High School Social Studies Teacher/Advisor
Company: Dayton Early College Academy
Posted on: June 24, 2022
HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER/ADVISOR
Who We Are:
The Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) is an award-winning, high
performing network of charter schools located in Dayton, Ohio.
Serving grades K-12, DECAs three campuses are singularly focused on
helping children from the city of Dayton gain the skills they need
to be successful in college and beyond.
We prepare future college graduates today to become the leaders of
our community tomorrow.
+ Put students first;
+ Demand success;
+ Invest deeply in relationships;
+ Do whats right;
+ Prove education changes lives;
+ Find joy.
Our Students and Results :
We serve students in grades K-12 in the Dayton Public School area;
academic proficiency is not considered during the admissions
process. Admission is first come, first served.
+ 94% of our students are African-American and 72% are economically
+ Over 80% of our students will be first in their family to go to
+ DECA is committed to providing a rigorous and engaging academic
+ Our campuses foster an awareness of social justice issues;
+ Strong community partnerships are at the core of our success;
+ DECA alumni graduate from college at a rate nearly 5 times the
national average for first generation college students and on par
with their suburban counterparts.
+ Are developing and practicing cultural competence in their
teaching, teamwork, and leadership;
+ Build relationships with students, families, colleagues, and
+ Provide, seek, and act on feedback;
+ Live our Core Values.
Job Summary: Social Studies Teachers/Advisors at DECA serve as
advocates and guides for students' learning based upon individual
student needs and gifts. Teachers/advisors know their students
well, help them plan and follow through on their learning goals,
and work tirelessly to create optimal learning experiences for
students in their advisory groups. Teachers/advisors report to the
+ Valid teaching license/certificate for the assigned grade, and/or
+ Effective interpersonal skills with children and adults;
+ A broad range of interests and experience, with a passion for
+ Solid, basic knowledge in core content areas;
+ Prior relevant experience preferred;
+ Sound classroom management skills;
+ Ability to improvise and problem solve;
+ Experience with technology?integration in the teaching and
+ Effective in an interdisciplinary, teamed environment;
+ Demonstrated ability to take initiative, provide leadership,
define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid
+ Entrepreneurial spirit;
+ An affinity for supporting students as individual learners;
+ Dedication to the mission of assuring student learning and
+ Serve as positive role model for students;
+ Demonstrate a positive, supportive, enthusiastic, and encouraging
attitude with all students;
+ Implement, by instruction and action, DECAs mission and core
+ Advocate for, and on behalf of, students and families;
+ Celebrate student accomplishments;
+ Develop meaningful, appropriate relationships with each student
and his/her parent/guardian;
+ Be available to students and parents for education?related
purposes, including, within reason, outside of the traditional
prescribed times and day, when necessary;
+ Facilitate student learning plans with each family or
+ Forecast educational needs of each student;
+ Know, understand, and implement DECAs goals and how they align to
content area standards as defined by Ohio Department of
+ Plan a program of instruction that is both challenging and that
meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of each
+ Employ a variety of educational techniques in pursuit of
educational goals, and establish clear objectives for each student,
and provide supplemental and educational activities that support
+ Facilitate student learning outside the school building via a
variety of field experiences;
+ Assist in identifying, establishing, and monitoring learning
opportunities for students;
+ Ensure that each student employs materials prescribed by school
staff (personal learning plans, planners, journals, etc. as
+ Hold students accountable for their academic progress;
+ Report each students progress, both educationally and socially,
through regularly scheduled reports, phone calls to parents, and
weekly student meetings;
+ Attend faculty meetings and other staff development and planning
sessions as determined by the principal and school staff;
+ Maintain accurate, complete, and factual records on each student
as required by school law;
+ Assess and facilitate the strengths and needs of the whole
learner: physically, socially and emotionally, and
+ Design plans and strategies for individual students learning;
+ Continue assessment of student progress and alter plans and
strategies toward student learning success;
+ Mediate student conflicts to the best of your ability;
+ Work with the school team on academic and social/behavioral
intervention strategies for student;
+ Periodically transport students complying with traffic ordinances
and school transportation policy;
+ Perform other duties as assigned by the principal; and
+ Strive to continually improve professional competence.
Terms of Employment:
+ 195 days
+ Salary to be determined based on experience and education
+ All staff members are issued one-year contracts.
Workplace locations include:
+ School, activity center, outdoor play areas;
+ Retreat/field sites; and
+ Other environments as deemed necessary/appropriate.
+ While performing the duties of his/her job, the employee is
regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and/or hear.
+ The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and
arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
+ The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
+ Specific vision abilities required for this position include
close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
Additional Working Conditions:
+ The noise level in this work environment is quiet to loud
depending on the activity and location.
+ Working conditions for this job include (1) possible exposure to
blood, bodily fluids, and tissue; and (2) occasional operation of a
motor vehicle to transport students.
+ The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
The information in this job description is in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive
list of the duties performed for the position. Additional duties
performed by individuals currently holding the position and
additional duties may be assigned.
This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employee signature below constitutes employees understanding of the
requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.
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