FOUNDING 11TH GRADE ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION TEACHER
- Job posted by Brooke Charter Schools
190 Cummins Highway
The Role & Responsibilities
Advanced Placement Language and Composition is an important precursor to success in college. Therefore, all Brooke students are required to take AP Language and Composition prior to graduating from Brooke. The AP Language and Composition teacher will teach 3-4 sections and have a total student load of approximately 66. The goals of the course are as follows, as described by the College Board:
The AP Language and Composition Course focuses on the development and revision of evidenced-based analytic and argumentative writing and the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts. The AP Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize and cite research to support their style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.
The AP Language and Composition teacher will be expected to design rigorous curriculum and assessments to ensure mastery of these critical, college-level reading and writing skills. The instructor will also be expected to work with 9th and 10th grade literature teachers to ensure proper vertical alignment from grade to grade.
Each teacher is also responsible for serving as an advisor. Advisors will serve as student mentors and parent communication liaisons for a small single gender group of students. Advisories will meet twice daily; each day will begin with a short check in and end with a 25-minute advisory session. Additionally, advisories will engage in weekly classes designed around college information and character education.
Teachers’ hours are 7:45-4:00 daily, with the student academic day running from 8:00-2:05 on Mondays and 8:00-3:45 on other days. Teachers may elect to lead an after-school extra-curricular club or coach a sport for an additional stipend. In the summer of 2018, new teacher PD will begin on July 16, and the school year will begin in late August.
A successful Brooke High School 11th Grade Advanced Placement Language and Composition Teacher will ensure that all Brooke scholars feel challenged and known.
- Bachelor’s degree leading to deep knowledge of Literature.
- Highly effective writing and rhetorical analysis skills.
- Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher (excluding student teaching, practicum, or international teaching experience), ideally with experience teaching AP Language & Composition.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with students, parents, and colleagues
- Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
- Shared dedication to Brooke’s mission and organizational values
- Excellent teamwork, communication, initiative, urgency, and positivity
Minimum Education Required