responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of duties associated with the teaching fellow position.
Bloom as you are.
Bloom Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all adults and children who enter our doors.