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8th Grade Math Teacher (MORCS) at YPI Charter Schools

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About the Employer

We believe a high quality, rigorous education is the great equalizer that provides access and opportunities for our students, families and communities. We believe in our communities. We believe in our team. We believe in our families. We believe in our students.

Job Information

Date Posted: 3/21/2018 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 11 months (traditional school calendar)
Salary: DOE Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Kevin Myers Email:
Phone: 818-585-2305
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

About the Position:

Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter School (MORCS), a member of the YPI Charter Schools (YPICS) family, is seeking an  8th Grade Math Teacher who possess the grit, dedication, and necessary skills to prepare our scholars for success in high school and beyond. We are seeking educators who believe deeply in our student-centered mission by constantly holding students to high expectations, working tirelessly towards results, and possessing a “whatever it takes” attitude.  Ideal candidates thrive on continuous feedback, value collaboration, have a strong background in science, and continuously strive to improve their craft.

About the School:

Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter School equips urban students in grades 6-8 for academic success and active community participation. The school features personalized, small learning communities with continuous student-teacher relationships, service learning, and technology integration. The school follows a traditional calendar and serves 6th-8th grade students from predominantly Latino immigrant families in the Pico Union area of Los Angeles.


Our school is named in honor of and inspired by Monsenor Oscar Romero, a prominent Latino leader who dedicated his life to lead, inspire, and defend the poor, downtrodden and marginalized people in El Salvador through his work as a priest and as the archbishop of San Salvador.

MORCS is committed to high standards, equity, and civic responsibility. The school is affiliated with the Coalition for Essential Schools and Stanford’s School Redesign Network. As such, the school will foster personalization, active engagement of students, a tone of decency and respect, and family/community partnership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide standards-based instruction for our 8th grade math class.

  • Teach a class as part of our SFA reading program each morning.

  • Teach and mentor your advisees through our advisory class.  

  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the needs of all scholars.

  • Create rigorous lessons and units of study that are driven by data and promote critical thinking through collaborative learning, technology integration, and innovative project-based learning.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to create engaging lessons and consistent behavior systems that promote a positive school culture.

  • Consistently hold students to high behavioral and academic expectations.

  • Participate in creating, revising, administering, and grading assessments and tracking student data.

  • Continuously cultivate strong relationships with students and families through open communication.

  • Create an inviting and engaging classroom culture that sparks creativity and love of learning.



  • Dedication to our mission. A steadfast commitment to ensuring our students have the tools they need to attend a college preparatory high school and beyond.

  • Determination. A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around closing the achievement gap.

  • Strong communication. The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues.

  • Team player.  A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues.

  • Growth mindset. An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as an educator.

  • Reflective attitude. An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth.

  • Flexibility. Willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude.

  • Professional integrity. A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of Explore Schools.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Exceptional knowledge of enrichment area, required

  • California Teaching Credential (required)



  • 48,000+ Competitive and commensurate with experience


Hiring Process:

To apply, please e-mail the following information to Kevin Myers at

(Please write "Teacher Position" in the Subject line.)

  • Resume and cover letter with a description of your experience and why you feel you would be a great fit for our school.

  • Name/contact information of three references.

  • Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.




Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Please provide a cover letter, copy of your resume, and letters of reference.

      Please provide a cover letter, copy of your resume, and letters of reference.

          Comments and Other Information

          Applicants must hold the appropriate teaching credential for the position.

          Comments and Other Information

          Applicants must hold the appropriate teaching credential for the position.


          Application Deadline

          Until Filled

          Date Posted



          Kevin Myers

          Number of Openings




          Length of Work Year

          11 months (traditional school calendar)

          Employment Type

          Full Time