Partnerships to Uplift Communities (also known as PUC Schools) is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance and college graduation rates for underserved students in North East Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.
The ideal PUC Alumni Teacher Resident believes in, and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, execution of school culture and collaboration to ensure student success.
This role is a “teacher in training” who is admitted to the Alumni Teach Project teacher residency for one year. He/she must also apply and be admitted to the Loyola Marymount credential program which will run simultaneously with the teacher residency. The Alumni Teacher Resident will be placed at a PUC school and paired with a mentor teacher for the residency year as a co-teacher. Upon successful completion of the residency and LMU credential requirements, the Alumni Teacher Resident will be eligible for hire as a Teacher of Record after one year.
The Alumni Teacher Resident commits to uplift our community, now and forever, by providing a high quality, personalized education program for all students. He/she upholds the mission and values established by PUC Schools and takes initiative for personal reflection and growth. This individual is also an ambassador to the community and a role model for potential alumni residents to follow.
Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:
- Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
- Establishes a culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students
- Develops and implements lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with Common Core standards and PUC instructional guidelines
- Assesses students regularly in accordance with PUC guidelines, examines student assessment data, and refines classroom activities to differentiate instruction for each student
- Collaborates closely with PUC team members (grade-level, school-wide, and across sites) to align curriculum across subjects, improve own and others’ instructional practices and share best practices
- Actively participates in professional development activities, including: training sessions and working with lead teacher, principal, instructional coaches
- Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students’ education
- Tracks critical student information and maintains accurate student records, including attendance, in accordance with PUC procedures
- Identifies unique student needs and collaborates with other team members and outside service providers, diagnoses and address learning challenges
- Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, PUC Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned such as after-school intervention, inclusion minutes, or Saturday School