Teacher - Elementary

Gem Prep: Online Online / Remote Elementary Not Applicable Full Time Posted 3Y ago

About this job

Are you interested in making a significant impact in students’ lives?  Would you like to be part of a team that is committed to do whatever it takes to make every student successful?  Gem Prep is seeking an entrepreneurial spirit who is committed to excellence and has a desire to join a fast-growing team. 
Gem Prep is a K- 12 college preparatory school.  At least sixty percent of Gem Prep students will graduate high school with an associate’s degree and the remainder will graduate with at least 18 college credits. During the elementary years, Gem Prep believes in building a strong academic foundation to prepare students for the rigorous learning environment in grades 7-12
Gem Prep views itself as a catalyst for changing K-12 education in Idaho, with an impact that extends beyond our schools to benefit students throughout the state. Our focus is to improve post-secondary preparedness and achievement for all students. Gem Prep Schools are part of the Gem Innovation Schools organization that serves K-12 students throughout Idaho, operating four charter schools in Nampa, Meridian and Pocatello and a statewide virtual school.  See www.gemprep.org for more information.
Gem Prep students develop the following competencies by the time they graduate high school. Gem Prep staff are expected to possess each of these same competencies.
Self-Aware, Self-Directed and Self-Disciplined
Creative Problem-Solver
Skilled Communicator and Collaborator

The teacher plans and delivers classroom instruction, which consists of both digital and face to face components. They are responsible for planning, preparing, and delivering instruction, ensuring the success of all students. Data and collaboration are used to create a powerful learning experience for every student.  This is a one year position for the 2020-2021 school year only.
Planning and Preparation
Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for students
Prepare intellectually by internalizing high-quality lessons before delivering them in order to ensure that all students are getting excellent instruction tailored to their needs  
Determine how students spend instructional time within fixed rotation schedule (i.e., digital software for knowledge and skill acquisition, large and small groups with teacher, etc.)
Plan each day to utilize every minute as learning time
Utilize assessments that accurately measure student progress
Classroom Environment
Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable
Create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
Establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport
Hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
Identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
Invest students in their learning using a variety of techniques
Communicate with students and parents, keeping them informed of students’ progress
Other duties as assigned
Professional Responsibilities
Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills
Collaborate with other teachers to analyze data, group students, teach, and assign interventions
Participate in professional development opportunities at school
Maintain availability outside of classroom time to provide student support (i.e. lunch hour, evenings, weekend, etc.)
Participate in student recruitment activities and events
**Working at Gem Prep**
Gem Prep focuses on hiring and developing great employees with high expectations and provides robust support to meet those expectations.  Gem Prep expects the following:
Results.  Gem Prep works relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable results. We strive for excellence and pursue our mission tenaciously. Ideally, you thrive working in a fluid environment where flexibility and tenacity are required.
Innovation. We embrace new approaches and ideas that have a powerful impact on learning and teaching, achieving success for every student. We believe that today’s students need schools that dramatically rethink the traditional learning and teaching process for the success of every student.   The status quo is not acceptable.  
Integrity. We are truthful, fair, and trustworthy in all aspects of our work. We expect the same of you.
Humility. If you are humble and teachable, this will be a powerful learning experience for you.  Your humility will be key to building trusted and authentic relationships as well as the key to your professional growth. We also understand that you bring valuable experiences and knowledge that will lift our team.
Teamwork. We value each of our team members as individuals but believe that we achieve the greatest results by working together.
Bachelor’s degree
Valid Idaho teaching certificate endorsed in All Subjects K-8.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. 

**Gem Prep is a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.  It is a condition of employment with Gem Prep that employees comply with this policy.**

*Any information provided by applicants in seeking a position with Gem Prep shall be truthful and accurate.  If an investigation should disclose untruthful or misleading answers, an application may be rejected, applicants may be removed from consideration, or employment with Gem Prep may be terminated*

Education required

Bachelor's Degree

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Gem Prep: Online is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.