We believe firmly that all scholars can achieve success in college and the world beyond, so we proactively work to foster a college prep culture. Apart from academics, we believe that preparing scholars for the world beyond also means experiencing the diversity of the world we live in today. Our network is designed to be diverse, accepting students from two traditionally higher-income communities of Cumberland and Lincoln and two from predominantly lower-income communities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. We seek to create a staff with a similarly diverse set of backgrounds and experiences that reflect the diversity of our students, families, and communities. Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy is now hiring rockstar team members who are willing to do whatever it takes to put all scholars on a path to college. Successful candidates should understand and advocate for the importance of diversity in classrooms, curricula, and throughout school systems.
APE Certification strongly preferred.
A minimum of two years teaching experience in a diverse public school setting preferred, but not required.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
Bilingual candidates preferred, but not required.
Successful applicants must hold an appropriate Rhode Island teacher certification by their date of hire. Rhode Island offers reciprocity with over 30 states across the country.
In addition, P.E./Health Teachers are expected to:
Create an environment of respect and rapport.
Establish a culture of learning that reflects the educational importance of the work undertaken by both scholars and teachers.
Establish and monitor routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and the efficient use of time.
Manage scholar behavior to allow for high levels of engagement with the content.
Model a precise and expressive use of language to effectively communicate with scholars, including: expectations for learning, directions for activities, and explanations of content.
Use questions, prompts, and discussion techniques to cognitively challenge scholars, advance high-level thinking and discourse, and promote metacognition.
Intellectually engage all scholars in learning through well-designed learning tasks and activities that require complex thinking, and include appropriate scaffolding.
Utilize formative and summative assessments to drive instructional planning, monitor scholar learning, provide feedback to scholars, and facilitate scholars’ self-monitoring of learning.