National, High School English Teacher (fulltime) (Keystone)

K12 Inc.
United States
Closing date
Nov 22, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, English Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate High School Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, The Keystone School. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of The Keystone School is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!.

The Keystone School Teacher is a state certified teacher responsible for supporting students in an independent learning model, by providing responsive content instruction and support through asynchronous instructional feedback and Academic Center support via phone and email. Academic Center support is focused on answering content questions, developing instructional resources, monitoring student and school academic achievement. Daytime availability may be required

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Teaches courses using a proactive instructional methodology which includes providing timely, motivating and constructive feedback on assignments and assessment items; and maintaining student engagement in the course through periodic contact; creating student facing resources to be shared;
  • Evaluates all subjective assessments and assigns an appropriate grade to each within the required timeframe;
  • Creates and maintains educationally sound rubrics and applies them to the grading process;
  • Works with students to ensure mastery of content; maintains academic center schedule, instructional sessions to assist with student comprehension and responds to student inquiries/questions/ requests for help within the required turnaround timeframe;
  • Communicates effectively via different technology platforms to support instruction and advance educational goals and directs students to appropriate technical support resources when needed;
  • Satisfies all continuing educational requirements as dictated by state teaching certification
  • Participates fully as a full-time Keystone staff member, including but not limited to working as a professional development host, mentor, committee member, Academic Center teacher, peer collaborator with faculty and staff, and completes special academic projects as assigned
  • Supports student engagement through leadership of Keystone clubs, development and presentation of webinars and participation in other online social interactions.
  • Maintains records regarding students in accordance with school policy and state requirements; prepares reports regarding students, classroom matters and course content;
  • Builds community by contributing to school message boards, newsletters and events;
  • Travels to and participates in staff meetings and professional development sessions; and actively engages in discussion groups for Keystone teachers contributing ideas and resources; completes assigned tasks as related to professional development activities;
  • Follows all administrative policies and procedures for teaching staff.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for course review to ensure accurate and current content/assessments/gradebook/course tools; collaborates with staff, teachers and/or course writers to support curriculum enhancement.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Work Hours:
  • Minimum 40 hour work week required
  • 30 hours each week must be during Day Time Business Hours (8am-5pm, ET, Mon-Fri)

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Three (3) years of experience teaching OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state certification for assigned grade levels.

Endorsement: High School English

  • Excellent knowledge of motivational techniques
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills; Ability to anticipate potential problems in planning and implementing programs
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of instructional methodology
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook as well as Internet research methods; Web proficiency; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum
  • Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to pass required background check

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with charter school or other non-traditional school environment
  • Experience working for distance education providers
  • Experience working with educational technology
  • Tutoring experience

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home based position. This position is open to residents of, and may be performed remotely from Washington, D.C., and from any state except Colorado.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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