Each cohort teacher will demonstrate the competencies and behaviors needed to improve student preparedness and mastery and to support the core values, vision, and mission of the Apogee School for the Gifted.
Apogee School exists to serve the unique social, emotional, and academic needs of gifted children by providing an individualized, competency-based approach to each child’s education. Apogee School is an Indiana state-accredited Choice Scholarship school and currently serves students in grades K-8 in central Indiana.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for the course(s) taught.
Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state standards, which drives instruction through formative assessment and differentiation.
Creates students’ personalized learning plans.
Maintains a safe, organized classroom of no more than 12 students, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration, and choice.
Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
Provides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and instruction.
Provides consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students’ responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience, and interests that are directly related to the content objective.
Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment that supports the school-wide behavior expectation in which students are engaged, incorporates mutual respect, and provides cooperative learning opportunities.
Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance students’ learning experiences.
Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
Appropriately communicates and interacts with other professional staff in academic planning
and school committee work.
Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school-related activities and committees.
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with the administration to formulate and complete professional development plans.
Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
Engages parents and guardians in the education of their children.
Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the school administration.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge and application of Apogee School for the Gifted’s policies and procedures
Knowledge and application of appropriate teaching strategies and methods for gifted learners and twice-exceptional students
Knowledge and application of social-emotional needs of children and adolescents
Skill in instructing students in a multi-age classroom
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public, and others having business with the school
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications and equipment
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in early elementary education, middle school education, or equivalent concentration
Candidates should hold an active Indiana teacher’s license (or be in the process of obtaining one) and be highly qualified in Elementary Generalist K-6, Generalist: Elementary/Intermediate, Adolescent Generalist, Reading 1-6 or 5-9, Special Education K-12, or any license with elementary or middle school grade level coverage
Candidates should have or be willing to obtain a gifted and talented endorsement
The ideal candidate would have certification in reading and special education
Teaching licenses must remain active for the duration of employment
An extended background check and child protective index check will be performed on all qualified candidates
Must be certified in mandated reporting and suicide prevention
May be required to be certified in CPR/AED use
May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds
May be required to work outside normal working hours
May be required to travel to perform work functions
Apogee School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability which is unrelated to the ability to enjoy the benefits of the school's programs, facilities, or services in violation of the law. All persons are encouraged to apply.
About Apogee School for the Gifted
Apogee School exists to serve the unique social, emotional, and, academic needs of gifted children by providing an individualized, competency-based approach to each child’s education.
Founded in 2016, Apogee School for the Gifted is a K-12 state-accredited private school in Indianapolis, Indiana.