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Science Teacher - Delano, CA, Wonderful College Prep Academy

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: delano
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The RoleWho We Are: Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.Our fully equipped science labs and maker spacesensure students of all grades engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.Wonderful College Prep Academy has a unique partnership with the Wonderful Company. Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.A day in the life at Wonderful:The teacher role will be to create a supportive learning environment which you will help your students meet their learning goals through CCSS. Through interesting and diverse methods, you'll teach them the important aspects of the content while using a real world lens, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. You'll oversee their progress by tracking their assignment and exams, in order to provide useful feedback. WCPA teachers are results-driven educators with experience in, and commitment to, standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions.Essential Job Functions: Shared Vision: Supports a vision of excellence for all students, with an urgency to maximize every opportunity necessary to achieve ambitious student outcomes Culture of Excellence: Fosters a safe, culturally responsive and nurturing community where students love learning and are excited to attend school daily Teaching and Learning: Creates powerfully engaging experiences aligned to our academic model, and designed to accelerate student learning and achievement Data Assessment: Regularly engages in individual student case management, by proactively making data driven decisions Innovation: Develops and executes innovative teaching and learning strategies to ensure a world class and well-rounded education. Professional Growth: Committed to continuous growth, actively engages in professional development opportunities and contributes to our professional learning community Community Outreach: Demonstrates commitment to the community by communicating regularly with families and attending key community eventsOther duties as assignedYour contribution to Wonderful:Current California teaching credential in related content1 year Classroom teaching experience preferredProficient in technologyExcellent oral and written communication skillsSkills and Traits: Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for course(s) taughtParticipate in development and teaching of cross-curriculum projects that incorporate technology and/or digital arts into all subject areas.Creates lesson plans, aligned with CCSS and departmental standards.Familiarity with growth mindset, project/inquiry-based learning, core competencies, and authentic assessmentProven record of developing clear and highly organized yearlong curriculum maps, units and lesson plans tied to goal/objectives and student expectationsMaintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students' independent learning, collaboration and choice.Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.Interest in fostering diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice to promote a healthy learning environmentProvides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and instruction.Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment that supports the school wide behavior expectations in which students are engaged and incorporates mutual respect while providing cooperative learning opportunities.Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students' learning experiences.Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.Appropriately communicates and interacts with other professional staff in academic planning and school committee work.Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school related activities and committees.Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with administrators to formulate and complete professional development plans.Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.PerksWonderful's dedication to you:Free access to the Wonderful Wellness ClinicFree access to the Wonderful Fitness CenterCompany paid health/vision/dental for selfVoluntary 403bPositions are bonus eligibleQuality of Life in the Central Valley:Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing all within a two-hour drive the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Please click here to view our Privacy Notice.

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