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Resource Specialist Teacher

Los Angeles, CA

Job Category: Teaching

Posted on July 08, 2014

Job Description:

Resource Specialist Teacher Reporting to: Principal

Bright Star Schools will comply with the California Charter Schools Act with respect to teacher certification. All certified teachers teaching core subjects, and uncertified teachers teaching non-core subjects, will comply with subject matter competency and all other requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Teachers will help develop and implement the curriculum. All teachers report to the Principal.


Whole School Responsibilities

  • Uphold Bright Star Schools' mission and values
  • Demonstrate genuine care for all students
  • Embrace existing school-wide management systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leaders, providing input to improve Bright Star programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers and supervisors
  • Participate in 20 BSS after school/evening activities: I.e., Parent conferences, overnight trips
  • Enthusiastically participate in school-wide culture events (i.e., Songfest, academic assemblies, and Field Day)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Commit to a longer school day and calendar year
  • Adhere to Bright Star's professional attire guidelines
  • Supervise bathroom breaks and participate in rotating detention supervision
  • Uphold attendance procedures each period using School Information Systems (SIS)

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Create weekly lesson plans/overviews
  • Manages Student IEPs (Including working towards, tracking, and communicating student learning goals)
  • Holds IEP meetings for all stakeholders
  • Plan rigorous lessons aligned to the California State and/or California Common Core standards
  • Differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners (kinesthetic, gifted students and/or students with IEPs, etc.)
  • Implement feedback from administrator(s) regarding lesson plans and/or execution
  • Establish and maintain positive classroom environment
  • Implement Bright Star's Expected School Learning Results
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs (i.e., Reading Counts/Study Island)
  • Maintain grade books and meet reporting deadlines (i.e., OT/CU or progress reports)
  • Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  • Collaborate with General Education Team
  • Use planning periods for the advancement of student academics
  • Tutor students in need of remediation
  • Perform other adjunct duties

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • California Level I/II Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Two years of urban teaching experience preferred
  • Possession of either Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC); or Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate desirable

Teacher Traits:

  • Belief that every child is deserving an excellent education which prepares him/her for college and life beyond
  • Demonstrated ability to teach whole child in an inclusive setting using modifications and accommodations
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and ability to self-reflect
  • Life-long learner
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Firm, kind approach to managing student behavior
  • Technologically competent
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solver
  • Sense of humor and love of teaching

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: In consideration of the longer school day and school year, BSS salary is based on experience and education (5% over LAUSD pay scale).  Bright Star Schools will honor up to 5 years on the LAUSD salary scale.

Status: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, 403b plan, personal time off, holidays

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