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English Language Arts Teacher Job Description

 

General Purpose: Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages CCA students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Main Job Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences with Core Knowledge and Core Virtues Curriculum
  • establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • administer school-wide assessments and use data to inform instruction
  • identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • use relevant educational and/or assistive technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate student's performance and development
  • grade classwork, tests, and assignments and provide appropriate feedback
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies, and school regulations
  • prepare required reports as requested by the school administration
  • manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • maintain discipline following the directions and disciplinary systems of the school
  • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings, and professional development
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • keep updated with developments in the subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • adhere to CCA school policies and procedures


Job Skills & Requirements
:

  • Bachelor's degree in English or related field
  • South Carolina State Certification


Preferred Qualifications
: Master's degree in secondary education or related field; Experience with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)


Application Directions: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to schooldirector@cherokee.education.

 

Elementary Teacher Job Description

General Purpose: Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages CCA students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.


Main Job Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
:

  • plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences with Core Knowledge, Eureka, and Core Virtues Curriculum
  • establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • administer school-wide assessments and use data to inform instruction
  • identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • use relevant educational and/or assistive technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate student's performance and development
  • grade classwork, tests, and assignments and provide appropriate feedback 
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies, and school regulations
  • prepare required reports as requested by the school administration
  • manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • maintain discipline following the directions and disciplinary systems of the school
  • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings, and professional development
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • keep updated with developments in the subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • adhere to CCA school policies and procedures 


Job Skills & Requirements
:

  • Bachelor's degree in elementary education, literacy, or related field   
  • South Carolina State Certification 


Preferred Qualifications
: Master's degree in education or related field; Experience with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)


Application Directions: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to schooldirector@cherokee.education. 

Literacy Coach Job Description

 

Position Description:

The Literacy Coach will provide instructional support and coaching to Cherokee Charter Academy teachers as they work to ensure that each student is able to reach his or her academic potential. The Literacy Coach’s primary role is to work with English Language Arts (ELA) teachers and academic interventionists to support best practices in using data, provide analysis of school-wide trends in literacy-based instruction, and make recommendations about potential next steps to address areas of need. As an advisor to teachers, academic interventionists, and the leadership team, the Literacy Coach is responsible for the following areas:

  •  observing instructional delivery, documenting, and providing feedback to enhance and support the development of each teacher's content area
  •  supporting teachers in the design of units and lessons for the development of their Core Knowledge curriculum
  •  analyzing data to modify curriculum and forms of assessment to meet students' needs
  •  working with the academic staff in the school to support sharing of best practices
  •  coordinating and managing all matters related to the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) and summer reading programs
  • maintaining CCA’s coaching schedule in alignment with the CCA instructional coaching model and strategic plan
  •  delivering and participating in school-wide and grade level professional development

 

The Literacy Coach must take a hands-on approach to improving instruction and effectiveness by working at various levels to directly improve ELA instruction, student learning, and foster teacher development. This may include co-teaching and/or modeling lessons in classrooms, helping teacher groups plan instruction, and facilitating professional development.

The Literacy Coach is a full-time position.

 

Reporting:

Reports to the School Leader and Academic Dean at CCA

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Literacy Coach will work closely with teachers, administrators, and the instructional team to strategically create and implement a plan to increase student achievement in English Language Arts (ELA) as evidenced by data.

 

  • S/he will play an integral role in the efforts to align Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) literacy curriculum and oversee ELA progress monitoring throughout the school
  • S/he will work collaboratively with the school personnel to advise teachers on developing instructional strategies and intervention programs for students across learning levels
  • Support the development of high-quality/effective ELA instruction in grades 3-6, observe and coach developing ELA teachers to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, and the use of data, assessment, and instructional technology.
  • Work with the instructional team and teachers to refine and develop common standards-based pacing plans, mid-year, and end of year common assessments for each grade level.
  • Work to facilitate analysis of data provided by diagnostics, common assessments, and formative assessments.
  • Work with school administrators to develop policies and school structures that facilitate the improvement of ELA instruction and the appropriate interventions and supports for students.
  • Support and deliver guidance on literacy using research-based learning techniques and the transition to the South Carolina state learning standards.
  • Continuously monitor, track, and analyze student achievement data to identify needed supports and strategies.

 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • South Carolina Teaching Credential
  • Experience working with adult learners, coaching teachers, and delivering professional development
  • assisting, developing, and evaluating professional teaching (ADEPT) certification
  • At least three years of teaching experience in a K-12 school setting
  • Experience working with adult learners, coaching teachers, and delivering professional development
  • A deep understanding of theories of literacy, including the diagnostic teaching of reading and reading intervention
  • An understanding of the South Carolina standards for ELA, current trends and best practices in curriculum design and instruction.
  • Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent and understanding.
  • Experience in analyzing data and using results to modify curricula.
  • Commitment to the CCA mission and willingness to serve the CCA community.

 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, literacy, or related field
  • Significant experience with ELA curriculum development and daily lesson planning; experience with Core Knowledge (CKLA) and/or Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) preferred.

 


Salary and Benefits
: CCA offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with relevant experience and anticipated duties and responsibilities, including comprehensive health benefits. Salary range of $45,000-$60,000 depending on experience. 

Special Education Teacher Job Description


General Purpose: Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages CCA students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.


Main Job Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
:

  • plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences with Core Knowledge, Eureka, and Core Virtues Curriculum in a small group setting and/or classroom push-in
  • update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies, and school regulations
  • construct IEP and/or 504 documents in collaboration with team members 
  • schedule and participate in committee on special education meetings with Director of Special Education 
  • maintain a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • administer school-wide assessments and use data to inform instruction
  • identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • use relevant educational and/or assistive technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate student's performance and development
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress toward goals and development
  • appropriately manage student behavior in the classroom and establish positive relationships 
  • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings, and professional development
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • adhere to CCA school policies and procedures 
  • work collaboratively with classroom assistants and the Director of Special Education as needed 
  • maintain professionalism in the workplace 


Job Skills & Requirements
:

  • Bachelor's degree in special education, literacy, or related field                                                           
  • South Carolina State Certification (Special Education)


Preferred Qualifications
: Master's degree in special education or related field; Experience with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)


Application Directions: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to
schooldirector@cherokee.education

Make a difference at Cherokee Charter Academy

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, all teaching certification documentation, and contact information for three professional references to Jason Byrd, School Director: schooldirector@cherokee.education

The Charter Institute at Erskine College

Cherokee Charter Academy is authorized by the Charter Institute at Erskine College, a statewide charter school authorizer. For more information about the Institute, visit www.erskinecharters.org