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Math/Science Teacher, Aspire Bay Area Regional Office at Aspire Public Schools - Alameda County

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Job Information

Date Posted: 1/27/2014 Application Deadline: 4/30/2014 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: Immediate
Salary: Competitive Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Talent Manager Email:
Phone: 510-434-5000
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

About Aspire Public Schools:

Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school management organization, is the highest-performing public school system in California serving predominantly low-income students. Aspire currently operates 30 public charter schools with the goal of preparing urban students for college, which is reflected in our motto of “College for Certain.” One hundred percent of Aspire’s class of 2010 was accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Aspire offers a high-quality education to nearly 10,000 K-12 students in six California communities including East Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento and Stockton.

We’re looking for individuals who are:

• 100% committed to getting all students into college

• Organized and able to create a rigorous and respectful learning environment
• Collaborative

• Comfortable with using student achievement data to guide classroom instruction and continually improve

• Resilient, proactive, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.


Provides a high quality, personalized education program in math and science for students in middle school grades. Upholds the mission and values established by Aspire Public Schools.

Your work as a math/science teacher will not only change the lives of your students, but the lives of students throughout California. Much like your classroom is a vital part of your school community, your school is a vital part of the network of Aspire schools across the state. Together our schools are changing public education and proving that every student can achieve at the highest levels. Aspire Public Schools is a non-profit organization that opens and operates small, high-performing public charter schools that are preparing the most underserved students for college. We provide our educators with the tools and support they need to provide a high quality, personalized education for every Aspire student. We respect you and treat you as a professional, and provide you with a laptop computer, business cards and your own budget for classroom supplies. Our small schools and small classes give you the chance to know every student and his/her family at a personal level. Our network of schools across the state provide you with incredible opportunities to grow personally and professionally in various roles across the organization. We hope you join us in this important work for the children of California!


  1. Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  2. Establishes a culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students
  3. Develops and implements lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with California State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines
  4. Assesses students regularly in accordance with Aspire guidelines, examines student assessment data, and refines classroom activities to differentiate instruction for each student
  5. Collaborates with Aspire team members to improve own and others’ instructional practices; shares best practices
  6. Actively participates in professional development activities, including: training sessions and working with lead teacher, principal, instructional coaches
  7. Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students’ education
  8. Tracks critical student information and maintains accurate student records, including attendance, in accordance with Aspire procedures
  9. Identifies unique student needs and collaborates with other team members and outside service providers to , diagnoses and address learning challenges
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
  11. Leads a student advisory group
  12. Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
  • Knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks
  • Knowledge of assessments
  • Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and the community

Minimum educational level:

  •  CA Multiple Subject Credential (exempt from teaching 8th grade Algebra) OR
  •  CA Single Subject Credential in both Math AND Science for courses including Algebra
  • NCLB Highly Qualified
  • Bachelors Degree required

Experience required:

  • 2+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications


  • CA Single Subject Credential
  • English Language Learner Authorization
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


  • CA Single Subject Credential
  • English Language Learner Authorization
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

      Comments and Other Information

      How To Apply :
      To learn more about our schools and this specific opening, please go to Aspire Public Schools, where you can submit an online application.
      Thank you!


      Application Deadline

      4/30/2014 11:55 PM Pacific

      Date Posted



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      Employment Type

      Full Time