About Ad Prima Charter School
Ad Prima Charter School is a Blue Ribbon K-8 Philadelphia School with campuses in Mount Airy and Overbrook of Philadelphia. We are ranked a Top School School by Great Philly Schools and are in the top 10% of all Public/Charter schools in Philadelphia.
Reports to: Campus Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Nature and Scope of the Job
The purpose of the teacher’s job is to teach students to read, write, problem-solve, compute, find information, effectively think, work cooperatively with others, and meet all required curriculum objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan and implement a program of study that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities within the curriculum.
- Implements curriculum objectives and goals using effective teaching techniques and materials.
- Develops a plan for improvement and enrichment of instruction in a cooperative manner with the other staff members.
- Writes weekly goal sheets describing detailing learning objectives and activities and listing the materials to be used.
- Monitors and assess student progress and provides feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians.
- Diagnoses, instructs, and evaluates specific students’ needs and seeks the assistance of specialists as needed.
- Communicates aims/objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms.
- Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students.
- Assists administration in implementing all policies, rules, and regulations and the school’s vision, mission, and philosophy.
- Creates educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop their potential in self-esteem, personal-social adjustment, decision making, and other life skills. Attempts to lead each student to an understanding and appreciation of the principles of democracy and endeavors to develop in each student a spirit of patriotism, with a complete understanding that American citizenship involves responsibilities and privileges.
- Respect the dignity of each student as an individual and attempt to gain an adequate understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament, and environmental influences, as a basis on which to meet his/her needs and to treat him/her with fairness and courtesy.
- Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community positively and solution-oriented.
- Assume legal responsibility for the discipline and supervision of students in the classroom on school property or in attendance at school-sponsored activities and maintain a high standard of conduct and good rapport with students.
- Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Assumes professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.
- Assumes individual responsibilities assigned by the CEO/Principal, which may relate to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning and professional assignments.
- Maintains accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulation.
- Takes necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Conducts oneself in a business-like and task-oriented manner.
- Strives to be a good employee as well as an effective teacher.
- Seeks to establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the school.
- Provides parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children and is discreet with information received from parents.
- Attends and supervises curriculum-oriented field trips.
- Attends and participates in parent and staff meetings.
- Keeps informed by reading building and district communications.
- Responds to requests for information in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and mental ability
● Possess a broad general knowledge of all subject areas with specific knowledge needed in contract areas.
● Possess group dynamics and interpersonal skills.
● Possess knowledge of physiological, psychological, emotional, and educational behavioral development of children.
● Possess classroom developmentally appropriate management skills, which include discipline as well as record-keeping and assessment abilities.
● Possess technological and computer skills.
● Possess problem-solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and analytical abilities.
Education, License, Certification, or Formal Training
- Possess all certificates required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Continues to pursue graduate-level classes for professional growth.
- Has necessary Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances.
- Be able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.
- Be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.
- Be able to carry up to 15 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.
The CEO/Principal or designee evaluates the performance of the special education teacher in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Directors policies on the evaluation of school staff.
School TypePublic Charter