Lead Teacher

Job Title: Lead Teacher
Grades: Pre-K – 2nd
School Year: 2018-2019
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma – co-located in the Academy Central Building.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits.
School Bell Times: 7:30am – 2:35pm
Shift Type: Full-time, 193 working days
(173 student days; 14 days summer PD; 4 days Professional In-Service; 2 days P/T Conference)

Job Objective
We are currently accepting applications for Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Lead Teachers for the 2018-19 school year. We seek culturally competent staff members who understand our history and embrace our vision and mission of Black Excellence.

Minimum Qualifications
• 2+ years effective teaching experience at the early elementary / elementary level preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Oklahoma teaching license in appropriate subject area, or the ability to secure an Oklahoma teaching license.
• Proven track record of academic success as evident in NWEA assessments, state assessments, and/or value add measures data.
• Ability to teach in a continuous improvement and collaborative environment with an instructional aide.
• Proficient in MS Office, student online curriculum and intervention programs, teacher online grade book programs, and student database systems.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Believe in the value, worth and potential of all students.
• Build deep and caring relationships with students and their families.
• Set and hold high expectations for student academic achievement and behavior.
• Model and set example of excellence for students.
• Create and lead a classroom environment that is safe, engaging and joyful for students.
• Develop standards-aligned, measurable, ambitious and feasible big goals for dramatically increasing student achievement.
• Use Oklahoma State Standards to backwards plan, and develop unit and long term pacing plans.
• Design rigorous, objective-driven lesson plans.
• Present academic content.
• Push students to think critically, communicate irresistibly and collaborate empathetically.
• Check for student understanding using effective questioning strategies and student practice.
• Evaluate and track students’ performance.
• Use data effectively to inform instruction.
• Invest students in working hard to achieve big goals.
• Ensure students and families are aware of progress toward goals.
• Create intervention plans to meet specific students’ needs.
• Support and manage student behavior effectively.
• Effectively support students with continued or intensive behavior excesses.
• Effectively integrate technology in the classroom to prepare students to engage innovatively in a 21st century world.
• Implement hands-on project-based learning to drive students understanding of their role as local and global citizens.
• Cultivate in students a spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership to prepare them to transform their local and global communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
GLA is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against, or in favor of, applicants or employees based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status protected under federal, state or local law.