Pool Teacher

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 10-month work schedule and base standard hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. Salary will be set annually on a performance-based schedule. Pool teacher will report to the Head of School or Principal. 

Major Function

The primary responsibilities of the pool teacher position are substitute teaching and performing instructional assistant duties. The pool teacher will be working towards the possession of a Florida teaching certificate for K-6 or one of the subject areas in Grades 6-12. The instructional position is responsible for the educational leadership of students in a group or class in an innovative charter school. The pool teacher will understand, demonstrate the use of, and implement the school’s curriculum, student instruction, and assessments to maximize educational achievement for all students, and work collaboratively to ensure a productive learning climate for all students that is safe, secure, and respectful. Implementation of strategies to reach the multiple intelligences of students through creative lessons is required. 

Essential duties and responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to classical education and the vision, mission, and philosophy of the school, and consistently developing, fostering, and advancing these concepts in students. 
  • Demonstrating understanding and mastery of central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline(s) taught, and effectively transmitting this knowledge to students, and making the subject matter meaningful to students.
  • Developing and maintaining a climate and culture of openness, fairness, mutual respect, kindness, support, and inquiry. 
  • Engaging every student in grade level-appropriate learning experiences that promote performance and intellectual and moral development.
  • Listening and interacting effectively with students, parents, colleagues, leadership, and community members, respecting diverse perspectives.
  • Demonstrating respect for students, colleagues, administrators, and parents.
  • Modeling and reinforcing good judgment, prudence, virtue, self-discipline, and responsibility.
  • Working effectively with school leadership and colleagues, parents, and the community to support students’ learning and well-being.
  • Providing professional leadership to establish a culture conducive to intellectual and moral development, knowledge acquisition, thinking, analysis, learning, and student diversity; involving students in the development of a mission and goals that support the school’s goals and guide classroom decisions, and using data effectively for continual improvement.
  • Developing and implementing a strategic planning system including course, unit, and lesson plans.
  • Providing opportunities for students to demonstrate appropriate progress toward graduation expectations: knowledgeable, lifelong learner; responsible individual; effective communicator; problem solver; collaborative team worker, and self-directed learner.
  • Providing students and parents with timely data for improvement in student achievement.
  • Using formal and informal assessment strategies to determine whether students have achieved high standards and modifying instructional strategies as needed to maximize achievement.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how students learn and provides learning opportunities that support intellectual, social, and personal development of diverse learners.
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe and secure classroom environment. 
  • Managing student misconduct promptly and resolving conflict and crises effectively. 
  • Promoting both independent and collaborative work ethics. 
  • Developing and managing human resources within the classroom by maintaining a professional development plan and engaging in professional development activities, recognizing students and parents for contributions to goal achievement. 
  • Using teaching and learning strategies that reflect each student’s culture, learning styles, special needs, and socioeconomic background. 
  • Seeking resources necessary to achieve classroom and school goals, such as course materials that match the reading levels of students. 
  • Using classroom processes that support effective teaching and learning to promote high student achievement, designing lessons to promote all student engagement in learning all the time through such strategies as active learning, hands-on application, and teacher-student and student-student conversations about the learning. 
  • Using appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes, record keeping, assessment, evaluation, and performance analysis. 
  • Demonstrating positive classroom results and trends. 
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university is preferred. 
  • High school degree or GED is required.
  • The pool teacher must be working towards the possession of a Florida teaching certificate for K-6 or one of the subject areas in Grades 6-12.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate, uphold, and promote in daily interactions a commitment to the school’s mission and vision, and the moral character and civic virtue the school embodies.

The organization is an equal opportunity employer. The organization is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in all areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training, assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, retention, and promotion. The board commits itself to the policy that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.