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Curriculum Consultants - Veritas Prep High School

Company: Veritas Prep
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

About Veritas PrepVeritas Prep Charter School was founded as a middle school in 2012 with a mission of preparing students to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. As Veritas grew, so did the number of family members, students, and parents asking one question: When are you going to start a high school?With our community calling on us for support at the high school level, we knew we had to act, and VPCS was approved for expansion to high school in the fall of 2022! In 20-21, we gathered a diverse high school design team, bringing together Springfield community members, current and former Veritas students and families, and Veritas teachers, leaders, and staff. With the right voices at the table we have been able to reimagine what high school can look like and create a compelling career-focused Early College model aligned to our vision of a Veritas Prep High School Graduate, captured in the portrait below. We are excited to launch an innovative high school where we can continue to support our students to compete, achieve, and succeed!Portrait of a VPHS GraduateThe RoleAre you an experienced, innovative secondary educator looking for a flexible consulting opportunity? Veritas Prep High School is seeking Curriculum Consultants to lead and contribute to developing and refining course curriculum for our 9th grade launch and possibly beyond. We are seeking experts in high school and college level Biology, English, History, and Social Sciences, or integrated approaches to Humanities, with a deep commitment to equity and social and racial justice.What You'll Do

  • Center students and put them first in all your contributions
  • Bring your expertise to course curriculum development and refinement in in English, HSS, Humanities, or Biology, or any combination aligned to your experience and strengths
  • Coordinate and/or contribute to sourcing the highest-quality existing curricular materials aligned to our criteria for excellence to build on or refine for our program
  • Collaborate with a team of educators to outline the plan for development according to the Veritas timeline
  • Execute on your portion of the plan on schedule, meeting or exceeding the established criteria for excellence
  • Seek and respond effectively to feedback to refine your work CompensationThe compensation for this role is $50-$60 per hour.RequirementsWhat You'll Need
    • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things
    • 3 to 5 years teaching experience at a secondary or postsecondary level
    • Experience in sourcing, designing, and refining rigorous, high-quality curriculum
    • Experience leading curriculum design and design teams if interested in a leadership or coordinating role
    • Deep expertise in one or more of the curriculum content areas
    • Track record of prioritizing equity and social and racial justice
    • Track record of effective project and time management
    • Deep expertise in scaffolding essential skills
    • Project-based learning approach that centers students as thinkers and doers in the lesson
    • Track record of and dedication to high student achievement Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.BenefitsAbout Veritas PrepVeritas Prep Charter School (VPCS) was founded in Springfield in 2012 with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. VPCS now serves more than 370 Springfield students and is one of Massachusetts' top-performing middle schools. Building on the success of VPCS, Friends of Veritas Prep partnered with the Holyoke Public Schools, launching Veritas Prep Holyoke (VPH) in 2018 as part of Holyoke's innovative turnaround efforts. VPH is a neighborhood enrollment school currently serving grades 5, 6, and 7 and growing one grade per year through grade 8.We are excited to develop a high school for our Springfield scholars which is tentatively scheduled to launch in the fall of 2022 with 100 students in Grade 9, and ultimately, serving roughly 350 students in grades 9-12.Veritas Prep schools provide a college prep curriculum in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment that allows students to thrive both academically and socially. Our educators believe in expecting the best from every student and in the power of building strong relationships with students and families, creating a community that supports the achievement of all. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield and Holyoke, check out this video and visit veritasprepma.org.

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