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Elementary & Middle School Teachers (K-8) at Extera Public Schools

About the Employer

Extera Public Schools are tuition-free, public K-8 charter schools serving the communities of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, Extera operates two schools on four campuses that are co-located with LAUSD schools. Extera Public Schools currently serves approximately 900 inner-city, primarily Latino students who historically have had limited access to high quality public education options within their local neighborhood. More than 90% of Extera’s students come from low-income households and are eligible for Title I services, and nearly 50% are classified as English learners. The mission of Extera Public Schools is to prepare students for 21st century life and careers. Grounded in a program built upon excellence, equity, and engagement, Extera grows students into trailblazers who are conscientious change agents for their communities and beyond. With a focus on the natural world and the interconnectedness of all living things, children attending Extera Public Schools engage in learning that provides real world relevance and nurtures self-empowerment in order to develop students from local to global citizens. Project-based and place-based activities, personalized learning, the meaningful use of 1-1 technology in the classroom, and support for the “whole child” are all key aspects of Extera’s learning environment. Extera was founded on the firm conviction that all children, regardless of background or socio-economic status are entitled to high quality public education.

Job Information

Date Posted: 7/27/2021 Application Deadline: 7/31/2021 1:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: Extera Public School teachers teach a 183-day school year with 12 additional days of professional development and collaborative planning.
Salary: Extera Public Schools offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with teaching experience. Eligible to participate in the school’s benefits program. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 6
Contact: Cristina Gorocica Email: cgorocica@exteraschools.org
Phone: 323-780-8300
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Teachers at Extera Public Schools are expected to:

  • Commit to the vision and mission of Extera Public Schools as well as the goals and expectations described within the charter petition
  • Work in a committed way to advance the academic and social success of every student
  • Provide a quality, enriched and highly effective curriculum
  • Successfully achieve annual Classroom Teacher Performance Targets set by the School
  • Provide continual assessment of student progress using formative and summative assessment measures in order to plan and modify instruction, monitor student progress, and provide appropriate intervention and support when needed
  • Continually evaluate lesson outcomes in order to make data based instructional decisions that meet the needs of students
  • Maintain a professional portfolio that documents the features of his or her classroom program, including long- and short-term instructional planning, student assessment, student work, meeting the needs of all students, collaboration with colleagues, and parent communication
  • Provide a safe, nurturing and effective classroom environment that reflects and facilitates the academic program described in the Extera Public School charter
  • Provide peer assistance when appropriate and regularly collaborate with fellow teachers
  • Continually seek professional growth according to the instructional and programmatic priorities of the school
  • Utilize educational technology in the classroom when appropriate to facilitate learning and enrich the curriculum
  • Actively strive for continuous and open communication with parents and community members

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

This position requires a preliminary multiple subject or clear multiple subject teaching credential. All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) recent letters of reference. Application materials (including three essay responses described below) may be submitted online at Edjoin. In addition to the above, please include separate responses to the following essay questions: 1. Why do you want to be part of the teaching team at Extera Public Schools? 2. Why do you think you would be a good fit for the school? 3. Describe the educational background and relevant experiences that have prepared you for this position. No phone calls please.

Spanish bilingual candidates, particularly candidates with a BCLAD or equivalent, are strongly preferred. All applicants must be highly qualified and possess appropriate EL authorization as well as relevant experience and/or training working with students whose primary language is not English.

This position requires a preliminary multiple subject or clear multiple subject teaching credential. All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) recent letters of reference. Application materials (including three essay responses described below) may be submitted online at Edjoin. In addition to the above, please include separate responses to the following essay questions: 1. Why do you want to be part of the teaching team at Extera Public Schools? 2. Why do you think you would be a good fit for the school? 3. Describe the educational background and relevant experiences that have prepared you for this position. No phone calls please.

Spanish bilingual candidates, particularly candidates with a BCLAD or equivalent, are strongly preferred. All applicants must be highly qualified and possess appropriate EL authorization as well as relevant experience and/or training working with students whose primary language is not English.

      Comments and Other Information

      Extera Public Schools provides access to outstanding public education to students living in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, two of the most under-served communities in Los Angeles. Extera Public School serves inner-city, primarily Latino students who historically have had limited access to high quality public education options within their local neighborhood. Extera provides a strong academic foundation, character education, and a personalized approach designed to meet the needs of every child. The mission of Extera Public Schools is to ensure the academic success of children by providing a rigorous and effective education program built on the pillars of excellence, equity and engagement. Through a school theme focused on the natural world and the inter-connectedness of all living things – human communities, plant and animal life, our living planet and beyond – children at Extera engage in hands-on, minds-on project-based learning that offers “real world” relevance, impact and self-empowerment. Science and social studies are emphasized in a comprehensive curriculum that balances direct instruction with project-based learning. The school is founded on the firm conviction that all children, regardless of background or socio-economic status, are entitled to a high quality education. We are committed to the belief that all children can meet high academic expectations when provided the right school environment.

       


      Application Deadline

      7/31/2021 1:00 PM Pacific

      Date Posted

      7/27/2021

      Contact

      Cristina Gorocica
      323-780-8300

      Number of Openings

      6

      Salary

      Extera Public Schools offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with teaching experience. Eligible to participate in the school’s benefits program.

      Length of Work Year

      Extera Public School teachers teach a 183-day school year with 12 additional days of professional development and collaborative planning.

      Employment Type

      Full Time