McCarver Scholars Summer Academy Teacher

Job Type

Part Time Contract


Minimum: $25.00
Maximum: $30.00
Details: $25-$30 per hour, depending on experience, paid monthly by Peace Community Center. This position is a contract position not to exceed six weeks. For Tacoma Public Schools teachers, Title 1 payment can be setup at district pay rate.



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



2106 S. Cushman Ave.
United States


Program Dates                                June 25 – August 2, 2018 (Monday-Thursday); Teachers needed Mon-Wed.

                                                               No program July 4 or 5. Option for 2-week rotations if not available full program.

Hours                                                   11-18 Hours/week, 8:30 – 12pm on Monday – Wednesday with option to lead enrichment session 1-2 days in the afternoon.

Positions Available                        Four teachers, 2 Math and 2 Reading     


Reports to                                         Alyssa Urish, Elementary Program Director

Program Location                           McCarver Elementary, Tacoma, WA



McCarver Scholars is in its fifth year as a 21st Century Community Learning Center site, run by Peace Community Center and working alongside McCarver staff, students and families and Tacoma community partners. We enroll 80 students, grades second through fifth at McCarver Elementary. Our program is a collaborative effort between community partners who diversify our program offerings – including MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement), Write@253 and the unique talents of our volunteers and AmeriCorps members. This will be the second year of our summer partnership with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts which brings two teaching artists to work in tandem with our summer teachers for an integrated and arts-infused learning experience.

Summer Academy is a 4-day a week program that will run six weeks during the summer, providing elementary students a positive environment to continue building academic and social-emotional skills and take part in enrichment and community learning experiences. McCarver Scholars is an expanded learning program of Peace Community Center, which serves Hilltop neighborhood students from second grade through their post-secondary years.

Overview of Position: 

Certificated Summer Academy teachers are a critical component of our program. This year, we will be planning our program around a student-chosen theme which is still being solidified, exploring a central question such as: How can we innovate to solve problems? Teachers will be charged with creating and implementing meaningful and engaging math or literacy lesson plans aligned with Common Core standards that allow students to make meaningful growth academically and strengthen their learning mindsets.

Key Responsibilities include:

·        Planning and Project Management

  • Effectively plan and implement activities to meet program goals and infuse academic learning in enriching, interdisciplinary lessons.
  • Lead students to mastery of a new skill or concept in the form of a summer-long project. Collect and encourage student reflection on their learning for end of summer showcase.

·        Instruction & Facilitation

o  Create a daily environment that is conducive to the development of the following skills and traits:

§ Growth Mindset, Social Emotional Learning, Optimism, Learning, Reflection, Academic Behaviors

o  Cultivate a high level of motivation among students, both in the current learning objective and in the larger themes that are applicable throughout their lives

  • Foster a positive, safe, and structured learning environment, including consistent positive reinforcement, to ensure that students observe the program’s expectations


Focus constantly on student learning and development, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student needs. Differentiate instruction to ensure that all learners are being appropriately supported

o  Provide clear direction and support to classroom support staff so that they can effectively support the development of our students

·        Administration & Other

o  Attend all orientation, training, and program days

  • Communicate effectively with and be willing to build strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Contribute lessons, resources, strategies, & best practices to Summer Academy Toolkit to be used in future summers
  • Turn in all requested documents in a timely manner, including timesheets
  • Attend weekly team meetings and complete end of summer reflections

·        Mindsets & Attitudes:

o  Firm belief that all students can achieve at high levels

o  Growth mindset in your view of yourself, your colleagues, and your students

o  Community leadership, empowerment, and social justice ethic

o  Commitment to equity through education

o  Resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities

o  Maintain optimism and hope in the face of adversity

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to with “Elementary Summer Teacher” by April 20, 2018.

Important Dates

April 20, 2018

Deadline to apply. Email resume and cover letters to

April 23 – 27, 2018

Interviews for teaching position

TBD either June 11 – 15 or June 18 - 22 All Summer Staff Orientation and Academy Set-Up (1-2 half-days)