Substitute Teacher

Position Type: Full Time, Immediate Hire

About Great Oaks Charter School Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015. This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.

Position Summary

Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington is seeking a student-centered, flexible, committed professional to fill the role of full time in-house substitute teacher. Substitute teachers will work on site as Great Oaks students return to in-person learning. The substitute teacher will step in for teachers who are out of the building as needed and follow prescribed lesson plans to ensure the continuity of student learning. They will also be called up to assist with school operations as needed.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
  • Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment
  • Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
  • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the playground and in the cafeteria
  • Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan
  • Fulfill student support functions such as small group instruction or lunch supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required
  • Associates degree, preferred
  • A willingness and ability to work in person (COVID-19 precautions will be taken by the school to ensure health and safety)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A track record of success building relationships with youth
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it-takes attitude

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • A full benefits package through the State of Delaware

Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

Para-educator

Position Type: Full time, 10-month, Immediate Hire

About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015.  This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.


Position Summary: 

Great Oaks is looking for a compassionate, equity-minded, student-centered individual to serve as a para-educator for our highest need students. Para-educators work one-on-one or in small groups with particular students throughout the day to support them with their academic and social-emotional development. It is essential that this individual has a firm belief that every student can succeed. Working under the direct supervision of our Director of Student Support Services, this individual will support students who have specialized educational and behavioral needs. They will be responsible for knowing and understanding the Individualized Education Plans for each student on their caseload and providing the necessary support and intervention.


Key responsibilities include:

Provide direct, individualized student support by:

  • Collaborating with general education teachers, special education teachers, and tutors to support in the implementation of appropriate accommodations/modifications for each student
  • Building relationships/maintain consistent communication with families regarding student progress
  • Assisting in collection and tracking of student data

Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:

  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone with students
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Taking on responsibilities such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. They will have a proven track record of professionalism and hard work. The successful candidate will also have:

  • A strong academic record with at least an Associates degree from a competitive college or university required
  • Delaware Para-educator Certification, preferred
  • Extremely strong relationship building and behavior management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.


Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

Special Education Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015.  This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.


Position Summary: 

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do and are the key to our students’ college success. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring every student at Great Oaks is supported in their academic development. He/she/they will be responsible for maintaining records for students with special needs, participating in IEP implementation and evaluation, co-teaching, scheduling services, and will be responsible for ensuring students with disabilities receive the proper accommodations within the classroom and during tutorial sessions. He/she/they will work closely with classroom teachers to develop assessments which are aligned to the Common Core standards, analyze student results, and work with teachers to make data-driven curricular decisions. All teachers will also take on additional responsibilities around the school such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and activities. Our most successful teachers are those who operate with a team mindset – we are all in this work together and it will take each and every one of us to achieve college success for our students.


Key responsibilities include:

Ensure the school is meeting the needs of all students by:

  • Ensuring all general education teachers and tutors know and understand the needs of their students with disabilities and appropriate accommodations/modifications to use
  • Reviewing the needs of incoming students and monitoring student progress
  • Building relationships with and maintaining consistent communications with families and students regarding student progress

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of the content matter
  • Using instructional strategies which are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Implementing research based curricula with fidelity

Contribute to the creation of a data-driven culture by:

  • Tracking and analyzing student data both publicly and internally to identify learning needs
  • Using student achievement data to set ambitious goals for the students
  • Collaborating with other teachers to differentiate curriculum based on assessment data and student need

Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:

  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction which led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he/they will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have:

  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in the subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in Special Education
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.


Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015.  This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.


Position Summary: 

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do and are the key to our students’ success. Our most successful teachers are mission-driven, adaptable and have a collaborative team mindset. 


Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Aligning planning to the Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellows to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center
  • Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:
  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of  content and subject matter 
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have: 


  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in the subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in middle level or secondary social studies (strongly preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.


Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

Middle School Science Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015.  This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.


Position Summary: 

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do and are the key to our students’ success. Our most successful teachers are mission-driven, adaptable and have a collaborative team mindset. 


Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Aligning planning to the Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellows to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center
  • Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:
  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of  content and subject matter 
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have: 


  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in the subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in middle level or secondary science (strongly preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.


Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

Middle School Math Teacher

2021-2022 School Year

About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015.  This school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. In the 2021-2022 school year, Great Oaks will add 12th grade to its enrollment, celebrating its first ever graduating high school class. Great Oaks provides a unique structure of support for its students. Middle school students receive daily individualized instruction from an AmeriCorps tutor to supplement their classroom learning. This commitment to mentorship and individualized learning helps Great Oaks students reach their maximum potential.


Position Summary: 

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do and are the key to our students’ success. Our most successful teachers are mission-driven, adaptable and have a collaborative team mindset. 


Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Aligning planning to the Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellows to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center
  • Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:
  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of  content and subject matter 
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have: 


  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in the subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in middle level or secondary math (strongly preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.


Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Giardiniere at [email protected]kswilm.org

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