In September 2018, Ryan Banks Academy, a new middle school and high school, will open its doors and transform urban education. The Ryan Banks Academy mission is to build Chicago’s first residential school for urban youth. In our first 1-2 years, we will begin as a day school/boarding school hybrid model, where our students attend day school at Ryan Banks Academy, plus our school year will include multiple extended field trips which will allow our students to explore new environments and cultures. Ryan Banks Academy will combine a high-quality, future-facing curriculum with an integrated social emotional education in order to provide the launching pad for students out of poverty and into the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and world-changers.
Position Overview: Ryan Banks Academy is seeking an experienced Math/Science teacher that is interested in becoming part of the founding faculty. Our academic program aims to create innovative thinkers who are college, career and entrepreneur ready by inspiring and empowering our students to lead a life of creativity and to take responsibility for their own learning both in and outside of school. Using a STEM +Art or STEAM approach, it is the responsibility of the lead teacher to assist Ryan Banks students to acquire knowledge and develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics to learn how to drive innovation within their immediate communities and beyond. The founding Math/Science Lead Teacher will create an experiential based STEAM focused academic program where students will be exposed to environments that allow them to explore and experiment, see things from new perspectives, ignite an innate sense of curiosity and exploration, and to collaborate with others in order to solve complex problems and accomplish life goals.
Work collaboratively with the Head of School and other founding faculty members to design, implement, and manage curriculum and assessment of school performance goals.
Design a creative and innovative STEM program.
Promote and monitor the academic and personal growth of Ryan Banks Academy Student.
Direct remedial education, accelerated education, and presentations of learning.
Assist in cultivating and delivering the Social-Emotional Learning curriculum.
Assume active responsibility for daily, weekly, monthly, and ongoing school-wide programming.
Instructional Leadership Role:
Participate in fundraising, development, and public relations activities.
Assist in interviews and hiring decisions for future faculty members.
Work collaboratively with the Head of School to build a school-wide strategic plan.
Participate in the formulation, implementation, and enforcement of school rules and regulations. ?
Cultivate and forge strategic partnerships for increased funding, extracurricular opportunities, and internship placements.
Track record of producing academic achievement in an urban setting, both in the classroom and as an instructional coach.
Experience executing and leading project-based learning.
Ability to use technology to engage, celebrate, document, and share student learning.
Demonstrated track record of embracing high expectations and standards- personally ?and professionally.
Views social and emotional coaching as inextricable from teaching.
Ability to appropriately and positively engage with parents .
Strong willingness to collaborate with others, and enthusiasm for working in a start-up culture.