Start Date: 2022-2023

Reports to: Principal

Overview
Prodeo Academy is a network of public charter schools serving the Twin Cities. It is a meaningful education solution closing the achievement gap through data-driven instruction in a culture based on five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Engagement. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for team members committed to helping our students access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community.

VISION FOR POSITION

Multilingual (ML) Development Teachers are committed members of a school team closing the achievement gap. A Prodeo Academy ML teacher is intensely focused on each student’s English language growth, as measured by ACCESS. The ML teacher provides loving, structured instruction rooted in high expectations for behavior and learning. The ML teacher will report to the Principal and work in partnership with all school team members. This opportunity is ideal for someone energized by challenging work, hungry for feedback, and able to work collaboratively across lines of difference with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction

  • Provides targeted instruction to students
  • Adopts and articulates the most effective instructional practices
  • Works hard to be an expert in the curriculum
  • Most frequently teaches for short bursts of time (20-40 minutes) in small groups; maximizes every second of instruction

Classroom Management

  • Radiates warmth; is a positive presence when standing in front of students
  • Speaks with leadership and confidence
  • Creates a safe, predictable environment for students; has high expectations for students of all language levels
  • Values schoolwide consistency and implementation of the most effective practices, follows school’s Common Picture routines, procedures, and expectations

Data Analysis

  • Sets and achieves ambitious goals for language development with students
  • Manages and shares data regularly
  • Identifies strengths and growth areas in a variety of data (by class, grade, school) and gets “granular” – will pinpoint trends in small group and individual students’ data
  • Develops data-driven plans every six weeks for small groups and individuals

Professional Development

  • Attends all professional development offered by the school, including a 2-week training in August
  • Attends coaching meetings, is receptive to frequent observations, and implements feedback
  • Is organized and well-prepared for all sessions
  • Follows through on next steps from professional development
  • Works hard to achieve professional goals

School Team Participation

  • Approaches teamwork with humility and offers help even when it hasn’t been asked for
  • Shares resources, plans, and ideas openly
  • Follows Prodeo Academy’s ML Plan of Services

Communication

  • Recognizes when a student’s situation is urgent and prioritizes accordingly
  • Checks and responds to email and phone messages within 24 business hours
  • Speaks kindly of others at all times
  • Stays solutions-oriented when faced with complex challenges

SKILLS

  • Outstanding attention to detail and willingness to get the job done
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to multitask and work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge and application of WIDA English Language Development standards
  • Education required: BA/BS degree
  • Certification/Licensure Required: Licensure in the area of teaching assignment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Record of exemplary results with students
  • Advanced training beyond minimum license requirement
  • Knowledge and application of assessment tools and data management
  • Experience related to students who have experienced trauma
  • Experience in behavior management techniques
  • Knowledge of ACCESS administration

COMPENSATION

Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.