We believe that a holistic educational experience that balances the academic attainment of students, the development of their social skills, and the incorporation activities that they enjoy both inside and outside of the curriculum will develop empowered, well-rounded, and highly invested students. This is chiefly important because our students are among the most vulnerable and “at-risk” to a variety of external factors which are beyond their control.
More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, race and socioeconomic status continue to dictate many of the life prospects and circumstances for people raised in our country. In every major city and school district across the US there exists a statistically significant gap in performance between Black and White students, as well as poor and wealthy students. The gap extends beyond performance on standardized tests and informs many of the quality of life indicators that plague black, brown and poor communities in our city: college attainment, home-ownership, debt, incarceration rates, life-expectancy, etc. The problem is unjust and unforgiving. Without innovative intervention, the problem will persist and will continue to circumscribe limitations for the masses in America’s most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods, while going unnoticed by those who enjoy the luxury of pursuing the American Dream in wealthier suburban neighborhoods or gentrified enclaves.
Beacon College Prep exists to be that innovative intervention. By immersing students in a culture of love and high expectations, and offering a rigorous and diverse educational program, we provide our students with a first-class, equitable public education that prepares them for success in college and in life.
Desired Candidate: Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
• Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of school
• Exceptionally high expectations for self, peers and students
• Proven ability to lead students to dramatic academic growth and high levels of proficiency
• Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity
• Urban Middle School school teaching experience preferred
• Experience with curriculum development
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Team orientation with an understanding of the value of school-wide systems
• Experience compiling and tracking data to make instructional decisions.
• Entrepreneurial spirit, personal/professional integrity, analytical problem solver
• Openness to feedback and strong desire to be professionally developed
• Willingness to take responsibility for scholar outcomes and achievement
Starting salary is between $47,500 and $55,000, depending on experience, certification and advanced credentials aligned to curriculum or content areas. Health, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance and 401K are all offered as well at low to no cost to the employee.