Upper School Math Teacher (Algebra-Calculus)

Logos Academy Published: November 15, 2018
Location
York, Pennsylvania
Job Type
Category

Description

Logos Academy is an accredited, independent school, and a nationally recognized, innovative leader in offering a unique brand of transformative urban education. Located within one of PA’s lowest performing public school districts, Logos Academy has sustained success in closing the achievement gap that is so often seen nationally for students in poverty. Producing noteworthy results, 2018 graduates of Logos Academy scored the highest SAT averages across two counties when compared to most recently published results for public schools. Missionally committed to remaining extremely affordable for families, Logos Academy offers substantial student scholarships, bringing the average tuition down to less than $2,000 per student. Logos Academy earned Middle States Accreditation (MSA) in the spring of 2017. In the oral report, the MSA visiting team said, “Many schools claim to change lives; clearly Logos Academy does change lives.” Our leadership is consistently sought out to consult other schools on matters of leadership, governance, fundraising, trauma-informed practices, and a variety of other school matters.

Mission Statement
Logos Academy, an urban, Kingdom school grounded in the love of Christ, educates for excellence, offers opportunity, and cultivates hope in our community.

Title: Upper School Teacher (Exempt, 10-month, Full-Time, Regular, No Stipend)
Classes: Algebra - Calculus
Reports To: High School Lead
Location: York, PA
Starting Salary: $37,000
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, simple IRA

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement grade-level lessons and assessments in support of the curricular scope and sequence
      1. All daily lessons should be Christ-centered: helping students to recognize the beauty, wonder, order, and goodness of all things in God’s world and His story, over which Jesus Christ reigns as creator, sustainer, and savior
      2. At least one weekly, lessons should include integration across multiple subjects areas and incorporate projects that involve the whole student (with physical activity as well as playful and creative input from the student)
      3. Model, demonstrate, and embody the values and goals expressed in our Portrait of a Graduate for all students throughout the school day, in and out of the classroom
      4. Contribute to the regular assessment and improvement of our curricular scope and sequence within your areas of instruction at the direction of the Master Teachers and Interim Principal
      5. Assess student progress in line with curricular benchmarks, identify remedial needs, and maintain academic records  
  • Develop and maintain a formative classroom environment and culture
      1. Classroom setup and decorations should embody the grade-level curricular content and celebrate student work in a way that is inviting, intriguing, home-like, and orderly
      2. Students should be clearly aware of teacher expectations and authority during every activity and transition throughout the school day and classroom culture should follow predictable rhythms of activity (moving between lively and restful
      3. Implement all school policy and practices with regard to student behavior
      4. Maintain behavioral records for regular parent communications, student records, and any outside professional assessment of students (requested by parents and approved by the school)
  • Maintain parent partnerships through a class newsletter, an annual home visit, and at least two parent-teacher-conferences per year (communicating all results to the Principal)
  • Maintain regular, professional, and Christ-like communications with colleagues, lead teacher, office staff, and school administrators
  • Receive and implement all direction from Lead Teacher and Principal with enthusiasm and humility

Minimum Requirements

  • Passionate commitment to helping Logos Academy be a vibrant learning community, committed to our 4C’s: Christ-centered, culturally diverse, community-minded, and classically trained.
  • Effective interpersonal communication, organizational skills, independent project management, and ability to problem-solve in challenging situations with professionalism, enthusiasm, and flexibility.
  • Clear desire for ongoing development as a teacher within a school committed to these values
  • Clear characteristics of a lifelong learner: humble, curious, contemplative, and joyful with strong reading habits and appreciation for the visual and performing arts
  • At least one year of experience within an intercultural workplace or ministry
  • At least three years of teaching experience within a classical Christian school OR state level teacher certification (having both experience with classical education and state certification is preferable)
  • Commitment to advancing the mission of Logos Academy through hard work, innovation, partnership with the Advancement Department, and in good stewardship of resources.
  • Commitment to helping Logos in advancing the technology plan through personal growth and initiative.