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Secondary Science Teacher (Grades 7-10)

 

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We need diverse, driven, and dynamic teachers to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.

 

Teaching at Mana Academy is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. We leverage the respective cultural background of our scholars and school community to create a school environment that provides our scholars a sense of purpose and belonging. Because of the emphasis we put on building relationships as the foundation of producing successful outcomes and scholars, our teachers come to know the individual strengths and growth areas for each scholar in their charge, empowering them with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life.

 

We also empower our Teachers at Mana Academy to meet the needs of every scholar by teaching in a variety of ways. They teach content knowledge via direct instruction to the entire class, small group workshops, 1:1 targeted interventions, and by supporting scholars as they work on mastering content at their own pace.

 

Most of your time in the classroom is spent teaching cognitive skills through real-world project, using your expertise to help scholars apply their content knowledge to the world around them. In addition to leading content and projects, you will also mentor a small group of scholars throughout the school year and help coach them towards their personal goals.

 

Mana Academy is one of the most diverse schools in Utah. As a teacher, this will require you to be culturally responsive and creating equitable learning pathways for all scholars.

 

The Secondary Science Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

 

  • Complete all grading, progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
  • Daily responsive lesson planning, reviewing daily progress in the classroom and revising lesson plans with alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase scholar understanding;
  • Facilitate academic growth through implementing Utah State Board of Education Core Standards;
  • Weekly 1:1 mentoring/coaching with a small group of scholars to monitor and update Personal Learning Plans, reflect with mentees on academic progress,  goal setting, providing feedback on work, suggest learning approaches and strategies, and developing habit of success;
  • Work collaboratively in weekly professional learning communities with other teachers;
  • Review school-wide platform data and coordinate with other teachers and learning specialists interventions for scholars;
  • Create real-world projects with measurable outcomes that maximize cognitive skill development and content knowledge;
  • Support scholars and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;
  • Using provided communication tools to keep parents informed of scholars’ progress;
  • Consult with SPED team and/or learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to scholars’ programs to increase scholar understanding;
  • Attend professional development trainings and all staff meetings;
  • Making home visits;
  • Coordinate curriculum related social activities and relevant field trips for scholars;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

 

  • Applicants must hold a valid Utah Teaching License and proper endorsements
  • Strong technology skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Team player
  • Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
  • Compensation commensurate with experience

 

Mana Academy Charter School is a tuition-free, online public school that serves scholars in grades K–12 throughout Utah. Mana Academy is authorized under state law by the Utah State Charter School Board and governed by an independent Board of Directors and accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mana Academy Charter School

K-6 Campus

2355 S. Technology Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119

Phone: 801.972.MANA (6262)  |  Fax: 801.401.7135

 

Secondary Campus

3487 W 2100 South, Suite 200, West Valley City, UT 84119

Front Desk: 385.800.9100 | School Counselor: 385.800.9102 | Fax: 801.401.7135

 

 

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