Teacher - High School Spanish

Amethod Public Schools (AMPS)

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Posted : 2023-10-26
Amethod Public Schools (AMPS) is mission and values driven organization. Our mission is to provide a rigorous college preparatory education and character development program that will prepare students from underserved communities to succeed in college and beyond. Our day to day work is embodied with a set of core values: Students First, Be Adaptable, Perseverance, Take Responsibility, and Commitment to Distinction. We are looking for team members who exude these values and a passion for our mission.


We recognize that the number one factor impacting student achievement is quality, presence, and effectiveness of every teacher within the classroom. We find it crucial to recruit, develop, support and retain great educators as the key to the success of our students and the network as a whole. By providing our teachers with individualized professional development and training, ongoing support as they develop their teaching skills and creating career advancement opportunities through our innovative Career Path System, we aim to foster professional growth and a commitment to education.


Student Achievement & Character Development

Set and hold students to extremely high academic and behavioral standards

Relentlessly demonstrate and embody the schools core values and ensure that students are challenged

Believe in measurable student academic growth to increase individual student's achievement

Core Instructional Excellence

Assess every student's mastery of the content and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding

Demonstrate strong content knowledge

Prepare questions, model responses and practice effective instructional delivery

Lead students through guided and independent practice and regularly check for understanding

Ensure academic rigor by asking increasingly difficult questions, accepting only high quality student responses and posting examples of high quality work

Use engagement strategies (e.g., rapid fire questioning, choral responses, tracking, non-verbal responses, etc)

Meet needs of range of students, providing extra support, or variation of work

Classroom Culture

Implement effective classroom management

Create positive, engaging , achievement-oriented and structured learning environment where students are excited about and invested in their academics;

Set and reinforce clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school's overall vision

Discuss, teach, and reinforce character skills.

Planning and Data Analysis

Set measurable, ambitious yet attainable goals for the year and for each interim assessment cycle

Use data from interim assessments, quizzes and informal assessments to inform and guide instruction

Understands and knows standards and how standards are assessed

Objectives based lessons; develop and implement specific strategies to ensure that each student achieves gains

Student Supervision, Safety and Well-being

Be responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and productive learning environment for all students

At all times, act in a manner in alignment with AMPS Core Values and any individual site norms to promote respect and professionalism among students and colleagues

Be proactive in addressing issues to student safety and well-being (e.g., bullying, etc.)


Required knowledge and skills:
Strong classroom management and presence

Demonstrated mastery of subject matter

Unyielding commitment to students, self and school's constant learning and development

Relentlessness - doing what it takes to ensure success

Team player for the school yet competitive for the class

Highly organized

Belief in Amethod's mission, educational model, and Core Values

Strong work ethic, no excuse, and go getter attitude.

Educational Background and Work Experience:
Two years of teaching experience with a record of high student achievement (preferred but not absolutely necessary)

Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university

Credential Copy ( Credential must show subject description, expiration date, and EL authorization)

CBEST passing score required

Experience working with youth

Willingness to apply for certification within 45 days if not already certified or credentialed

To Apply: Please email the following to careers@amethodschools.org:

Cover Letter • Resume • Undergrad/grad Transcripts (unofficial ok) • 3 references


Apply at our website at www.amethodschools.org/careers
Job Location
Richmond, California, United States
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