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Historical Perspectives Teacher

Company: Thrival Indy Academy
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:


  • Create unit plans and lesson plans for and teach U.S. History based on the Students of History curriculum
  • Support the Student Services department with providing students with wrap-around services
  • Work collaboratively with school leader at staff to establish and maintain a school culture which aligns to Thrival Indy Academy vision and mission
  • Submit requests for necessary course materials to be ordered in a timely manner
  • Effectively implement purposeful, student-centered, and globally-focused curriculum
  • Attend and actively participate in teacher co-planning workshops, professional development activities, and team and staff meetings to improve teaching craft
  • Incorporate cultural competence throughout the curricula and learning experiences for students
  • Regularly collect, track, measure, and communicate student performance and growth to school leaders, parents and other stakeholders
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor QUALIFICATIONS Professional Experience
  • Highly qualified teacher with an Indiana secondary teaching credential in social studies, preferably historical perspectives and/or government
  • Special consideration for ESL certification
  • Proven track-record of student achievement with clear, quantifiable student gains, at least 2 years teaching experience within an urban education environment, preferably Indianapolis
  • Experience fostering the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize both qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision making
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students and families
  • Willingness to work nonstandard hours (e.g. for Parent Meetings)
  • Experience with cultural competence training and/or restorative justice practices strongly preferred Mindsets
  • Embodies the mission, vision and values of Thrival Indy Academy
  • Committed, in belief and action, to equity, diversity, and public education, with a strong social justice and culturally responsive youth development mindsets
  • Committed, in belief and action, to the Thrival Indy Academy educational model (i.e. global education; immersive, real world learning; project-based learning; personalized instruction)
  • Understands that all students are talented and capable of high level academic achievement and cognitive growth given the appropriate supports and resources
  • Empathetic, thoughtful, respectful, and responsive to both the Indianapolis community and to the international community
  • Resourceful in applying unique teaching applications given differing environments and changing circumstances
  • A responsive and adaptive team player; unbound by formal titles and willing to roll up sleeves to ensure student (and staff!) needs are met
  • Constant learner who actively seeks and implements feedback
  • Entrepreneurial mindset- willingness to be flexible and resourceful
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS This position requires participation in overnight camping excursion (3 nights).

Keywords: Thrival Indy Academy, Indianapolis , Historical Perspectives Teacher, Education / Teaching , Indianapolis, Indiana

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