We are looking for bright, energetic leaders who are passionate and urgent about solving our nation’s education challenges. Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of DRCS’s curriculum and the success of its students. Teachers will report to the School Leader and Instructional Team.
Excellent teaching is by far the most significant in-school factor driving student learning. To achieve the results we seek for all of our students, we will have an intensive focus on highly-effective teacher coaching, so that every teacher at DRCS is providing a world-class education for our students. Studies have shown that high quality teacher development can quickly change teacher practice and increase effectiveness, for both new and veteran teachers. Our professional development and coaching model dramatically accelerates teacher growth, ensuring a highly-skilled, highly effective teacher in every classroom. Teachers will be coached more than 10 times as frequently as at even the highest performing schools around the country. We accomplish this through the following actions:
The school leader spends 80% of his time developing the teachers and the Instructional Coaches
Coach-to-teacher ratio is kept at 10:1 or less
The operations team is responsible for all non-instructional responsibilities throughout the building
We hire growth-minded teachers who love to practice and to improve their craft from day to day, hour to hour
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Mastery of and enthusiasm for Physical Education and teaching
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in service for others and service learning
Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and maintain a positive learning environment
Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the playground and in the cafeteria
Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan
For long-term substitutes: develop lesson plans and assignments consistent with the regular teacher’s past lesson plans
Additional duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in education
Valid PA State Teacher Certification is preferred, not required
General knowledge of several subjects
Ability to adapt plans to specific classrooms
Flexibility and critical-thinking skills
Title: Building Substitute Location: Philadelphia, PA 19134
***1PM DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS ON PSSA TESTING DAYS.***
ELA (English Language Arts): April 15-17 Math: April 29-30 Science (4th Grade only): May 1-2
Have your child get a good night’s rest.
Have your child eat a good, healthy breakfast.
Encourage your child to try their best.
Encourage your child to take their time, read carefully and check their work.
Be at school and be on time! Remember school starts at 8:00 am.
All mobile devices will be collected prior to the assessment, and returned following.