Middle School Humanities (ELA/Social Studies) Teacher

Position Summary

A successful Digital Pioneers Academy 6th, 7th or 8th Grade Humanities Teacher will ensure that all DPA scholars meet the highest academic and behavior standards. We are committed to creating a community where every scholar and adult feels known, loved and respected. Teachers’ investment in building culture and character will prepare scholars to lead productive lives meeting the demands of the post-secondary arena and job market.

Teachers at DPA believe that all scholars can achieve at high levels. Teachers hold primary responsibility for implementation of Digital Pioneers Academy’s curriculum, creating corresponding humanities experiences, and ensuring the success of its scholars. Teacher provide rigorous educational experiences to propel scholar intellectual growth and mastery of learning standards.

Through our semi-self contained structure, in which each scholar cohort has two primary teachers: a STEM teacher and a Humanities teacher, partner teachers are able to co-plan personalized, context-specific interventions and targeted, holistic supports that carry through for their scholars across all core content areas.

At DPA, we operate as a team with one mission. We attract leaders in teaching with a successful track record of developing authentic relationships with scholars, families and professional peers. With a collective mission to develop the next generation of innovators, our teachers will develop ours scholars to not only consume, but create the digital economy.

Our middle school teachers are results oriented and strive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom:

  • Teaching scholars through an inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on the dual tenets of logic and reasoning
  • Driving academic outcomes by analyzing scholar work and data, and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all scholars
  • Developing strong relationships with parents and scholars, creating investment in school culture and academics
  • Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards
  • Designing assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
  • Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Collaborating with partner Humanities teacher to create consistent structures and systems for your shared cohort of scholars
  • Serving as an advisor to a small group of scholars
  • Effectively communicate with scholars, families, and colleagues
  • Cultivate a classroom environment in which scholars express a love for learning
  • Motivate scholars to think critically and take ownership over their own learning
  • Orchestrate innovative problem solving through multiple representations, meaningful mathematical discourse, and productive struggle
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior
  • Be accountable for scholars’ mastery of academic standards
  • Collaborate with colleagues and school leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public or charter school setting
  • Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Digital Pioneers Academy’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable
  • Evidence of self-motivation, diligence and willingness to be a team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high moral character

Digital Pioneers Academy offers a highly competitive salary based on education and experience. Teachers generally make between $64,500 and $85,000 per year. Digital Pioneers also offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package for all full-time staff.

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