Teacher Job Description and Hiring Process Based on a nationally recognized and award-winning model for secondary education, Envision Schools will be hiring teachers for 4 high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area: City Arts and Technology High School (CAT), Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School (Metro), Envision Academy of Arts and Technology, and Impact Academy of Arts and Technology. At Envision Schools, we strive to make our schools an exciting place to work, teach, learn, create and innovate by actively fostering an environment where all staff are part of a professional learning community and a larger student and parent community that honors respect, trust, risk-taking and openness to learning. Envision Schools is dedicated to helping students achieve personal and academic success. By using proven best practices for teaching and learning, Envision School graduates will demonstrate: • Knowledge and academic skills necessary for success in college and career • Habits and skills associated with academic excellence, innovation, creative expression, problem solving, and entrepreneurship • Mastery of leadership, artistic, and technological skills Envision Schools is seeking smart, experienced and passionate teachers who want to work in a student- centered environment of respect and trust with high expectations for all members of the community. Positions Available for the 2008-2009 school year: • English/Language Arts • Science • Integrated Math • Social Studies/Humanities • Spanish • Digital Media • Art (Performing/Visual) • Resource Specialist (Special Education) Teachers can expect: • 24:1 student to teacher ratio • Classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art-technology and a laptop computer for professional use • Membership in a professional learning community that fosters respect, trust, risk-taking, an openness to learning and the sharing of ideas, and continuously improving practice • Collaboration as a member of a team that often includes guest artists and/or experts from the community in the designing of projects, curriculum and student outcomes • Ample planning time to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment • To teach their subject area course, serve as an advisor to approximately 20 students, and teach one elective course or supervise a student club • Design and implement project-based curriculum around current events, personal backgrounds, historical realities while integrating academic competency with 21st century skills • To know their students well, develop a strong sense of community in the classroom, and personalize each student’s learning experience • Accountability and support for student performance toward identified standards • To meet cooperatively with parents on a scheduled basis to share information about their students and the school • A demanding learning environment that requires staff to be flexible and problem-solvers who manage ambiguity and adversity well • Dedication to the vision and best practices of Envision Schools, both in the classroom and as a professional learning community Salary and working conditions: Salary: Commensurate with experience and success in the classroom Work year: 186 days Summer Planning: PAID summer planning required (1 week at the end of June and 3 weeks in early August) Minimum qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree • Valid California Teaching Credential in subject area of instruction (some states have credential reciprocity with California) Hiring Process: 1. Please submit the following via e-mail to Envision Schools at email@example.com: • Cover Letter • Resume 2. Candidates who are invited to interview will be expected to: • Provide Envision Schools with college or university transcripts • Complete an Envision Schools Employment Application • Submit letters of reference and/or reference contact information (applicants are encouraged to include letters from supervisors, teaching colleagues and students) • Bring a single sample of student work to share with the interview committee • Conduct a demonstration lesson and/or submit a videotape of their classroom About Envision Schools: Envision Schools was founded as a 501(c)(3) charter school management organization in 2002 to bring high quality college preparatory education to communities with the greatest need. Although Envision Schools focuses on students who will be the first in their families to attend college, the organization’s goal is to send all its students to college. Each Envision school is academically rigorous and integrates art and technology across the curriculum to instill the critical thinking, life experience and creative skills necessary for students to be successful in college and beyond. Today, Envision Schools operates four schools in the Bay Area – two in San Francisco, one in Oakland, and one in Hayward. For More Information: Come and learn about Envision Schools. Visit our Open Houses and see us in action! Please contact Denice Leong – firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-348-9955 x146 to RSVP for the events. 2/20/08 – 9:30-11:30am: Teacher Open House Impact Academy 16292 Foothill Blvd. San Leandro, CA 94578 2/26/08 – 9:30-11:30am: Teacher Open House City Arts & Technology 301 De Montfort Avenue San Francisco, CA 94112 2/28/08 – 5:00-8:30pm: Teacher Open House, Dinner, AND Exhibition Night City Arts & Technology 301 De Montfort Avenue San Francisco, CA 94112 3/19/08 – 9:30-11:30am: Teacher Open House Envision Academy 1515 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94612 3/21/08 – 9:30-11:30am: Teacher Open House Metropolitan Arts & Technology – 2340 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA 94115 4/18/08 – 9:30-11:30am: Teacher Open House Metropolitan Arts & Technology – 2340 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA 94115 Visit the Envision Schools website: www.envisionschools.org, email email@example.com, or call 415-348-9955. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.