About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 14 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of all students.
Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school.
Perks of IMS: Teachers at IMS enjoy ongoing development through coaching, mentorship, and professional development and a benefits package that matches 403b contributions, provides low-cost healthcare, and guarantees paid sick time and personal time. Learn more here.
St. Helena Incarnation, an Independence Mission School, is seeking a Long Term Substitute Teacher for First Grade. Additionally, the substitute teacher will instruct students in the Common Core State Standards in all areas of the elementary curriculum.
The successful candidate will show a commitment to the school community by consistently going above and beyond, by intentionally building relationships with staff, parents and students and by dedicating himself or herself to mastering the craft of teaching. The candidate will be eager to learn about and implement rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum that sets a high bar for student learning. The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of the foundations of literacy instruction and of the standards of mathematical practice. Teachers may also participate in committees and other professional activities and will perform related duties as required or requested.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
*Model outstanding character in accordance with Catholic teachings, and exhibit these traits through a positive classroom atmosphere and a commitment to the moral formation of our students
*Set high behavioral and academic expectations for students and be skilled at measuring and using student growth data to inform instruction
*Be an enthusiastic learner, committed to his or her own growth as an educator, who applies skills learned through frequent coaching, grade level teamwork and professional development
*Actively participate in the school community by lending their skills and interests to coaching and moderating extracurricular activities
*Experience teaching diverse learners and differentiating instruction (preferred)
*A track record of leading students to successfully achieve those expectations (preferred)
*Experience working with children and communities in an urban setting (preferred)
Certification, Degrees, and Qualifications:
*Bachelor’s Degree (required)
*Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate (preferred)
*Clearances on all required background checks (required)
EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!
APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application through our hiring portal: https://independencemission.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx . Candidates must submit all requested materials within the hiring portal in order to be selected for interviews.
Want to learn more about IMS and our school locations? Please visit: https://independencemissionschools.org/schools/
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Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.