HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students. In 2023-2024, the following courses will be offered within the Math department: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, AP-Statistics, AP-Calculus, Consumer Math, and Math Intervention.
In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers will also be advisors: adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves. Advisors will be critical in the HCHS model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees’ high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college.
The Math Teacher will work under the guidance of the Instructional Leadership Team and in close collaboration with fellow classroom teachers and advisors.
- Instructional Planning and Implementation
- Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed
- Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives
- Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs
Learning and Development
- Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals
- Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings
School and Classroom Culture
- Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior
- Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior
- Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom
- Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
- Actively attend to supervision duties and contribute positively to a collaborative school environment
*Perform other duties as required and assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minnesota Math licensure
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families
- Must have a growth mindset
- Cultural awareness of self and others
- Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural contexts
- A track record of measurable success with students
- Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students
- A minimum of two years teaching diverse student populations with demonstrated student results
- Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish or Somali preferred)
Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $43,160 – $75,816 based on years of experience in an equivalent role. Salary will be prorated to the start date and based on FTE. Employees are paid bi-monthly.
Benefits: This position is benefit eligible the first of the month following the start date. Hiawatha Academies offers Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-Term Disability, an Employee Assistance Program and state pension retirement accounts. A generous contribution toward health and dental insurance is provided by the network.
Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”
We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.
Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors to 104 9th grade students in 2015, and next year, it’ll serve over 600 high schoolers and close to 400 alumni. At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.
Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:
1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.
Perks: Professional Development is scheduled into the calendar year and provides a time for all campuses to come together and celebrate our success.
Hiawatha Employment Logistics
- HCHS students’ school day is from 8:45am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:45am-2:00pm on Friday.
- Staff must be present from 8:15am-4:15pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day.
- Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:15pm-4:15pm.
- All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.
Application Timeline: This Notice of Vacancy will be posted until filled.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.