ICA Cristo Rey, an all-girls Catholic, college-preparatory school in San Francisco, is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Our school community reflects Jesus’ care and concern for all people, and we live in solidarity with our school’s foundress, Mother Maria Pia Backes, and her mission for the young, the poor, and the vulnerable.
ICA Cristo Rey is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. Our girls engage in a corporate work study experience that makes college preparatory education accessible and affordable.
We are currently looking for the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year:
Physical Science/Conceptual (9th Grade) Physics
The successful candidate will:
Create and maintain a warm and inclusive classroom environment
Implement a standards-based and college preparatory curriculum
Identify appropriate student learning targets for a wide range of learners
Design learning opportunities that build upon student knowledge and skills
Design both formal and informal assessments to measure student mastery
Incorporate formative and summative assessment data to inform planning and delivery of instruction
Effectively instruct adolescent learners in an urban setting
Build excitement among students to learn science
Institute an inquiry-based approach to learning
Instruct with hands-on lesson design in science
Use effective, research-based instructional and classroom management practices
Make use of STEM and technology opportunities within the Bay Area, in and out of the classroom, to enrich student experiences and open new opportunities for them
Align curriculum and instruction to best meet the needs of students
Demonstrate and promote the responsible use of technology as a learning tool
Inspire students to be more enthusiastic and sophisticated readers and writers
Communicate with colleagues, students, parents and school leadership regarding student performance
Establish and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Demonstrate a willingness to teach a variety of grades and subject areas
Communicate to students and parents a passion for teaching high school students and their subject area
Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic success of his or her students; believe in the maxim that “failure is not an option”.
Science courses are some of the most difficult high school classes. Describe some of your best practices that make high school Science accessible, exciting, relevant, and interesting to learn. (Maximum Response: 500 words)
At ICA Cristo Rey, you will be expected to design, plan, and teach college-prep and Advanced Placement courses yet many of your students will begin high school two to three years below grade level. What will it take to accomplish this task, and how will you go about it? (Maximum Response: 500 words)
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in content area
Experience teaching; preferably experience with Advanced Placement courses
Experience effectively teaching and assessing an urban, culturally diverse student population
We seek teachers who are passionate about teaching and learning – who want to spend time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the rich content they teach. We value teachers who truly listen to what students are saying – who create a space for students to think their way through to answers, and who praise their insights and curiosities along the way. We value educators with a hunger for feedback and professional growth, and a dedication to excellence.
About ICA Cristo Rey
CA Cristo Rey Academy is a Dominican Catholic college preparatory that empowers girls from underserved communities to become confident young women able to realize their full potential. By providing an excellent academic curriculum, a unique corporate work study experience and the support of our spiritual community, we prepare students for a life of faith, purpose, and service. A quality education and strong moral foundation are necessary to succeed in today's challenging and complex world. ICA Cristo Rey Academy is a vibrant college preparatory that transforms girls into confident young women empowered to realize their full Potential; intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. With a supportive network of dedicated educators and corporate mentors, ICA Cristo Rey delivers a unique learning experience incorporating 135 years of Dominican Catholic traditions, academy rigor, and a distinctive work study program. ICA Cristo Rey, a sisterhood like no other.