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English Language Arts Teacher: 2021-22 School Year

Full Time / Posted February 11, 2021

POSITION: English Language Arts Teacher

Saint Martin de Porres High School is looking for a dedicated English Language Arts Teacher to be part of an innovative urban college-prep high school experience for the 2021-2022 school year.

OUR ORGANIZATION
Saint Martin de Porres High School is a Catholic college-preparatory program designed exclusively for students of modest means. Eighty percent of our students will be the first in their extended families to go to college. Our rigorous curriculum, which includes students working in a corporate environment, was designed specifically for our school by a committee of prestigious educational leaders. Saint Martin was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. Our mission is to help our scholars become College Ready and Career Prepared, with a commitment to the values of work, study, service, leadership and prayer. We are a part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools founded in 2001.

POSITION SUMMARY
Teacher responsibilities at Saint Martin de Porres High School include but are not limited to:
• Embrace the Saint Martin Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles as well as the Cristo Rey Network Standards of Mission Effectiveness.
• Value student-centered approach to education.
• Engage with professional learning teams that promote and require collaboration, peer review, and multidisciplinary lesson planning.
• Develop lesson plans in accordance to the school’s innovative curriculum.
• Expected to turn in lesson plans weekly and unit plans quarterly.
• Model a work ethic characterized by diligence, persistence and dedication.
• Understand that the school is in the ongoing process of developing innovative policies in education. The teacher must be flexible in all matters involving teaching, school administration and program and curriculum development.
• Use informal and formal assessments to make adjustments to classroom teaching in order to support and track student learning.
• Accept the school’s mission and belief statements concerning student learning.
• Participate in the development of the school’s teaching policies, procedures and methodologies.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
• Ohio Licensure: General ELA AYA (9-12)
• Master’s Degree preferred; however, a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate experience will also be considered.
• A teacher who is inquiry minded and has an awareness of 21st century skills and approaches to science education.

EXPERIENCE
• 3+ teaching years in an urban environment required.

REQUIRED SKILLS/TRAITS
• Able to work with school technology (use of academic software, Google, etc.)
• Effective communicator both orally and written
• Outgoing personality
• Well organized
• Outcomes driven
• Self-initiating
• Attention to details

PHILOSOPHICAL ATTITUDE
1. Understands and completely embraces the Saint Martin de Porres High School mission and the Cristo Rey Network's Eleven Standards for Mission Effectiveness.
2. Believes that all learning should be set in meaningful context and related to real world experiences.
3. Utilizes pedagogical approaches that include but are not limited to Habits of the mind, Socratic questioning, adult and peer coaching, adult and peer presentations, problem-based learning, constructionist approach, inquiry methods, appreciative inquiry methods, and other forms of active learning.
4. Person of faith but not necessarily Catholic.
5. Appreciates that the school is driven by its Catholicity which focuses on the highest level of ethical, moral and social behavior of its students, staff and volunteers.
6. Able and willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it is not directly related to your job description.
7. Strong sense of being a team player.

BENEFITS
• Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Company Paid Life and Long Term Disability insurance
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Internal On-going Professional Development
• Planning Day
• Eligibility for Student Loan Forgiveness


Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@stmdphs.org

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Saint Martin de Porres High School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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