Second Grade Teacher - Carolina Community Academy

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Jun 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Lab School-340500
Career Area Other
Posting Open Date 05/23/2024
Application Deadline 06/18/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Second Grade Teacher - Carolina Community Academy
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 20062869, 20054182
Vacancy ID NF0008173
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Salary Commensurate with NC Public Schools Salary Schedule + Person County Schools Supplement. More info can be found here: district-operations/financial-and-business-services/compensation-publicschool- employees
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2024

Position Information

Be a Tar Heel!
Carolina Community Academy (CCA) is an innovative school for K-2 students in Roxboro, N.C. A partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Person County Schools, CCA draws upon a variety of academic and professional strengths across the Carolina campus to best serve the students, families, and community in Person County. CCA was created as part of a UNC System initiative to redefine and strengthen university partnerships with North Carolina public schools, improve student outcomes, and provide high-quality teacher and principal training.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The School of Education is an academic unit reporting to the Provost. The School is a major center of research, teaching, and public service within the State of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. The mission of the School of Education is to conduct research, and generate basic and applied knowledge about human development, educational technology and entrepreneurship, teaching and learning, school counseling, school psychology, administration, as well as educational policy and leadership; prepare leaders in the profession of education by conducting outstanding research, teaching, and service; and assist in the development of strong and effective public schools in North Carolina.
The Carolina Community Academy is a laboratory school that has been created as specified in North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) Chapter 116, Article 29A, with the goal of improving student performance in the partner school district by providing an enhanced education program and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to address challenges existing in a high-needs school setting. The Academy is one of nine lab schools identified to partner directly with local school districts to promote evidence-based teaching and school leadership, while offering real-world experience to the next generation of teachers and principals. UNC System lab schools will serve every part of the UNC System mission teaching, research, and public service. UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with Person County Schools to establish the Carolina Community Academy, which is collocated within North Elementary School in Roxboro, NC.
The UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Community Academy is rooted in the stance that education has the power to break down barriers, lift up individuals, and empower communities to rise and thrive. The Academy will engage the local and University community, inspire its educators to lead and act with passion, prepare students to be critical and creative thinkers, and strive for equity for all. The Academy will ultimately include at least three classes per grade level for kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Note: this position is located in Roxboro, NC.
Position Summary
The UNC School of Education is currently seeking a UNC-Chapel Hill Carolina Community Academy Lab School Teacher, depending on openings, may serve in a classroom at kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. The School of Education position is a ten-month, full-time, teaching position housed on-site at the Carolina Community Academy starting August 1, 2024. Teachers at the Carolina Community Academy report to the Carolina Community Academy Principal. Teachers within the Carolina Community Academy may coordinate and direct the activities of teacher assistants.
As an educator within Carolina Community Academy, the teacher will foster a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic and personal success for all students in the school. The teacher will work collaboratively with others to facilitate and implement innovative instruction to achieve the mission of the school. The teacher will work collaboratively with the Carolina Community Academy Principal, UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Community Academy liaison, and university faculty/staff to support the successful social-emotional, physical, and academic development of the students within Carolina Community Academy.
The UNC System offers a flexible and comprehensive package of benefits, along with valuable work and family programs. These programs can help employees attain their retirement savings and career goals, as well as help to meet their everyday needs. Our programs are designed to allow you to tailor a benefits package that best meets the unique needs of you and your family. Employees of Carolina Community Academy are eligible for many UNC-Chapel Hill benefits including Educational Assistance via the Tuition Waiver Program: The Tuition Waiver Program provides an opportunity for eligible employees to have the tuition waived for up to three courses per academic year at any of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina System. To learn more about this educational benefit, please visit
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with at risk student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. A current North Carolina teaching license is required or ability to get licensed in NC.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Create fair, inclusive, and equitable classroom communities.
* Create clear expectations and norms for classroom communities.
* Use restorative practices to address learning and behavior needs.
* Foster a growth mindset in the classroom.
* Communicate positively, effectively, and regularly with students and families.
* Actively engage with colleagues, school administration, the local community, and university partners to cultivate a collaborative school environment.
* Develop innovative, integrated, and inquiry-based lesson plans that are student-centered and based on constructionist approaches.
* Utilize instructional materials to support evidence-based teaching strategies.
* Understand developmental appropriateness of materials and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
* Assess the progress of students and use data to inform teaching strategies.
* Evaluate student performance on a regular basis using formative and summative assessments.
* Fully understand and follow expectations set forth by the staff handbook.
* Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
* Attend and be fully engaged in staff meetings, PLT (Professional Learning Teams) meetings, and other committee meetings.
* Engage in opportunities for enhanced professional development to stay current in innovative teaching practices affecting the whole child.
* Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth.
* Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, families, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics and state and federal laws.
* Share responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in areas of the school.
* Comply with state and federal education statutes, including the NC Code of Ethics for Educators.
* Adhere to the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.
* Additional requirements include the following: knowledge of public school and university partnerships; experience as a school-level mentor or clinical teacher.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience in innovative and diverse schools with a track record of improving student outcomes for all subgroups. Graduates of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill teacher education programs are preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience with diverse student groups, integration of the curriculum with content, early literacy and numeracy and social emotional learning. The individual should be: self-directed; organized with attention to detail; innovation and outcome oriented; technologically proficient across multiple platforms; possess strong interpersonal relationship skills including collaboration with diverse individuals; highly motivated and be willing to be receptive to innovative practices/procedures; willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/responsibilities/expectations of the work and operations of Carolina Community Academy; and willing to work alone or as a group/team when necessary.
Personal Characteristics
* Open to new ideas
* Innovative
* Flexible
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a school environment.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions
This posting is for two positions. By applying to this posting, you will be considered
for both positions.
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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Amy Richardson, Director of Carolina Community Academy and PK-12 Partnerships
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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