Elementary Teacher - Sixth Grade

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Cole Academy
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Cole Academy is seeking a Sixth Grade Teacher. 

Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans with a low employee contribution. 401k plan available.  Life, ADD, STD, and LTD 100% paid by employer!

Cole Academy is Lansing's longest-standing charter school in the state of Michigan and received a charter through Central Michigan University in 1995. The Academy originated as an Early Childhood Center and over the years, gradually became a K-6 Public School. 

Combining a foundation of current, research-based, balanced literacy objectives and a sustained professional development direction from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, has  "raised the bar" for student achievement. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops continue to be critical directions for Cole Academy.

Cole Academy Values

  1. Willingness to learn new skills, to be reflective, and to acquire new knowledge through sustained professional development
  2. Establishes and maintains standards for student behavior needed to achieve a respectful and cooperative learning atmosphere in the classroom
  3. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction and adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil

Performance Responsibilities

  1. Teaches all core subjects in a classroom, utilizing courses of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities
  2. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  3. Continuously evaluates students’ academic and social growth using appropriate records, and prepares ongoing progress reports
  4. Ability to work effectively with colleagues regarding curriculum, instruction, interventions, and assessment
  5. Follows the goals of students with an IEP or 504 plan
  6. Maintains ongoing, multiple methods of communication with parents
  7. Maintains professional competence through learning activities provided by the district and/or self-selected professional learning activities
  8. Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated
  9. Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the building administrator following guidelines outlined in the Employee Handbook and by the Board of Directors

Required Certification 

  1. The Teacher must possess a valid State of Michigan Teaching Certificate, or permit, with the appropriate endorsement(s) for all subject area(s) being taught
  2. Candidate must provide documentation of meeting highly qualified requirements, as defined by No Child Left Behind, if applicable

Preferred Experience but not Required

  1. Experience teaching with Lucy Calkin’s Reading and Writing Workshop model
  2. Knowledge in teaching science using Michigan Science Standards (NGSS)
  3. Knowledge of math workshop model (example: Bridges)
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