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6th Grade Teacher

  • Date Posted
    • 5.1.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Salt Lake City, UT

6th Grade Teacher
Pacific Heritage Academy
1755 W 1100 N
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pacific Heritage Academy is a tuition-free, public school serving approximately 400 students in grades K-8. We follow the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) model, a research-substantiated model for school reform.  At Pacific Heritage Academy, we use the power of education, the endurance of language and culture, and the virtue of relationships and community to help young people on voyages of discovery.

Through thoughtful inquiry, challenging curricula, rigorous requirements, and compassionate service students learn who they are and what they can become. We create learning experiences and students find their Roots…and their Wings.

We invite potential candidates for this position to learn more about Pacific Heritage Academy by exploring our website,

Job Purpose: To plan, organize and present instruction and instructional environments that help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

The Teacher/Crew Leader will fulfill the following responsibilities:


  • Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school schedule and the Director and/or Head of School.
  • Implement the EL Education model into lessons and curriculum.
  • Submit weekly / daily lesson plans including learning targets, if asked by the Director.
  • Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and curriculum are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
  • Coordinate with enrichment teachers and other faculty to design and implement Learning Expeditions.
  • Utilize the adopted curricula for reading, writing, math as the primary structure for teaching those subjects.
  • Regularly track, document and communicate student performance/achievement.
  • Administer diagnostic assessments to identify specific areas of students’ need (i.e. literacy remediation, recovery and intervention.) Designate targeted goals and objectives for student improvement in specified areas of need.
  • Complete quarterly report cards as determined by the annual school calendar and in accordance with the template used by the school.
  • Be proactive in communicating with parents individually via meeting, phone, or email.
  • Develop and update a class website on Parent Square and/or other modes of communication, as agreed upon by the Director.
  • Support the messaging, vision, and marketing of PHA within the community, country, and world.
  • Reflect upon your performance as an EL Education teacher using the teacher evaluation rubric.
  • Be punctual and diligent about fulfilling yard duty and other time-sensitive obligations.
  • Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
  • Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
  • Devote a reasonable amount of time to understanding internal processes and procedures. Abide by PHA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
  • Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings, participate in school-wide events including but not limited to: Heritage Days, Back to School Nights, Parent Action Counsel, Student led conferences, Celebration of Learning, Graduation, Internal and External Professional Development, etc.
  • Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by the Director or designee, including but not limited to leading at least one After School Club and an additional duty (i.e. committee membership, program leadership, etc.)
  • Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Pacific Heritage Academy Employee Handbook.

Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Teaching experience and/or related professional experience.
  • Must be able to present Common Core-based curriculum.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently.
  • Evidence of professional development in educational topics.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers and equipment for children, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.
To apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to: