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24-25 Elementary Teacher

companyMomentum Academy STL
locationSt. Louis, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Salary:

Momentum Academy is a public charter school district with four campuses in St. Louis City, serving scholars in grades PK-8. Momentum promotes academic excellence in an environment of mutual care and support that builds character, confidence, and community among each of our scholars so that they reach their full potential.

Role

Under the direction of the Principal, the Elementary Teacher will lead the instruction and training of scholars in his or her classroom and/or assigned grade level(s). The Elementary Teacher will work closely with scholars, parents, and school administration to ensure that academic success and character development are achieved by all scholars in the classroom.

Essential Responsibilities and Competencies

  • Establish a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment where all scholars are invested in their academic excellence and character growth and can fulfill their potential
  • Develop and implement daily instruction plans as part of the long-range educational and organizational goals
  • Design and implement a fun, age-appropriate curriculum that meets the individual needs of each student
  • Conduct interim assessments, track student progress, and perform regular data analysis to determine student mastery and diagnose areas of misunderstanding
  • Apply classroom management techniques and appropriate scholar corrections and disciplinary actions
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: attendance, behavior, student achievement data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, text books, etc.
  • Set measurable, ambitious, and attainable goals for the year and each interim assessment cycle
  • Provide reasonable vigilance for the physical safety and well-being of scholars while on campus or off-campus for school functions
  • Evaluate individual scholar academic progress through regular and varied assessments
  • Assume responsibility for scholar success by holding all scholars accountable to school-wide behavioral expectations
  • Recognize, celebrate and reward scholar achievement and character development
  • Create and maintain positive and appropriate relationships with students
  • Continually improve teaching skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
  • Actively and professionally participate in all faculty and staff meetings, professional development, and events
  • Teach, lead, or assist with educational or extracurricular activities outside of regular school hours
  • Assist with scholar recruitment efforts as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested or required

Education/Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Missouri Teaching Certification required (Elementary Education 1-6 preferred)

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of teaching experience (experience working with students and families in urban communities is a plus)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with school teaching platforms and technology for virtual learning
  • Proven track record of student achievement results
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • Demonstrated mastery and enthusiasm for content knowledge.
  • Strong organization, planning, and time management skills.
  • A tireless work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative solution finder.
  • Open to feedback and committed to continuously improving.

What We Offer

  • Professional Development
  • Real-time feedback
  • Enrollment preference for your scholar(s) to attend Momentum Academy
  • Continuing Education and Certification Assistance

Benefits

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Health Benefits Options (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance)
  • Pension plans
  • Extra Duty Stipend opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO rollover up to 80 hours
  • Merit Program (Attendance Incentives, Employee Referrals, and more)

Compensation

The salary for this position begins at $40,036.52 and increases based on years of experience, certification(s), and highest level of education. 

Schedule

This role will be effective July 1, 2024 with the tentative start date of August 1, 2024. Teachers and staff are expected to be present for core hours of 7:15AM to 4:00PM during the school year from August to May.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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