South Valley Academy (May 7, 2019)

Positions for the 19-20 school year; MS Humanities, MS Math, MS Reading Interventionist, MS Math Interventionist, HS Math, HS Science, College Guidance, Gifted, Special Education, HS Program Assistant, Youth Workforce Equity Coordinator

2019-2020 Middle School Humanities Teacher:

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a Humanities Teacher to work collaboratively with staff and families to develop and implement a model that works for students. Candidates must have endorsements in English Language Arts, TESOL, and Social Studies or be able to obtain.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please Send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org

2019-2020 Middle School Math Teacher: 

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to teach middle school mathematics. We are looking for a progressive-minded individual, who is attracted by a constructivist method of instruction. We focus on developing student understanding of the Common Core Mathematics Standards from a conceptual, not simply a procedural approach.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  If you are someone who wishes to teach mathematics as a tool for solving problems in all content areas please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

2019-2020 Middle School Reading Interventionist:

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to serve as a reading interventionist.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team composed of administration, SAT chair, and general education teachers to collect and use data to make informed decisions for Tier 2 interventions in reading.
  • Work with a team of teachers to coordinate small reading intervention groups during specials.
  • Provide small group instruction using evidence-based strategies to support Tier 2 interventions for reading.
  • Communicate with teams regarding student progress monitoring and effectiveness of interventions to inform Tier 2 procedures and processes.
  • Engage and communicate with families regarding Tier 2 interventions, student progress monitoring, and Tier 2 procedures and processes for reading.
  • Attend and (provide as necessary) training and professional development to inform RTI processes and procedures. 

2019-2020 Middle School Math Interventionist:

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to serve as a math interventionist.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team composed of administration, SAT chair, and general education teachers to collect and use data to make informed decisions for Tier 2 interventions in reading.
  • Work with a team of teachers to coordinate small reading intervention groups during specials.
  • Provide small group instruction using evidence-based strategies to support Tier 2 interventions for reading.
  • Communicate with teams regarding student progress monitoring and effectiveness of interventions to inform Tier 2 procedures and processes.
  • Engage and communicate with families regarding Tier 2 interventions, student progress monitoring, and Tier 2 procedures and processes for reading.
  • Attend and (provide as necessary) training and professional development to inform RTI processes and procedures. 

2019-2020 College Guidance Teacher:

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructors to teach college and career, readiness classes. The ideal candidate would have experience guiding students to post-secondary options including college and workforce opportunities.  Experience working with first-generation, college-bound students preferred.  Ability to speak and write in Spanish is required.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please Send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

2019-2020 High School Math Teacher: 

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to teach secondary mathematics. We are looking for a progressive-minded individual, who is attracted by a constructivist method of instruction. We focus on developing student understanding of the Common Core Mathematics Standards from a conceptual, not simply a procedural approach.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  If you are someone who wishes to teach mathematics as a tool for solving problems in all content areas please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

2019-2020 High School Science Teacher:

South Valley Academy, a full inclusion public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a motivated self-starter who is comfortable with various content areas in science and with the NM STEM ready (NGSS) standards, starting July 2019.  The science department is restructuring our science pathway to follow an integrated science model, and all students are expected to complete an independent science project to present at the annual school science fair.  An ideal candidate is experienced with differentiating for a wide range of learners, including English language learners, and agile enough to navigate more than one science subject and oversee multiple student projects. Teachers are also advisors at SVA and candidates with experience building relationships with students and serving as advisors are encouraged to apply.

2019-2020 High School English Teacher:

South Valley Academy, a full inclusion public charter school in the South Valley, serving first-generation, college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students seeks a motivated and collaborative individual to teach HS English Language Arts.  As a school rooted in social-justice, an ideal candidate is experienced with differentiating for a wide range of learners in a fully inclusive environment, including English language learners and students with IEPs. Applicants need to be able to teach culturally relevant content in a culturally responsive manner that values students funds of knowledge and experiences. (Funds of knowledge are the resources, banks, and reservoirs of knowledge the students bring into the classroom from home, family, the community, and their experiences.) Teachers at SVA fulfill multiple roles including advising students, doing weekly duties, and chaperoning school events. Candidates with experience building relationships with students and serving as advisors are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have endorsements in English Language Arts and TESOL, or be able to obtain. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

2019-2020 School Year Gifted Education Teacher (full-time or part-time):

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks knowledgeable and certified gifted teacher(s) for part-time or full time position. The ideal candidate will have passion for and experience with gifted students, as well as a desire to work collaboratively to serve all high achieving students.  The gifted teacher should be excited to work with general education teachers in classrooms across a variety of content areas. Responsibilities include meeting with gifted students regularly, collaborating and co-planning with other teachers, and managing IEP caseloads, including the writing of IEPs.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If interested, please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

2019-2020 Special Education Teacher:

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a knowledgeable and certified full time special education teacher. The ideal candidate will have passion for and experience with students with special needs, especially learning disabilities.  The special education teacher should be excited to work with general education teachers in classrooms across multiple content areas.  Responsibilities include: co-planning with other teachers, communicating with students and families, creating and monitoring interventions, and managing IEP caseloads.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If interested, please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  

2019-2020 High School Program Assistant:

South Valley Academy, a successful public, charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a Program Assistant who is well-organized and skilled in coordinating schedules as well as supervising. The Program Assistant serves as a liaison between South Valley Academy and the University of New Mexico’s off campus work-study department and has oversight and supervision of up to five work-study students. The Program Assistant also coordinates the schedule for the college and career readiness department. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If you are someone who wishes to join the team please send cover letter, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  A teaching license is not required for this position.

2019-2020 Youth Workforce Equity Coordinator: 

South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks internship coordinator to implement 3-year Kellogg Foundation workforce equity initiative for current students and young alumni. The ideal candidate would have experience coaching career readiness and workforce development, designing and managing a program, and ongoing case management and documentation.  Experience in diverse worksites, working with adolescents, and computer skills required.  Ability to speak and write in Spanish is preferred.  Please send cover letter, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  No teaching license required. Starting date: June 2019.  For more information about our school, please visit our website:www.southvalleyacademy.org.