5th Grade Teacher
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
$2,500 Sign On Bonus!
Position Summary: The 5th Grade Teacher is responsible for the daily programming for children enrolled in the School program. The role includes implementing and providing developmentally appropriate practices and high quality and education according to the standards set forth by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), and federal guidelines. The Teacher ensures that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated as the primary SJA liaison.
Position Reports to: Principal
  • BS Degree in Education with valid DPI Certification
  • 2+ years experience within early care working in a elementary school setting preferred
  • Bilingual speaker (Spanish) preferred
  • Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, and planning skills
  • Interest and ability to support children and their families
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and office equipment
  • Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the Education Department
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, their family members, management, and staff members
  • Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes
Equipment Used: Office equipment: personal computers, printers, phone systems, fax machine, photocopier
Physical and Mental Requirements: Must have ability to sit (25%), walk/stand (75%), routinely throughout the shift.  Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs. Must have functional senses/manual dexterity to carry out the job; communicate effectively; and use of office equipment. Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of managing emergency/critical situations and multiple tasks.
Environmental Conditions: Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to care children, and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of the children and seasonal exposure to high humidity, heat and cold due to the internal and external environment.

Quality Assurance 
  • Ensures consistent compliance and meets all accreditation and DPI standards
  • Teaching practices that are planned and executed reflect developmentally appropriate curriculum for children
  • Classroom environment is in compliance with DPI guidelines and accreditation standards: cleaned; well-organized; maintained and refreshed with appropriate learning centers, displays and bulletin boards
  • Educational materials and toys are cleaned, sanitized, in good repair, stored and organized to optimize child safety and use
  • Maintains and refreshes well designed, child-focused bulletin boards that reflect children’s work and interests
  • Develops and implements lesson plans in accordance with the program Academic Standards and, SJA philosophy and policies
  • Maintains supervision of children assigned to him/her at all times--alert to signs of illness or stress; informs Principal regarding children who may be showing signs, of developmental delays
Customer Relations
  • Ensures each family’s right to information about their child’s progress while maintaining privacy and confidentiality, at all times
  • Extends excellent service to all children and families
  • Communicates verbally and in writing all pertinent information to assist in family satisfaction
  • Establishes appropriate relationships with children, parents/guardians, staff, and the public which ensures a safe environment that protects children/families’/staff rights
  • Fosters an environment that allows children, their families and staff to develop to their fullest potential
  • Cultivates positive relationships with children, parents and families
  • Assists children and parents in orienting to- and making a smooth transition into the school program
  • Solicits information from families about their cultural background and interests
  • Maintains day-to-day communication with parents, including interpretation and follow through of the SJA philosophy and policies
  • Participates in family-centered events within the School and the community.
Child Outcomes:
  • Ensures children have the opportunity to learn, progress and achieve developmentally appropriate outcomes and academic indicators
  • Develops to meet the individual needs of the children while ensuring children get hands-on opportunities to achieve the academic indicators.
  • Informs parents of their child’s academic accomplishments three times a year and or when requested by the parent
  • Completes developmental assessment on individual children within 45 days of the first day of school, in December and in May.
  • Establishes and maintains individual child and classroom portfolios and uses information to plan and execute learning activities
  • Maintains assessment records including written anecdotal notes on the attainment and progress towards each academic indicator
  • Maintains child and classroom records including weekly menus, meal counts, child attendance, and grades
  • Responds quickly and directly to the needs of children.
Mission & Values:
  • Respect for Human Dignity:  Consistently greets everyone; Courteous in all interactions with clients, families and co-workers; Shows appreciation to co-workers for a job well done; Responds respectfully and patiently to co-workers’ requests; Contributes to a positive and cooperative work environment; Stops the spread of gossip when it is heard; Protects personal and professional privacy; Keeps information confidential; Uses office resources wisely; Respects the property of others and of the facility
  • Compassion:  Listens well; Is truthful in communication with others; Is considerate of other’s feelings; Is responsive and supportive to all when providing care or service; Demonstrates attentive care to those in need
  • Transformation:  Is open to feedback to improve performance; Seeks innovative ways to improve processes; Seeks to understand and support change as an opportunity for improvement; Is supportive of management decisions; Exceeds requirements of job; Is willing to learn and try new things
  • Solidarity with the Poor:  Is respectful to all; Seeks ways to help others; Advocates for the people we serv
  • Justice and Peace:  Knows the expectations of their role/job; Asks questions if necessary to understand their responsibilities; Treats others fairly; Provides feedback and suggestions for solutions to problems; Makes decisions consistent with the Mission and Values; Works to improve relationships within departments and between departments
Professional Development
  • Serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers
  • Participates in meetings, in-service training, staff meetings, workshops and other activities that improve the program, communication, and problem solving. Facilitates professional development opportunities
  • Maintains DPI license
  • Maintains certification in CPR , AED, and First Aid
  • Advocates for issues that impact students and the community
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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