Virtual English Teacher
ACCEL Schools2.5
Kalamazoo, MI
Job description

ACCEL Schools is seeking highly-qualified Virtual 6-12 English Teachers in Michigan who are dedicated to providing a superior education for all students in our upcoming 2021-2022 school year! We are seeking teachers who are excited to create a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social-emotional development. ACCEL Schools uses a cutting-edge 21st-century curriculum, which can be accessed online and through a variety of traditional methods.

***Michigan or Indiana residence is required for this position.***

The 6-12 English Teacher effectively educates high school students in conformity with the school philosophy and policies and rules of the governing bodies.

Duties include:

  • Serve as a teacher of record and primary instructor in English for students in Grades 6 through 12
  • Teach content area following the school's course of study or as assigned utilizing technology and varying teaching modalities
  • Plan and execute instructional lesson plans
  • Adapt and enrich the curriculum using multiple strategies and online tools in imaginative ways to actively engage students in their learning for enrichment or remediation purposes
  • Align material to standards and or create course material aligned to applicable standards
  • Motivate students to achieve their full attendance, academic, and behavioral goals, as well as other goals identified
  • Maintain a positive school environment through effective conflict resolution, collaboration, positive reinforcement, and educational leadership modeling
  • Maintain a safe classroom environment
  • Issue discipline in an orderly fashion conducive to good learning
  • Keep accurate records on each student such as grade books and progress reports, lesson plans, attendance records, and behavior/discipline records
  • Establish and maintain a positive rapport with students, parents, staff, school administration, and other stakeholders
  • Maintain effective communication on an ongoing basis with students, parents, staff, school administration, and other stakeholders
  • Perform student home visits as needed
  • Prepare and administer all standardized tests as directed
  • Recognize opportunities for teachable moments with students
  • Gather, maintain, and submit all student information and forms in a professional and timely manner
  • Develops classroom experiences that teach students not only facts but how to apply what they learn to solve real world problems
  • Possess the knowledge to learn data and delivery systems necessary for the content, resources, and systems to create, manage, and assess engaging and relevant student learning experiences and support students in their learning experiences both inside and outside the school.
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning all student information and any professional matters
  • Uses computers and other technology provided to assist and support students in their learning
  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities
  • Work in a professional and cooperative manner with others to achieve duties and responsibilities
  • Attend and/or participate in school activities as directed by the Administration such as: faculty meetings (before or after school hours), open houses, commencement exercises, field trips, professional learning communities
  • Models tolerance, global awareness, reflective practice, and the behavior we expect from our students
  • Actively assists in student recruitment and retention activities as directed by the Administrator
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Michigan or Indiana residence required
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field
  • Current Michigan teaching license in all relevant content areas and grade bands
  • Strong content knowledge in one more content areas
  • Familiarity with the Response to Intervention (RtI) process
  • Strong ability to gather, analyze, and interpret student data to make sound educational decisions
  • Prior online teaching experience preferred
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Google Docs, MS Office Suite, e-mail, and internet applications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • A passion for teaching and genuine care for children
  • Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
  • Ability to work with a diverse and distributed student body and peer group
  • Ability to pass state and federal background checks

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, veteran status (including protected veterans), marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bonafide occupational qualification exists.

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Company details

Headquarters

Lorain

Employee

1001 to 5000

Industry

Education and Schools

Company Description
At ACCEL Schools, we believe in creating successful schools one child at a time. Our focus on tailoring the learning experience to each individual makes us a different kind of K-12 education management organization. Our network of charter schools is proving that it’s not where you start, it’s where you’re going that counts. Every ACCEL school is a unique reflection of its community and students, with its own identity and vision. All of our schools hold five common principles at their core to provide a strong foundation for learning. ACCEL schools are distinguished by: Safe & Caring We care about the well-being and development of each child. We are interested in each child’s future. Secure and orderly learning environments are our top priority. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures, to codes of conduct and character education. Individualized Learning We care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. We know that each student has unique needs, and our educational approach ensures we provide an educational path that engages all students. Academic Excellence We bring great teachers, proven educational practices, and rigorous standards to every classroom. With a network of more than 25 schools, we share best practices in curriculum design, teacher training, and integrated technology to drive continuous gains in academic performance. Community Partnership Those who live and work in a community know it best. ACCEL Schools honors your values and partners with your school, community, and government leaders to serve your community. Accessible to All Our driving principle is to bring great schools to communities everywhere. We foster a culture that is reflective of local values and interests, and are open to all students.
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    2.5
  • Company & Benefits
    2.5 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    2.5 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    2.5 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.4 / 5
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"Run, do not walk, away"
Current EmployeeTeacher
I wish that the company would better serve its students socially, emotionally, academically, and financially. I also wish that it would support its teachers.
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"High turnover rates"
Current EmployeeParaprofessional
It’s a good place to work if you work with the right people, but due to lack of staffing you may do the work of two or three people each day. Once you advance to the third level you max out on pay with no raise or promotions. You’re only a 10 month employee which means you need to have a full time job during the summer. You get all other school holidays paid which includes fall/spring/winter breaks.
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Former EmployeeTeacher
Horrible company low wages and don’t care about employees. Will always choose students and parents over staff. Will take any student for numbers regardless of the child’s past
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"Mission Driven Company"
Current EmployeeManager
Company has a strong sense of purpose and is growing rapidly. Company has smart people who are working very hard to make a difference in the lives of children.
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