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Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Teacher

  • Date Posted
    • 12.20.16
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Atlantic
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Baltimore, MD

Overview

Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School (LMCJS), an all-girls charter middle school in Baltimore Maryland, invites passionate educators who are committed to the Expeditionary Learning model to apply for teaching positions for the 2017-2018 school year. Teaching at LMCJS is an ideal position for an educator with deep passion for helping young women develop their intellect, character, and voice, who is eager for extensive professional development and collaboration to help perfect his/her craft.  Our all-girls middle school, which opened in 2015, seeks and promotes active citizenship, integrity, collaboration, perseverance, curiosity, inquiry and responsibility.  LMCJS is the first charter school in the nation to be developed by an independent school, Roland Park Country School.

The responsibilities of LMCJS teachers include but are not limited to:
• Foster outstanding academic achievement and scholar character development.
• Create a positive, intellectually challenging, and structured learning environment that excites and invests scholars and prepares them to succeed in the most challenging high schools in Baltimore.
• Motivate scholars to realize high academic and behavioral standards.
• Build classroom community by development of LMCJ values.  
• Utilize formative assessment data to drive instruction and intervention.
• Design and implement unit and lesson plans in collaboration with grade or subject teams, including interdisciplinary long-term projects.
• Exemplify LMCJ’s core values in all interactions with scholars, families and colleagues.
• Commit to an extended instructional day and school year.
• In addition to an academic area, each teacher will lead a crew, similar to an advisory, of about 10-12 scholars. As a mentor/advocate for each scholar in the crew -- their LMCJ parent away from home. Teachers engage scholars in team building activities, facilitate conversations about compassion, guide the development of crew and individual goals, and prepare scholars for scholar-led-conferences and exhibitions of learning.

LMCJS expects all staff to: 
• Commit to professional learning, development, and growth
• Collaborate with school leadership and team to improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills.
• Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings.
• Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities.
• Take initiative to solve problems and embrace the constructive chaos and leadership opportunities of a young organization.

Skills and Characteristics:
• Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
• Strong belief in LMCJ’S mission and educational model.
• Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.
• Knowledge of current research and experience teaching at the middle school level
• Successful experience with teaching (social studies, language arts, math, science) using effective methods.
• Ability to establish a positive classroom culture with consistent and clear expectations. 
• Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with scholars, parents, and colleagues.

Required Educational Background and Work Experience:
• Classroom teaching experience and proven record of high achievement in urban middle schools preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university; Master’s degree a plus. 
• Valid teacher certification (or eligibility) required.  

Compensation
Salary and benefits based on Baltimore City Public Schools salary scale.  Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer. 

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should review LMCJ’s website at: www.lilliemay.org and email a letter of interest, resume and (3) professional references directly to Damia C. Thomas, principal, damia.thomas@lilliemay.org.  Priority is given to applications received by March 1st.