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2022-2023 Core Academic Teacher, Upper Elementary/Middle (4th-8th) at Blue Oak Academy at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

Application Deadline

4/3/2022 12:00 AM Pacific

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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 engage every student in a manner which cultivates growth and nurtures their curiosity, creativity, and talents. Our collaborative community empowers students to grow into self-directed thinkers and virtuous citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life; eager to contribute their gifts to a better, more equitable world. Our VISION: 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. Our MOTTO: Elevating Academics in an Enriching Environment

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Job Purpose:

The Core Academic Teacher is a highly valued resource of the Charter School.  This professional manages, instructs, and guides students toward growth in core academic subject areas, designs, paces, and provides meaningful learning experiences for students, 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 Core Academic Teacher is directly responsible to the Principal.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides core subject instruction in mathematics, language arts, history/social studies, and/or science in a manner consistent with the Charter and educational philosophy of the school.
  • Provides academic, creative, and service-learning enrichment opportunities and incorporates these to complement core academics whenever possible.
  • Assesses students, monitors student progress, and maintains grades and scores.
  • 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.
  • Serves on committees and task forces to support the school’s success.
  • 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/ pace 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. (required)
  • Valid California Teaching Credential(s), certificate, permit, or other document equivalent to that which a teacher in other public schools would be required to hold as required for the relevant grade(s). (required)
  • EL Authorization (CLAD, BCLAD, or CTEL Certificate) (required)
  • Appropriate supplemental or multi-subject credential(s), as applicable. (required)



  • Two or more years teaching experience. (desired)


Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • A love for students and learning and a positive role model for students.
  • A commitment to the mission of the Charter School.
  • A proven track record of/ eagerness to be innovative and dynamic in instructional methods.
  • Demonstrable effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, and writing.
  • Strong instructional leadership.
  • Caring for students and their success in learning: a deep commitment to student achievement.
  • Knowledge of educational psychology, learning theories, developmentally appropriate practices, and curriculum development.
  • Experience implementing differentiated instruction, thematic learning, constructivist or Montessori methods, and project-based learning, or an enthusiastic willingness to support these features of our program.
  • 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, decisive, principled, honest, 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.
  • Commitment to excellence and ongoing professional growth.
  • Ability to follow established procedures in an emergency situation.


The CMO Board will consider candidates for a Core Academic 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 Core Academic Teacher assignments:


  • Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • 1st-2nd grade Teacher
  • 3rd-4th grade Teacher
  • 5th-6th grade Teacher
  • 7th-8th grade English Language Arts/History Teacher
  • 7th-8th grade Art & Science Teacher
  • 7th-8th grade Mathematics Teacher
  • K-6th grade Science Teacher




Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Cover letter Resume 2 Letters of Recommendation (within the last 3 years) Copy of Credential(s); Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, preferred Copy of Transcripts

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy
  • Letter of Introduction ("Cover Letter")
  • Letter(s) of Reference (2 letters)
  • Resume

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - General Subjects

Cover letter Resume 2 Letters of Recommendation (within the last 3 years) Copy of Credential(s); Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, preferred Copy of Transcripts

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy
  • Letter of Introduction ("Cover Letter")
  • Letter(s) of Reference (2 letters)
  • Resume

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - General Subjects