Start Date: 2022-2023 School Year

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 a foundation of 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

Substitute Teachers are committed members of a school team, closing the opportunity gap for students and providing high-quality instruction when substitute coverage is needed. We expect that 50% of this position will be subbing in classrooms and 50% supporting individual and small groups of students as an educational assistant. A Substitute Teacher is intensely focused on each student’s growth. To do this, the Substitute Teacher provides a loving, structured classroom rooted in high expectations for behavior and learning. The Substitute Teacher will report to the Principal and work with all members of the school team and the Grade Team Leader. 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. This role will be providing classroom instruction out of multiple classrooms as needed, and assignments may change in grade level and campus location throughout the year based on network needs.

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

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
  • Values schoolwide consistency and implementation of the most effective practices, following school’s Common Picture routines, procedures, and expectations

Data Analysis

  • Sets and achieves ambitious goals with students
  • Manages and shares data regularly
  • Identifies strengths and growth areas in classroom/ grade level/schoolwide data 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

Grade Team Participation

  • Attends, participates, and presents during weekly meetings
  • Approaches teamwork with humility and offers help even when it hasn’t been asked for
  • Shares resources, plans, and ideas openly

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-orientated 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

  • Education required: BA/BS degree
  • Certification/Licensure Required: Short Call Substitute License
  • Record of exemplary results with students
  • Knowledge and application of assessment tools and data management

COMPENSATION

Salary for this position is 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.