Job Description

Position Type: Teacher - Primary
Location: Uplift Wisdom Primary School, 75232
Date Posted: 5/23/2023
Date Available: 07/26/2023


Mission Statement
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.
 
Equity Vision Statement
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Help students develop the skills necessary to be a productive member of society.

Duties/Responsibilities:
School Responsibilities
  • Arrives at school 15 minutes before carpool and is available for assigned duties or set-up (7:15 am).
  • Stays at school until time designated by School Director/Managing Director or as business necessitates.
  • Participates in school-wide and individual professional development, including the 2 -3-week summer session.
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings.
  • Performs necessary duties including but not limited to bus, morning, lunch, and after noon duties.
  • Chaperones field lessons and field trips.
  • Abides by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
  • Upholds the code of conduct and all school policies.
  • Maintains and supports a positive professional school culture.
  • Models behavior within the code of conduct.
  • Supports and follows directives of campus administrators.
  • Clerical, instructional, and behavioral support for scholars as needed.
  • Enrolled in and complete all Texas Reading Academies Training.
 
Team Responsibilities
  • Works as part of interdisciplinary team planning and aligning and integrating curricula that will be consistently assessed.
  •  Attends all grade level meetings.
  • Works with grade level to address and resolve student issues.
Classroom Responsibilities
  • Creates rigorous and engaging long-term, quarterly, weekly, daily, and lesson specific lesson plans.
  • Sets clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction.
  • Maintains a productive, safe, and focused learning environment.
  • Consistently enforces Uplift Education's core mission and values.
  • Creates and provides meaningful and frequent assessments in a timely manner, utilizing the daily conference time to do so.
  • Provides necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students.
  • Effectively teaches the adopted curriculum, the Uplift curriculum and the International Baccalaureate components.
  • Goes above and beyond to ensure all students are meeting appropriate standards.
  • Keeps parents well-informed about students' progress, providing frequent feedback in accordance with campus guidelines, weekly assessments and quarterly report cards.
  • Maintains an open-door policy.
  • Upholds all school policies within the classroom.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and public agencies in support of the attendance program.
  • Complete network and/or state-mandated trainings by due date.
Qualifications:
Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master's Degree is preferred but not required.
  • Experience Requirements: Previous Teaching experience a plus
  • Special Skills/Certifications:
    • Must have valid Texas Teacher Certification or be enrolled in an Uplift designated certification course.
    • All K-3 teachers, including special education teachers, and principals are required to attend the HB 3 Reading Academies by the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year.
 
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: 
  • Bilingual Skills: Spanish speaking a plus
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook). Ability to use basic office equipment. The ability to learn and use other software as necessary.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours will be necessary.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
 
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $60,000
 
Application Procedure:
Apply online
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

Application Instructions

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