Gateway Science Academy
K through 5 th Grade Elementary Classroom Teachers
ABOUT GATEWAY SCIENCE ACADEMY Elementary Schools
Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis is a public charter school that provides its students with an
innovative world class education, rich in math, science and technology focused on preparing students to
become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders, skill-ready for post-secondary education to
meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.
Walk through the doors of our school and you feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong.
Students’ faces of all nationalities, race, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken
confidence. Hallways buzz with excitement and there is a sense of teamwork involving everyone from
parents, administrators, businesses and bus drivers. Everyone is working toward a single goal: student
achievement. Gateway Science Academy seeks educators who share a passion for the school’s mission,
sparking a love of learning, and unleashing unbridled potential in their students.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Our K through 5 th Classroom Teachers create an inviting, developmentally appropriate learning
environment that cultivates the attitudes, skills and knowledge our K through 5 th grade students will
need for future success in school and beyond. Our Lead K through 5 th teachers building strong ties
between home and school. They forge strong relationships with families and colleagues to support
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
? Provide an inviting, developmentally appropriate learning environment that cultivates academic,
social, emotional, and physical development aligned with the DESE approved curriculum documents.
? Develop and implements daily lesson plans reflecting the individual needs, interests, and abilities of
students and curriculum goals.
? Support the program of study, using a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and
? Analyze and uses appropriate data to guide instruction and develop assessments
? Assess student progress by recording daily anecdotal records and normed assessments to determine
expected growth as stated in the curriculum goals.
? Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and
interest of the students
? Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
? Communicate expectations, criteria for assessment, student progress, and student
strengths/weaknesses to parents and students
? Preview and select appropriate instructional supplies and experiences which address the social,
physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of each student.
? Provide a child-centered environment which has attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of
? Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and
? Maintain confidentiality of information concerning students, colleagues, and parents
? Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and ethics
? Enrich the educational program by participating in local field trips and encouraging classroom visits
from various school and community persons.
? Participate in the discussion of special needs of individual children with teaching staff supervisors,
specialists, and parents. Provide necessary documentation.
? Build positive relationships with students, staff and parents.
? Develop activities which promote strong home/school relations.
? Communicate regularly with parents through individual parent conferences, home visits, journals,
phone calls, etc. Solicit parents’ assistance; explain and promote parent involvement through
participation and activities.
? Work closely with other community agencies (DSS, mental health, court system, churches, Smart
Start) to provide extra help for students.
? Assist with assessment of students for possible K through 5th grade participation/enrollment.
? Actively participate in professional development opportunities focused on curriculum, assessment,
and other topics in early childhood education. Take part in a collaborative professional team
environment, working with other teachers and administrators to develop, implement, and refine
? Prepare and help maintain licensing and accreditation requirements.
? May be responsible for other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
? Possess knowledge of district policies and mandates related to parent involvement, discipline and
? Possess willingness to interact on a personal level with parents
? Demonstrate organizational skills related to all Essential Functions listed above
? Demonstrate knowledge and ability to create an effective Parent Resource Center
? Demonstrate patience and compassion with students, staff and parents in a variety of settings
? Develop trusting relationships with parents, teachers and students
? Work effectively on a team and with parents
? Work collaboratively with peers and others
? Possess knowledge of various cultures' values, behaviors, beliefs and traditions
? Possess strong and effective written and oral communication and presentation skills with all
? Passionate about improving public, urban education and driven to make a difference
? Demonstrates initiative and problem solving capabilities
? Bachelor’s Degree in Education (required)
? Master’s Degree (preferred)
? Missouri Teaching Certification (required)
? Pass an extensive background check and be fingerprinted.
Full-time, salaried position
School Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Length of work year: Mid-August to end of May (10-month contract), up to 188 days per year, including
professional development, parent/teacher conferences, and preparatory work.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary is competitive and is based on years of experience and degree of education: $40,000 - $55,000 per
year. A competitive benefits package is also offered: medical, dental, and vision insurance, and PTO
available at all sites. Retirement, life insurance, up to $3,000/year tuition reimbursement and employee
assistance are also available.