High School Learning Support Teacher

Chester, PA, US
Mar 15, 2021
Grade Level
High School
The Chester Upland School District is a midsized, urban public school district serving the City of Chester, the Borough of Upland and Chester Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Located between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, the District educates about 3,200 students in grades Pre-K - 12, with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. About 203 teachers make up the classroom staff. Though faced with challenges, Chester Upland's proud history and the feeling of "C-Pride," long associated with the District's highly successful sports and cheerleading programs, remains alive and well.
Mission: The Chester Upland School District is committed to providing all students the opportunity to achieve excellence in the four A's: Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Activities.
The senior leadership team continues to build a talented and committed team to ensure all students are prepared to graduate from Chester Upland school's career and college ready! The C.O.R.E. is the foundation for which our district stands:
C- Children First: The well-being and continuous learning of every child will drive decisions.
O- One Chester Upland: With dedicated community of partners, parents, students and staff, we will excel, united as One Chester Upland.
R- Reimagining : Through a mode of continuous improvement, we will apply four important levers for change, collaboration, capacity building, deepening knowledge of pedagogy, and focusing direction to improve outcomes for all.
E- Equity, Excellence, and Emotional Intelligence: We will ensure equitable access to a quality education that includes emotional intelligence and leads to excellence across all opportunities and services.

Screening Procedures :
  1. Receipt of a completed application, resume and cover letter
  2. A minimum of three current written letters of reference from previous or current directors, principal, and supervisors
  3. Personal interview
Minimum Requirement :
  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  2. Appropriate Standard Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate for the given subject area for which you are applying.
  3. Preferred experience in an urban school setting
  4. Proof of U. S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
  5. The following are required:
    • PA Criminal clearances
    • PA Child Abuse clearances
    • FBI clearances
    • Physical including TB Test
General Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides rigorous curriculum that aligns with Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for teachers.
  2. Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for course(s) taught.
  3. Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state and district standards, which drives instruction through formative assessment and differentiation.
  4. Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students' independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  5. Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  6. Provides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and instruction.
  7. Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment that supports the school wide behavior expectation, in which most students are engaged, incorporates mutual respect and provides cooperative learning opportunities.
  8. Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students' learning experiences.
  9. Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  10. Communicates and interacts appropriately with other professional staff in academic planning and school committee work.
  11. Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school related activities and committees.
  12. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with administrator to formulate and complete professional development plans.
  13. Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  14. Engages parents and guardians in the education of their children.
  15. Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio-economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
  16. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the school administrator.
Other Requirements
  1. Specialized teaching assignments may require additional training and/or certification.
  2. Must be able to pass an initial fingerprint and background clearance checks
  3. May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  4. May be required to work outside normal working hours.
Salary: Contract Salary Guide

Professional Staff Benefits:
  • Excellent medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage
  • 11 sick days per year
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement through PSERS, PA's Public School Employees Retirement System
Work Schedule: 10 months a year, 188 workdays. Monday-Friday.

Essay: We are interested in your ability to organize and express thouths on a specific topic in a succinct manner. Please select one of the following topics and write an essay, you will have an opportunity to upload this essay on to your online application:
  1. The most important qualites of an outstanding educator
  2. My Philosophy of student discipline.
  3. The importance of continuing profressional development and how I plan to incorporate it throughout my career.
  4. Essential elements of instruction, Administration or area of certification.
  5. How Information Technology (i.e computers and internet) can be integrated into the instructional process and curriculum.


Chester Upland School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Chester Upland School District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources at 610-447-5886.

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