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K-2 Grade Science Teacher at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

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About the Employer

TK-8 Public Charter Schools Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area. The MISSION of The Academies is to provide a rich, meaningful education in a nurturing environment, where students are continually challenged and their natural curiosity, creativity, and talents can thrive. We are a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow into virtuous, courageous, and intelligent citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life, and eager to contribute to a better world. Our VISION: The Academies’ charter schools model transformative change in education by elevating expectations of learning and growth. With grit, tenacity, and empathy, we improve the world around us by embracing challenges as problem-solvers. We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities.

Job Information

Date Posted: 10/4/2017 Application Deadline: 10/11/2017 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 192 days
Salary: See salary schedule on school website: Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Dana Stinson Email:
Location: Blue Oak Academy
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Job Purpose:

The Enrichment Teacher plays an important role at the Charter School.  This professional manages, instructs, and guides students toward growth in a particular subject area, designs, paces, and provides meaningful learning experiences for students, works with the Core Academic Teachers to complement the thematic learning unit or core academic content with thoughtful enrichment experiences, enacts and embodies the Mission of the Charter School, and contributes his/her talents to create an excellent program and positive school culture at the Charter School.


Team Relationship:

The Enrichment Teacher is directly responsible to the Principal.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides enrichment instruction in a manner consistent with the Charter School and educational philosophy of the school.
  • Provides academic, creative, and service-learning enrichment opportunities and plans these to complement core academics whenever possible.
  • Monitors and reports student progress to Core Academic Teachers.
  • Sets goals and standards for student achievement.
  • Plans and paces curriculum to ensure continuous learning.
  • Communicates with administration to implement feedback for continuous professional improvement.
  • Monitors the safety and security of students.
  • Contributes to extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, etc.
  • Participates in professional development workshops and training as needed.
  • Participates in IEP meetings as necessary.
  • Works a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the varying needs and schedules of enrolled students, parents and community.
  • Collaborates with fellow faculty and administrators to advance proven learning practices, develop curriculum, and share strategies for student success as a member of a team.
  • Communicates with parents and sees parents as a resource.
  • Meets deadlines and is well organized.
  • Maintains a respectful, safe, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree. (desired)
  • Valid California Teaching Credential(s). (desired)



  • Two or more years teaching experience. (desired)
  • Professional experience or expertise in the appropriate field. (desired)


Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • Subject matter expertise, professional experience, and the demonstrated capacity to work successfully in an instructional capacity in non-core, non-college preparatory courses and activities.
  • A love for students and learning.
  • A commitment to the mission of the Charter School.
  • A proven track record of/ eagerness to be innovative and dynamic in instructional methods.
  • A positive role model for students.
  • Caring for students and their success in learning.
  • Demonstrable effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, and writing.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development.
  • An enthusiastic willingness to support the educational philosophy of the Charter School.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in instructional methodology and procedural compliance.
  • Ability to modify the curriculum and materials for all students.
  • Strong classroom management skills and a proactive approach to student discipline.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Integrity in all dealings with the school community; is respectful, thoughtful, and fair.
  • Recognition and acceptance of his/her responsibility for the success of the Charter School as an entity, as well as the success of individual students, and flexibility, resourcefulness, and commitment to both.
  • Ability to follow established procedures in an emergency situation.



The CMO Board will consider candidates for an Enrichment Teacher position based upon a combination of education/certifications, experience, skills, knowledge and/or abilities, and mission fit. The following full or part time positions at the Charter School are considered Enrichment Teacher assignments:


  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Art Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Other Core Subject Areas, as assigned


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 3 years) copy of credentials (Single-Subject Science credential) copy of transcripts completion of online Career Interest Form (available linked here:

      cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 3 years) copy of credentials (Single-Subject Science credential) copy of transcripts completion of online Career Interest Form (available linked here:

          Comments and Other Information

          posting for Blue Oak Academy

          Comments and Other Information

          posting for Blue Oak Academy


          Application Deadline

          10/11/2017 11:55 PM Pacific

          Date Posted



          Number of Openings



          See salary schedule on school website:

          Length of Work Year

          192 days

          Employment Type

          Part Time


          Blue Oak Academy