KUA 5th grade – full time

/KUA 5th grade – full time
KUA 5th grade – full time 2018-08-08T17:21:33+00:00

 

Job Title: KUA 5th grade – full time Supervisor: Jani Hale
Department/Group: KUA HR Lead Cass Weiland
Location: Kids Unlimited Academy

821 N Riverside Ave, Medford

Position Type: Full Time
Level/Salary Range: $42,900 – $59,000 Travel Required: Summer training
Job Summary
Kids Unlimited Academy is dedicated to creating an educational environment that builds bridges between our children and the future. The vision of KUA is to be a “beacon of hope” that creates future leaders.  The adults who work for KUA know that whatever the job title, our sole purpose is to support the education of our children in a safe, nurturing high expectations and no excuses environment.
Job Description
 

  • The KUA 5th grade teacher will have a working knowledge of best practices in the area of classroom engagement, curriculum design and differentiating instruction both academically and socio emotionally.
  • There are two classes per grade with class sizes capped at 25. The KUA 5th grade teacher will work collaboratively with the other KUA 5th grade teacher to discover new and engaging avenues to engage students and successfully address learning gaps.
  • The KUA 5th grade teacher will apply best Professional Learning Community practices as he/she responds effectively to student data with Title I instructor, ELL teacher and fellow 5th grade teacher responding to data
  • All 5th  grade students are enrolled in an Advisory to begin their day. All KUA teachers serve as Advisors.
  • All class sizes are capped at 25
  • During student contact time, all KUA 5th grade students attend PE or an elective daily, providing the 5th grade teachers a 45 minute prep every day and 2 days a week, 90 minutes of prep.
  • Teacher work hours are an 8 hour day with a 30 minute lunch.
Qualifications
  • Bilingual Educators preferred, but not required;
  • Valid Oregon Teaching License or an action plan to gain a valid Oregon Teaching License prior to August 10th, 2018
  • A commitment to working with under-resourced youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the idea that with the right support and best teaching practices,  all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their circumstances or environment;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • A commitment to attaining both personal and collective goals to ensure the success of all students.
KUA Environment
  • Kids Unlimited Academy provides an extended day, extended year program, bringing students

approximately 30% more instructional time than the Medford School District’s district schools;

  • Kids Unlimited Academy is transitioning from a Success For All curriculum to curriculum tied to state and national standards.  
  • Engage New York is the academic math cornerstone of Kids Unlimited Academy.  Every day students will receive 90 minutes of instruction in both reading and math;
  • Teachers will have common planning time a minimum of three days each week to collaborate with their grade partner teacher to analyze data and strategize to increase successful student outcomes; and
  • Kids Unlimited Academy curriculum also includes two hours of enrichment programming which includes science, PE, music and art.
  • Kids Unlimited Academy is excited about the grant we’ve received to implement Project Lead the Way, an innovative science curriculum with a strong focus in the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) field, which will lay the foundation for success in the 21st century workplace.
Expectations of all KUA Teachers
  • Know what they want their students to learn, each day, each week, each month and each year.
  • Know how each student will learn what they need to learn.
  • Have a plan in place if less than 75% of their students have not learned what they wanted them to learn.
  • Be driven by a relentless desire to produce quantifiable results;
  • Be concerned with impacting the lives of students and changing the trajectory for students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to succeed;
  • Have a proven ability to provide rigorous instruction and maximize the learning potential of every child, regardless of ability level;
  • Develop detailed lesson plans, homework assignments, and assessments based on the school’s goals and adopted standards;
  • Measure and analyze student achievement and collaborate with other teachers and faculty to develop effective strategies to move kids forward a minimum of one level toward proficiency or advanced standing per year on statewide assessments;
  • Participate in school-wide family and community engagement activities, including home visits, phone calls to family members, and school-based meetings/conferences with families; and be willing to volunteer at one evening/weekend  fundraising event per year.
  • Be ready for challenging professional development and open to learning and implementing school-wide approaches to attaining high achievement
Compensation, Benefits & Rewards
  • Competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan.  
  • 2 weeks of professional development each summer;
  • Daily collaboration with colleagues who are all 100% dedicated to the success of every child; and
  • Opportunity to make a profound impact in the lives of children, and be a part of an exciting change in the educational landscape of Southern Oregon.
  • Competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan.  
  • 2 weeks of professional development each summer;
  • Daily collaboration with colleagues who are all 100% dedicated to the success of every child; and
  • Opportunity to make a profound impact in the lives of children, and be a part of an exciting change in the educational landscape of Southern Oregon.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete an application.  Then either email a resume and cover letter or drop one by our office on 821 N. Riverside in Medford Oregon.  Your cover letter should address specifically how you have used data to improve your teaching methods in the past, and provide some quantifiable results that students have produced during your time teaching. If you are a teacher with limited experience, please discuss some of the learning experiences you had during your time as a student teacher.  Call KUA’s front office at 541-774-3900 with questions.