Western School of Science and Technology: A Challenge Foundation Academy exists to transform Maryvale by improving low-income west Phoenix students’ opportunities for advancement in the new, global, technological economy by providing needed preparation for the academic rigors of college graduation leading to career success. Join Us! Here's what we're primarily looking for in a teacher: Strong commitment to our college-bound mission and core values (Achievement, Innovation, Respect, Responsibility, Relevance) Ownership of student learning and achievement Dedication to continuously improving teaching practice Passion for working with families living in low-income urban Phoenix communities Desire to collaborate and innovate with team members implementing an integrated STEM- and blended learning-based academic program Initiative and desire to be part of a close school founding team Benefits of working at Western: CFA: Starting annual salary of $42,000-$46,800. 100% of employee medical, dental, and vision monthly premiums covered; 50% of dependent medical, dental, and vision monthly premiums covered. Qualification for 3% employer-match safe harbor 401(k). Friendly teaching schedule including 2 prep periods. Half days each Friday with flex days monthly.
The following are the critical skills, beliefs, and experiences requisite of an effective Teacher at Western: CFA: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a comparable field *Science endorsement or willingness to take test immediately to become Highly Qualified Arizona Highly Qualified status (college degree, passed ADE-approved reading test) Valid Arizona teacher certification Valid Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) Superior knowledge of education laws and regulations Demonstrates taking personal ownership for his or her own development; growth mindset Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working in the target community or in a demographically-similar community and prior experience in a similar role Western: CFA is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more visit: www.western.teamcfa.org or "like" us on Facebook