$49,000 – $98,500 a year
Title: 6th Grade Science Teacher
Location: Propel Braddock Hills Middle School
Propel seeks a 6th Grade Science Teacher at Propel Braddock Hills Middle School. This position, is available immediately.
Propel schools operate with an extended school year to increase learning time and opportunities for our scholars. We have 190 instructional days (10 more than traditional school districts) and 30 professional development days to better support our teachers and staff for a total of 220 work days annually.
Compensation: Propel provides a competitive salary for teachers. Based on relevant prior work experience, our salary range for this role is $49,000 – $98,500.
Relocation Allowance: A relocation allowance for new hires moving to the area from 60 miles away or further.
Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision plan options at a low cost for individual employees and families.
Retirement: New hires participate in a 403(b); Propel contributes 5% automatically and matches up to 4%. This increases after 5 years.
Paid Leave: In addition to 2 paid Wellness Days annually, all teachers receive 5 sick days and 10 Personal Days
Tuition Assistance: Reimbursement of up to $3,000 annually upon completion of course and receipt of grades for coursework that meets our eligibility requirements.
Wellness Benefit: Reimbursement of $20 per month for wellness activities including Gym Memberships, health programs, etc. Additionally, staff have the ability to earn up to $300 for participation in a Wellness Program each year.
Professional Development: At Propel, we believe in supporting teacher growth and provide substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support for teachers, including an extensive onboarding process called Induction for new teachers with on-going annual support during the school year called Immersion. All teachers receive 11.5 network-wide Professional Development days annually in addition to school-specific Professional Development.
Leadership & Career Development: Leadership opportunities are extensive at Propel, both in and outside of the classroom. Staff have the opportunity to apply for Leadership Pathways as content, grade level or other school-based support roles which allow for experience in many different areas including Content, Wellness, Technology and more.
This Teacher position is accountable to collaborate with administrators and staff in planning for and leading students to learning success. This position will be accountable for developing and teaching curriculum based on the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards.
Design coherent instruction using prescribed unit and lesson structures that align with state standards and emerging best practices.
Develop and continually update learning resources and actively participate in professional development .
Create an instructional environment characterized by respect and rapport that promotes a culture of learning.
Use a variety of instructional strategies that engage students in age-appropriate learning, e.g., computer-assisted, cooperative learning, and various student-centered approaches.
Manage student behavior and classroom procedures effectively which promotes a safe learning environment.
Assess student learning using formal and informal assessment techniques and utilize that information to drive instruction.
Implement student IEPs and participate in the special education process as needed.
Maintain accurate and up-to date records and report student progress in accordance with school policy and procedure.
Prepare and achieve annual performance expectations as prescribed or approved by administration.
Communicate with families on a regular basis and reply to family initiated communication in a timely manner.
Own It. Our teachers are instructional experts who hold high expectations for themselves and their scholars. We work hard, set goals, and take responsibility for our scholars learning.
Walk Through the Door. Our teachers are professional with their scholars, families, and colleagues. We show up on time with a positive mindset and never give up on what’s possible for our scholars.
Look in the Mirror. Our teachers value feedback and work to continuously improve for our scholars. Our staff is accountable, dedicated and honest.
Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated. Our teachers are culturally competent. In all interactions they are courteous, engaged and empathetic.
Do Your Part. Our teachers are relationship builders. We make connections with our scholars, our families, our colleagues and our community and realize that education is a team effort.
Why Work at Propel – Science
Our goal, as a science team, is to provide all scholars with an inquiry-based learning experience in the classroom that relates to their life outside of the classroom. In our science classrooms scholars work collaboratively, think critically, and actively communicate.
Teachers have access to NGSS aligned curricula, such as FOSS in the Primary Grades, STC in the Middle School Grades and Pearson Biology, Chemistry and Pasco Labs in the High School to engage scholars in “doing” science. We also have a number of aligned supplemental resources to provide educators with the tools to differentiate instruction for scholars.
During the year we offer learning opportunities in a variety of ways: formal PDs with built in content and grade level team collaboration, embedded departmental and individual coaching, and content data touchpoints and support.
Valid PA certification in corresponding content area that is being taught.
Strong instructional and classroom management skills
High level of personal organization and planning
Ability to develop rigorous lesson plans and assessments
Deep content area knowledge
Strong communication and relationship building skills
Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development
Ability to utilize data to differentiate instruction
A commitment to the Promising Principles of Propel
Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competency, high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness with the ability to reflect and adapt to diverse environments.
Skilled in the use of Google Suite and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies.
Must be able to walk around the classroom at least 75% of the time while engaging with scholars.
The person in this position constantly operates a computer and other technology in the classroom to support instruction.
The person in this position frequently communicates with various internal and external stakeholders regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
When deemed age and/or developmentally appropriate, assist students in daily personal tasks (i.e.-tying shoes, assisting with coats, escorting to busses, and etc.)
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars. Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. With one of the top starting teacher salaries in Allegheny County, a customizable benefits package and extraordinary career and professional development opportunities, Propel Schools is one of the area’s premier education organizations.
Bachelors or better
Licenses & Certifications Preferred
General Science 7-12
4-6 All (7-8 Science)
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