Elementary Teacher

  • SC Public Charter School District
  • Spartanburg, SC, USA
  • Apr 05, 2019
Elementary Elementary

Job Description

Job Description

Are you passionate about teaching and learning? Are you committed to defying expectations about what children achieve? We are at Quest Leadership Academy, which was established to provide a solid, core based educational program and develop exceptional learners and leadership scholars who achieve their highest potential. If you feel as we do, please submit your resume.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan a program of study aligned to Common Core State Standards that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students through the analysis of student work and assessments
  • Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of the principal
  • Use technology to effectively enhance instruction
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, Quest Leadership Academy’s philosophy of education, instructional goals and policies governing student conduct
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all students in the classroom and throughout the school
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, South Carolina Public Charter School District policy, and school administrative regulations
  • Make provisions for being available to students and to parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents and community members
  • Design and organize purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) while coaching and supporting their professional growth
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guide students in learning from those activities
  • Maintain and improve one’s professional competence
  • Adhere to the accommodations/modifications of students with disabilities (when applicable)
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications: Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from an accredited college or university

Licensure: A current South Carolina professional educator license in elementary education


-A sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to ensure all students at Quest Leadership Academy achieve their highest potential - both academically and socially

-A strong focus on student development and a passion for working with under-served student populations and their families

-The ability to instill strong self-efficacy beliefs in students

-A commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of Quest Leadership Academy

-The motivation to grow as an educational professional and to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom

-A comfort level with the transparent and public sharing of data

-The ability to disaggregate data in order to make data-informed, instructional as well as operational decisions

-An adeptness in exhibiting professionalism and timeliness in following-up and following-through with students, families and staff members

Additional Requirements: In order to be considered for a position, applicants must be willing to do the following:

  • Conduct a model classroom lesson for members of the teacher selection committee
  • Participate in one or more interviews by the selection committee

Required experience: 1 year


SC Public Charter School District


Quest Leadership Academy   http://www.questleadershipacademy.org/index.php

Quest Leadership Academy is a member of the South Carolina Public Charter School District and adheres to a philosophy that given the appropriate support, all children can achieve their full potential. At the conclusion of this part of their educational journey, Quest students will know that they can be successful and will understand that learning is a lifelong process. Quest Leadership Academy was established to:

  • diminish the achievement gap between at-risk students and others
  • implement innovative methods of educating children
  • acknowledge that one size does not fit all
  • address the issue of limited capacity in K4 classrooms

Quest unites school, family, and community as it reintroduces a neighborhood centered school. Quest currently serves nearly 250 students in grades K4 - 5. One additional grade level will be added each year thereafter until the school reaches grade 8, during the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Mission Statement

Quest Leadership Academy Public Charter School is established to provide a solid, core based educational program and develop exceptional learners and leadership scholars who achieve their highest potential.

Additional Information

Quest Leadership Academy is a charter school located in Spartanburg, SC