Vision Prep Charter School
Job Description: The Associate Teacher will, through professional development, take an active
role in developing and implementing their grade level curriculum. The Associate Teacher shares
equal time between classes lead by Lead Teachers in their grade level. While the Lead Teacher
is the designated leader in each classroom, the Associate Teacher works as an equal professional
partner to effectively manage scholars and drive academic performance. The Associate Teacher
will work closely with Lead Teachers, Principal and School Director to develop, deliver, and
assess high quality, standards aligned lessons. The Associate Teacher is responsible for their
scholars’ achievement and is expected to constantly self-reflect, assess, learn and grow in their
• Read Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov and view…….included DVD before
July professional development begins.
• Prior to school year beginning (July professional development) work with grade
level team to backward plan using all available assessments, state standards, and
national standards to create a cohesive, year-long plan.
• Be accountable for scholar attendance record keeping through taking and
submitting accurate attendance counts daily.
• Monitor all arrival, homeroom, breakfast, lunch, and dismissal procedures assigned
by Director of Finance and Operations.
• Arrive at school on time daily, professionally dressed and prepared for instruction.
• Assist in supervising classroom morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.
• Hold scholars, parents and co-workers accountable for all Vision Prep common
core values found in F.I.R.S.T. (Focus, Integrity, Responsibility, Self-determination
and Teamwork) and the statements agreed to in the Contract of Mutual
• Assist Lead Teachers in the development and submission of daily and weekly
lesson plans (Thursday prior to teaching) to Principal (includes at a minimum: TN
or Core standard, learning target, assessments, brief agenda, and all scholar
materials) and revise after receiving feedback.
• Deliver clear, concise, objective-driven lessons daily while effectively and
respectfully communicating scholar progress with scholars, families and
o Implement the key elements of the teaching taxonomy outlined in the book,
Teach Like a Champion.
o Work as a team with other grade level teachers to implement standard saligned curriculum (including: daily instructional activities, do nows, exit
tickets, homework, quizzes, tests, and interim assessments).
• Meet weekly with the School Director or Principal to debrief or discuss most
current classroom observation.
o Based on weekly debriefs, implement changes in instruction, assessment
• Collaborate with Lead Teachers and the Scholar Supports Coordinator (Special
Education) to ensure all scholars’ academic needs and documented individual
accommodations are being met.
• Meet and plan during all scheduled grade level meeting times each week to ensure
consistency, to plan for scholar support, and to ensure academic rigor.
• Be open to frequent informal observations by administrators and other teachers and
implement feedback received.
• Assist Lead Teachers in the updating of grade books weekly at a minimum, with
80% of grades based on mastery of skills taught.
• Use grade level system to track and document scholar Reading and Mathematics
assessment mastery data.
• Manage time effectively so deadlines are met, classes begin and end on schedule,
and all professional responsibilities are fulfilled.
• Be a team player: share; assist; ask for help when needed; provide insights and
ideas; be solution oriented; be flexible, kind, and humble.
• Assist Lead Teachers to update parents/guardians on the progress of scholars
frequently (at least 5 contacts per week).
• Assist Lead Teachers in the preparation and maintenance of a welcoming classroom
that is clean and organized.
• Attend all mandatory Vision Prep professional development sessions, on and off
• Enforce all Vision Prep rules and procedures