DCVPA Middle Grades Social Studies Teacher
Summary of Position:
Middle grades teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will plan and deliver instruction based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Instruction will enable students to learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development. Teachers will utilize a personalized student data management system to individualize learning experiences for students designed to help them reach their fullest potential. Ongoing formative assessment will provide necessary data to inform instructional decisions and design appropriate interventions. Middle grades teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will operate as members of the school’s kinship network, extended family unit. The kinship network will support the growth and development of all students. Staff will actively participate as members of professional learning communities with colleagues and faculty from the Watson College of Education. Teachers and other instructional staff hired to work at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy are expected to attend a fully-funded out of state professional development opportunity during the week of June 23-June 27, 2018. Teachers and other instructional staff hired to work at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy are expected to participate in four additional paid weeks of professional development and planning as outlined in the D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy year-round school calendar.
Valid North Carolina teaching license in middle grades social studies or eligible to hold such license;
Demonstrated success working with diverse populations and students who have historically struggled academically and socially;
Demonstrated evidence of professional development;
Demonstrated growth on the NC Educator Effectiveness Rating Scale or comparable metric that aligns to North Carolina Teaching Standards
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate well with school personnel, students, and parents;
Demonstrated functional knowledge of computers and all aspects of related software and collaborative environments (ex. Microsoft Office Professional software programs and Google Classroom);
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and accomplish specific tasks as requested;
Demonstrated knowledge of content;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignment;
Ability to maintain a structured classroom environment that promotes and enhances inquiry-based learning;
Ability to constantly monitor the safety and wellbeing of students;
Comply with confidentiality requirements in local, state and federal policies and statutes;
Ability to co-teach, plan, support, and work collaboratively with candidate/ student teachers.
Master’s degree in middle grades education or related field;
Dual certification in additional core content area;
Dual certification in special education;
Eligible to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL);
Experience mentoring pre-service or beginning teachers;
National Board Certified
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our model creates kinship networks, extended family units that support student growth and development. Our learning community is personalized, inquiry-based, experiential, and reflective. Students will learn, thrive, and soar within a framework that integrates project-based learning through quests which allow students to move, depending on grade level, from novice to apprentice to artisan levels through their choice of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics), creative and performing arts, or civic engagement.
The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should address documents to Dr. Donyell Roseboro, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-5991. Applicants must attach the following documents:
List and contact information of three professional references;
Other A-List of professional development completed within the past three years;
Other B-UNCW is seeking teachers with an appetite to lead instructional design in their classrooms, innovate on behalf of the students at Virgo, and continuously improve practices within the building. Candidates are asked to attach a statement (250 words maximum) describing a current practice that demonstrates how they innovate on behalf of their students.
Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/10498