Reports to the Principal and the Director of TAP
10.5- Month Position
About Algiers Charter
Since our inception in 2005, Algiers Charter has proudly served as a staple in the educational community. From our very first day, we operated with the belief that all students can achieve educational success. As we transition to a two-school organization, our commitment to excellence and student achievement has never been stronger. We are forging a strategic path forward to build upon our growth and we are seeking dynamic educational leaders with a proven track record of success to help take our organization to the next level.
The educational landscape in New Orleans is one that requires significant and unrelenting performance and accountability. Our strategic plan for 2020 and beyond has unique operational, staffing and instructional designs so if you are ready to share our vision and commitment to student achievement and pathways, we invite you to submit an application to join our team.
What Success Means In This Position
To help students learn subject matter and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, responsible men and women who become lifelong learners.
Position Description & Expectations
Professional Learning, Development, and Growth for Teachers:
- Teachers are expected to attend yearly professional development in the form of:
- New Teacher Induction
- Opening Professional Development for Teachers
- Job embedded Professional Development
- Faculty and Grade-Level Meetings
- Other meetings as designated by school leaders
- Participate in all TAP training and become a Certified TAP Evaluator
Leadership Team Participation
Some of the responsibilities a TAP master teacher will have as a member of this team are to: analyze student data to identify student learning goals; develop a school academic achievement plan; create school assessment plan; monitor goal setting, activities, classroom follow-up and goal attainment for cluster groups and Individual Growth Plans (IGPs); assess teacher evaluation results; and maintain inter-rater reliability.
Cluster Group Planning and Implementation
As a cluster group leader, the TAP master teacher will be responsible for: developing the long-range cluster plan, weekly cluster group meeting records and activities with other members of the Leadership Team; overseeing and leading, co-leading or attending selected cluster meetings following the STEPS for Effective Learning; providing appropriate follow-up in the classroom; and assessing all cluster groups’ progress toward goals.
Manage Teacher’s Individual Growth Plans
The TAP master teacher oversees groups of teachers in developing goals, provides instructional interventions with proven results, facilitates teacher proficiency with these new strategies through classroom-based follow-up, and ensures that the progression of teacher skill development as aligned with changing student learning needs.
The TAP master teacher conducts classroom evaluations and post conferences for both formal and informal observations.
The TAP master teacher provides support following every cluster meeting. (Observation/feedback, model teaching (demonstration lessons), and team-teaching following every cluster meeting and in individual teacher mentoring situations).
While the TAP master teacher is expected to come to the job with a high level of educational knowledge, they will be afforded the opportunity to work with TAP director and other master teachers to enhance their skills and provide their teachers with only the best instructional interventions and strategies. In some cases, mentor teachers will also attend selected in-service training sessions.
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Understand the unique AC environment and be able to uphold the mission of the school.
- Meet those standards of performance for his/her individual teaching assignment developed by the principal of the school, the LDE, and other state & federal requirements, including following the Louisiana Academic Standards.
- Guide the learning process of students in the classroom toward the achievement of curriculum goals set by the principal while upholding all state and federal guidelines.
- Assist the administration in implementing all school and ACSA policies.
- Achieve those goals included in the Student Learning Targets (SLTs) developed jointly with the Principal or Assistant Principal as part of the accountability process mandated by the State Legislature and BESE policy.
- Consult with administrator(s), colleagues, students and/or parents on a regular basis.
- Serve on and participate in professional staff committees/meetings required.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Strive to maintain and improve personal and professional competence.
- Serve the diverse, multicultural learning population by teaching to all learning styles and being cognizant of varying cultural needs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related area of study
- Two years of teaching experience
- Valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate with Louisiana Certification Preferred
- Proven record of high student achievement as listed on previous evaluations and Compass scores (highly preferred)
- Desire and ability to succeed in a student-friendly, detail-oriented, community environment
- Demonstrate attributes of a growth mindset
- Belief in the Algiers Charter mission and educational model
- Open to professional learning, formal/informal observations, and feedback