Thank you for your interest in employment with the West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS). We value all of our interested applicants and hope to provide you with the best customer service possible. The Federal legislation, "HR1 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" requires that all public and charter schools hire “Highly Qualified” teachers for their schools. WOLCS is committed to hiring teachers who meet the NCLB definition of a highly qualified teacher. We seek qualified candidates who are innovative, enthusiastic, and looking for a genuine opportunity to make a difference. We are in our 17th year as a K-8 charter school located in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. We have approximately 1020 students. Our school offers a bright spacious, clean and safe environment for teachers and students. Administration promotes innovation and works collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure that our students are engaged and that they received a quality educational experience.
West Oak Lane Charter School is looking for Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.
Teacher 2021-2022 school year
EXCEPTIONALLY COMPETITIVE BONUS with required certification
Social Studies middle school
Do you believe you can inspire and change lives? West Oak Lane Charter School has been providing students and teachers with a high-quality learning environment for over 20 years. Our administration promotes innovation and works collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure that our students are engaged and that they are receiving a quality educational experience.
If you are looking to join a team of talented, passionate and inspiring educators, don’t miss your opportunity to inspire and be inspired. Join the West Oak Lane Charter School team.
Special Education Self-Contained Teacher requirements:
- Design and implement small group instruction derived from student's IEP goals.
- Teach all academic subjects (Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies)
- Implement positive behavior support plan.
- Monitor IEP goal progress through progress monitoring.
- Collaborate with related service providers (SLP, OT, PT, etc.) to ensure students are receiving services.
- Effectively use data to drive IEP data and instruction.
- Collaborate with content teams (Reading and Math Department) for support, curriculum and to ensure appropriate and effective implementation.
Requirements for all teaching positions
- Knowledge of Pennsylvania academic content standards
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design and delivery, teaching and learning for individuals and groups.
- Skill in selecting and using appropriate instructional methods and materials when teaching new subjects.
- Ability to monitor and assess students’ performance to identify areas for improvements and to remediate when appropriate.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, administrators and other members of the school.
- Pennsylvania Certification K-8, Special Education (Instructional I or II) Bachelor’s and or master’s degree in Education preferred
West Oak Lane Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of WOLCS to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
West Oak Lane Charter School is looking for a High School Selection/PSSA Assessment Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year.
High School Selection/PSSA Assessment Coordinator
We are seeking a seasoned educator to serve in a capacity to provide oversight for the annual 8th grade high school selection process, and to coordinate the annual PSSA/Keystone assessments for grades 3rd through 8th. Position starts July 2021.
Responsibilities for the 8th Grade High School Selection Process
- Work with the school’s Academic Leadership Team to develop a timely and appropriate communication strategy to keep WOLCS parents and students informed of the high school selection process.
- Work with the school’s Academic Leadership Team to structure mandatory meetings for both parents and students to orient them to the high school selection process, incorporating both WOLCS and School District of Philadelphia timelines.
- Design questionnaires, conduct student interviews, coordinate student portfolios, and facilitate career/college related presentations to enhance the selection process, as well as to ensure a better high school match for 8th grade students.
- Develop and maintain contact with appropriate School District of Philadelphia and High School Administrative personnel to help expedite the application process.
- Work with the Middle School Assistant Principal to coordinate 8th grade fieldtrip to the School District of Philadelphia’s annual High School Fair.
- Identify opportunities to streamline the application process and make recommendations for future implementation to the Middle School Assistant Principal.
- Provide appropriate and timely, ongoing updates via reports, on the process and selection outcomes to designated WOLCS personnel.
- Work with the Middle School Assistant Principal and Dean to coordinate 7th grade career/college session with the purpose of ensuring that students are better prepared and informed for the 8th grade high school selection process.
Responsibilities for Coordinating & Administering the Annual PSSA/Keystone Exam
- Meet with the school’s Academic Leadership Team to discuss and plan for testing dates, professional development sessions, and all other related logistics.
- Attend all School District of Philadelphia and PA State Department of Education PSSA and Keystone Exam orientations and trainings.
- Coordinate and facilitate professional development sessions for designated WOLCS personnel on test preparation, test administration, and test compliance requirements.
- Order, coordinate and secure all testing materials throughout the testing period.
- Coordinate the distribution and the collection of all testing materials during the testing period.
- Coordinate the secure and safe return of all testing materials to the site designated by the PA State Department of Education
- Bachelor’s Degree – Masters - preferred
- PA Teacher Certification – preferred
- 3-5 years’ experience in Pennsylvania public/charter school setting
- Project management experience – preferred
- Student counseling experience - preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- High-level of attention to details
- Ability to meet critical deadlines.
- Ability to travel.
The Literacy Coach is responsible for push-in and pull-out support for grades K-8 and for helping students develop proficient reading skills that will contribute to their academic growth. The role will primarily focus on working extensively with students in groups/one-on-one to help them improve specific reading skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with classroom teachers to design methods of learning that are most appropriate for each child.
- Work with teachers and Literacy Specialist to monitor student progress.
- Assist teachers with diagnosing reading strengths and weaknesses and with identifying and matching appropriate techniques/strategies.
- Keep parents informed of student progress and required supports.
- Work with Literacy Center to facilitate activities associated with the literacy/reading program.
- Work with Literacy Center to conduct school wide reading assessments.
- Promote interest in reading.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Experience tutoring or teaching English, reading is strongly preferred.
- Experience working in a K-8 school preferred.
- PA teaching certificate required.
- Experience with Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) - Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Full Time permanent position
- Position will be remote from April 2021- June 2021 and in house as of next school year
- Training will be provided for virtual teaching.
- Benefits included.