Welcome To Rooted School Las Vegas - Applying For The Social Studies/History Teacher (High School) Position
History/Social Studies Teacher
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start Date: July, 2024
Rooted School Las Vegas exists to accelerate upward mobility for underserved youth in Las Vegas, NV. The fourth in a national network of high-achieving schools, RSLV will bring an innovative education model to Clark County with the support of a national backbone organization, Rooted School Foundation.
Rooted’s goal is that all RSLV students graduate from high school with a job offer in one hand and a college acceptance letter in the other. Rooted’s student-centered model provides scholars with self-directed learning pathways, project-based learning, and industry-based internships and credentials to help them achieve academic success and prepare for a high-paying career.
Opening its doors in 2024, RSLV will serve 360 students annually when all grades (9-12) are filled. 66% of students are projected to be from low-Income families, 43% are projected to be Latinx students, and the school anticipates serving students receiving ELL services (14%).
Overview of the Role:
In your role, you will be a lead executor of our History/Social Studies curriculum and work directly with our Founding School Leader, Board, and other members of our statewide and national network to help spearhead Rooted School’s launch in Las Vegas, NV.
As our Founding History/Social Studies Teacher, you will work in step with our instructional team to fulfill our school-wide vision for how we grow our innovative, high school educational experience for incoming high-school students and execute the curriculum to bring that vision to reality.
Above all, you will help us determine how we will fulfill the Rooted Promise This will not be easy. Many will say we cannot do it. I hope you’ll join us anyway.
The Foundation of How We Work Together
We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s Mission
- We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)
- We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative)
- We want teammates who have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to cultural competence and equity
- We want teammates who have knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others
- We want teammates who have the ability to recognize each person as a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage
- We want teammates who have the ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
- We want teammates who supports a positive school environment that celebrates, respects and values diversity, where learning is made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures
- We want teammates who exhibit an exceptional ability to execute at a high level in the classroom while concurrently building secure attachments with students
- We want teammates who are deeply invested in trauma-sensitive and restorative practices and masters of classroom management
- We want teammates who have knowledge of project-based learning in English (preferred)
- We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on project-based learning as a means to develop content knowledge and skills (preferred)
- We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on digital curriculum as a means to develop basic content knowledge and skills (preferred)
- We want teammates who are committed to researching and remaining abreast of best instructional practices that may advance our mission
Areas of Responsibility Include (but are not limited to):
- Creating, refining, + maintaining the History/Social Studies curriculum at Rooted School Las Vegas
- Collaborating with other content area teachers to design cross-curricular projects and emphasize targeted soft skills across the curriculum
- Meticulously monitor student data, provide frequent feedback, and targeted student support in response to data
- Consistently implement and execute student interventions with flexible grouping
- Execute Rooted’s blended learning hybrid self-directed, academic model with fidelity and consistency
- Actively establishing Rooted's culture among staff, students, partners, and the community-at-large
- Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A completed post-baccalaureate secondary teacher certification and/or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Government, Public Policy, or other relevant programs.
- Valid Nevada State Teaching Certificate, or can obtain a Nevada State Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement
- Knowledge of academic coursework to be taught and teaching methods for the 21st-century classroom
- Experience in developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum adaptation, the use of higher level thinking skills, knowledge of differing learning styles and alternative assessment techniques
- Experience with and analyses of state, local, and teacher-developed assessments
- Bilingual preferred
If you're as excited about this role as we are, we encourage you to apply, or send us your resume and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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