23-24 Elementary Spanish Teacher

Blackstone Valley Prep

Job Category
Academic-Teaching
Overview
Posted : 2023-11-03
Description
BVP is an intentionally diverse network of tuition-free public charter schools. As a founding member of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools, BVP offers a high-quality school choice to the families of Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket.
We firmly believe that all scholars can achieve success in college and the world beyond, so we collaboratively work to foster a college prep culture. Apart from academics, we believe that preparing scholars for the world beyond also means experiencing the diversity of the world we live in today. Our network is designed to be diverse, accepting students from the four communities that share a region but differ substantially in their socio-economic, racial, and ethnic demographics. We seek to create a staff with a similarly diverse set of backgrounds and experiences that reflect that of our students, families, and communities. Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy is now hiring dedicated team members who are willing to do whatever it takes to put all scholars on a path to college. Successful candidates should understand and advocate for the importance of equity in classrooms, curriculums, and throughout school systems.
Learn more about why BVP is different.
If required for the role, employees must hold and provide evidence of an appropriate Rhode Island certification by their date of hire. Rhode Island offers reciprocity with over 30 states across the country. Learn more here.
Opportunities and Benefits for a BVP Team Member include (but are not limited to):
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plan
  • Internal hiring to capitalize on individual strengths and interests
  • Referral and return bonuses
  • Ongoing opportunities for professional development and tuition reimbursement
  • All staff members receive 7 personal days per year
  • Opportunities for curriculum development
  • 401(k) retirement plan that is 100% vested immediately with an employer match of 5%
  • Generous parental leave benefits
  • Matched flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
  • Longevity Bonuses
  • School-aged children of BVP employees receive preference in enrollment (restrictions apply)
Expectations of a BVP Team Member include (but are not limited to):
  • Acts on the belief that 100% of scholars can be successful in college and the world beyond
  • Embraces the diversity of the BVP community by fostering an environment of respect and inclusion while actively working to build an equitable school community
  • Cultivates positive identity formation for scholars and prepares them to live and work together in a diverse world
  • Is results driven, with excellent planning and organizing skills, and a do whatever it takes attitude and work ethic
  • Engages meaningfully in school and network professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members
  • Acts ethically and with integrity while following all school, network, and state policies
  • Engages families as partners in scholar success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures
  • Attends mandatory professional development sessions and family meet and greets
In addition, Spanish Teachers are expected to:
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establish a culture of learning that reflects the educational importance of the work undertaken by both scholars and teachers
  • Establish and monitor routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and the efficient use of time
  • Manage scholar behavior to allow for high levels of engagement with the content
  • Model a precise and expressive use of language to effectively communicate with scholars, including: expectations for learning, directions for activities, and explanations of content
  • Use questions, prompts, and discussion techniques to cognitively challenge scholars, advance high-level thinking and discourse, and promote metacognition
  • Intellectually engage all scholars in learning through well-designed learning tasks and activities that require complex thinking, and include appropriate scaffolding
  • Utilize formative and summative assessments to drive instructional planning, monitor scholar learning, provide feedback to scholars, and facilitate scholars self-monitoring of learning
Qualifications:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (written and spoken)
  • Successful applicants must hold an appropriate Rhode Island teacher certification certification by their date of hire. Rhode Island offers reciprocity with over 30 states across the country. Learn more here.
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in a diverse public school setting preferred, but not required
  • A bachelors degree is required
To Apply:
    Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online. Your cover letter should highlight your alignment with our mission. Your cover letter and resume should be saved with your first and last name. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our team. If you are selected to advance in the hiring process, you will be contacted by a BVP team member.
    Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or ancestry.
Job Location
Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
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