Academic Teacher


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Association Offices
50 State House sq 2nd FL
Child Care
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To teach reading/phonics skills, using multi-sensory language instruction, to young children.


  • Be available Monday-Thursday for entire 6 week duration
  • Implement (literacy & math) curricula and activities to meet academic standards
  • Utilize formal assessment data to refine and adapt curriculum lessons and inform instructional practices
  • Develop daily engaging lesson plans aligned to specific learning objectives
  • Deliver relevant, engaging, and rigorous lessons utilizing a variety of instructional methods
  • Maintain an organized and efficient classroom
  • Adhering to all Power Scholars Academy, district professional expectations, and compliance issues
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment
  • Motivate and hold scholars to high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior grounded in positive discipline
  • Empower scholars to make positive choices and serve as a role model
  • Be able to meet scholars' individual academic and instructional needs
  • Implement collaborative and co-teaching instructional strategies with Power Scholars Academy tutors
  • Communicate effectively with scholars, families, Power Scholars Academy staff, and host school staff
  • Comply with all Power Scholars Academy and/or district professional development requirements


  • Have the ability to work efficiently on computer, and to be able to solve minor computer problems independently.
  • Be able to act as a team player, be well-organized and able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Approach her/his duties with enthusiasm, patience, and good humor.


To be hired the individual must:

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school with (elementary/middle school/K-8) children
  • Valid state (elementary/middle school literacy/middle school math) teaching certification
  • Previous and relevant experience in utilizing and implementing data-driven instructional practices
  • Experience in the use of technology (computer/internet) for assessment and instruction
  • Knowledge of differentiated instructional practices and strategies
  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars within their community
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in a classroom setting
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for (literacy/math/literacy & math) academic standards and instructional rigor
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach
  • Respect for all children
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player
  • Belief and commitment to the Y's mission and values