DANCE TEACHER

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic full-time Dance teacher beginning late summer of 2018. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with students in grades 7-12. In the Dance Department, we help students understand that the rigorous study of dance can not only lead to a professional career but also to development of a well-rounded, culturally and aesthetically aware person through exposure to and exploration of different dance genres and creative processes. The Dance curriculum includes a sequence of classes that train students from beginner through more advanced level in several dance genres and provides multiple performance outlets in school and in the community. PVPA also has three pre-professional dance companies, Catalyst, WOFA (West African Dance and Drumming), and Funkadelic Hip Hop Company, plus the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) program that offers our students mentoring and teaching opportunities in neighboring elementary schools to promote community service and partnership.

 

Responsibilities:

Teach five blocks (classes) which could include Hip Hop, Composition, Dance Fitness, World Dance,     Dance Education, and other dance technique classes for 7th - 12th grades.

Prepare course expectations, curricula, and supplemental teaching materials

Assess student work and provide timely feedback to students and parents via powerschool online grading system

Plan and facilitate Paideia workshops (3 week January intersession)

Act as Artistic Director of Funkadelic Hip Hop Dance Company and direct evening length show with company

Direct and supervise student performances as applicable

Supervise students during non-class times (ex: break & lunch) as required

Attend and participate in regular collaborative team meetings (school and department wide) with faculty

  Attend and participate in meetings with students and/or parents as scheduled

Participate in professional development workshops

Participate in a variety of school wide events

Assist with other administrative duties as part of Dance Department faculty

 

Minimum Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree

Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher status

Ability to teach all grade levels 7-12

 CORI/Fingerprint background check

 

Preferred Requirements:

 Two to five years of experience teaching dance in a public or private middle or high school

  Ability to teach a variety of courses within the discipline with primary expertise in Hip Hop

  Knowledge of dance standards and interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum design

 Massachusetts certification in subject area

 Computer literacy

 

Supervised by: Director of Arts Programs

Calendar:   School year (ten months)

EOE:   The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 Please provide a written response to the following:

 At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS AS AN ATTACHMENT.

 To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job # 2922600 at schoolspring.com

 


Mathematics Teacher - High School

Teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provide students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. Now in our twenty-second year, PVPA prepares all of our students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic high school Mathematics teacher beginning late summer of 2018. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with high school students. The PVPA Mathematics Department uses College Prep Mathematics (CPM) Core Connections series (http://cpm.org/) to best align our curriculum to the Common Core and support rigorous, conceptual, and inquiry-based instruction. We are committed to working collaboratively to build a comprehensive Mathematics program that will support and challenge each student.

Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree 

     Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher status

     CORI/fingerprint check

Preferred Requirements:

   Two years of teaching experience with mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus

   Experience with middle school students

     Massachusetts certification in subject area

Supervised by: Director of Academic Programs

Calendar:   School year (ten months)

EOE:   The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicantf or a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please provide a written response to the following:

At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION (Education, Experience and Additional Information).

 To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

 Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job # 22917440 at SchoolSpring (www.schoolspring.com)

No phone calls please.

 

 


Mathematics Teacher - Grades 7/8

Teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provide students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. Now in our twenty-second year, PVPA prepares all of our students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic middle school Mathematics teacher beginning late summer of 2018. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with middle school students. The PVPA Mathematics Department uses College Prep Mathematics (CPM) Core Connections series (http://cpm.org/) to best align our curriculum to the Common Core and support rigorous, conceptual, and inquiry-based instruction. We are committed to working collaboratively to build a comprehensive Mathematics program that will support and challenge each student.

 Minimum Requirements:

     Bachelor’s degree

      Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher status

         CORI check

Preferred Requirements:

     Two years of teaching experience

     Experience with middle school students

     Massachusetts certification in subject area

Supervised by: Director of Academic Programs

Calendar:   School year (ten months)

EOE:   The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please provide a written response to the following:

At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION (Education, Experience and Additional Information).

To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job # 2917451 at SchoolSpring (ww.schoolspring.com)

No phone calls please.