2020-2021 Ethnic Studies Teacher
ACE Charter Schools
About the organization
ACE: Believe. Belong. Become.
ACE serves 5th-12th grade students at 3 middle schools and 1 High School in East San Jose. Founded out of community organizing, ACE strategically recruits students and families that haven’t felt like they belonged at school. As a result, 91% of our students are considered low-income, 20% of students qualify for special education services, and 50-60% are classified as English-Learners. After 12 years, our model is seeing results: 100% of the ACE High School seniors meet a-g eligibility requirements for CSU/UC compared with 35% across the state.
Our relationship-driven, community-focused approach embodies our tagline: “Grow Everyone Everyday.”
- Maintain the unwavering belief in the extraordinary potential of every student.
- Maintain a growth mindset with all stakeholders.
- Build authentic relationships with students by serving as a mentor; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
- Build authentic relationships with families through school events, phone calls, and conferences.
- Commit to equitable teaching and learning opportunities for all students with a dedication to the success of students, their families, and the community.
- Design and implement both in-person and virtual learning lesson plans for students.
- Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
- Collaborate with ACE Learning Specialists to support a full-inclusion model of Special Education to the greatest extent possible.
- Create a warm yet firm classroom culture through the consistent implementation of behavior ladders.
- Celebrate student growth, as well as proficiency.
- Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
- Communicate effectively and respectfully with all stakeholders.
- Approach professional development (training, observations, coaching, and feedback) with commitment and reflection.
- You hold a bachelor’s degree.
- You have a valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state preferred but not required.
- You have teaching experience in San Jose or a community with similar demographics.
- You are a mission-driven individual who has experience working with diverse student populations, including English language learners and students with disabilities.
- Your ability to speak in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
- You have experience using Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, etc), as well as Google Classroom and/or other distance learning platforms.
- You have experience using Zoom both as a user and presenter.
Competitive According to ACE Pay Scale
Contact email: [email protected]
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