Esperanza Academy seeks a creative, highly motivated lead science teacher who can engage and inspire students with a wide range of learning styles. The teacher should have a clear understanding of the scope and sequence of the content area and have a personal love for real-world, hands-on, problem-solving based instruction to invoke critical thinking skills in students, creating a relevant, yet rigorous standard in the classroom.
Esperanza Academy believes that teachers form the backbone of our community. The relationships teachers build with students, parents, fellow faculty members, and administrators are the central factor in the success of our students. Esperanza Academy makes a commitment to invest in the professional, emotional, and spiritual well-being of its teachers, just as it expects teachers to invest in the academic, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our students.
ABOUT ESPERANZA ACADEMY: Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free middle school (grade 5-8) in the Episcopal tradition where 60 underserved girls from Lawrence, Massachusetts are welcomed into an empowering learning community. Founded in 2006, Esperanza offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum using 1:1 technology devices with co-curricular programs in athletics, the arts, clubs, community service, cultural enrichment, social skills, spirituality, and outdoor education. Our students attend extended school days and an extended school year , in classrooms averaging 15 students, using a co-teaching model in most subjects. This holistic educational approach has accrued a remarkable track record: Our graduates attend 23 different secondary schools—more than two thirds of each graduating class has earned full scholarships to independent day and boarding schools— and boast a 100% high-school graduation rate. Eighty percent (80%) of eligible Esperanza graduates are also enrolled in college. Esperanza Academy is 100% privately funded. We are accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England and members of the NativityMiguel Coalition..
OUR STUDENTS: Esperanza Academy serves 62 middle school girls, who are 95% Latina and 91% have learned English as a second language. One hundred percent (100%) of incoming students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Students gain admission through a lottery. While Esperanza is a school rooted in the Episcopal tradition, nearly all of our students come from other religious traditions. Families support the school through nominal enrollment fees and by adult volunteerism in the school.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of Academics, the Lead Science Teacher will
COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Esperanza Academy offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and a comprehensive professional development program. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks provided by our executive chef.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter specifically detailing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to Annmarie Quezada, Interim Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Discrimination Policy: Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, Esperanza is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.