Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) 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 English Language Arts (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