6th Grade Science/STEAM Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




900 N. Marshall Street
United States


Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is seeking a passionate and hardworking 6th Grade Science/STEAM teacher to join the YSCS family for the 2018-19 school year.


About Young Scholars Charter School


Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Philadelphia in grades 6-8. The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship.


  • Plan and provide excellent instruction, making every minute count in your classroom;
  • Develop detailed lesson plans, materials, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities to support each student’s academic growth;
  • Set and reinforce clear expectations for student engagement;
  • Continuously improve based on feedback and coaching from school leaders;
  • Collaborate with other teachers to increase student engagement and achievement;
  • Reward positive student engagement and hold students accountable using school-wide systems;
  • Engage with family members regularly and participate in school-wide family engagement activities including phone calls to family members and school-based meetings with families;
  • Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Outstanding instructional skills and data-driven approach to instructional planning;
  • Mastery and enthusiasm for content/subject area;
  • The ability to motivate students and cultivate a culture of achievement;
  • A belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards;
  • Resilience and professionalism;
  • Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement;
  • Open to feedback and coaching;
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement;
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Experience driving student achievement results;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field;
  • Must hold or be actively working to obtain PA teacher certification.

The Rewards

  • Competitive salary and benefits package;
  • 2 hours of prep periods a day;
  • Professional collaboration with grade and content teams;
  • Weekly coaching and ongoing professional development;
  • 1:1 Chromebooks in every classroom;
  • Google Education platform for online assignment management;
  • The opportunity to maximize your impact in schools where we are raising the bar for student achievement.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply