2021-2022 Elementary School Teaching Assistant
Employment Type: Full-Time
About St. HOPE
Established in 1989, St. HOPE began as an after-school program founded by former Mayor Kevin Johnson, who grew up in Oak Park and returned to his native Sacramento after retiring from the NBA. In 2003, Sacramento High School was facing state intervention as student performance was dropping year after year. That year, St. HOPE proposed reopening the school as a charter, along with the opening of PS7, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school that would feed into Sacramento Charter High School.
St. HOPE has operated St. HOPE Public Schools since 2003 with the mission of graduating self-motivated, industrious and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college.
We are proud to say last school year, 96% percent of Sac High's seniors were accepted to a four-year college and that both PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School boasted some of the most outstanding standardized test-scores in the City! One of our many highlights include our 3rd graders performing higher than any school in Sac City Unified School District with 89% of our 3rd grade scholars meeting or exceeding on their Math CAASPP. This is compared to the district average of 39%. At St. HOPE Public schools we believe in the power of the classroom teacher and know that having three years in a row of excellent teaching can overcome the average achievement deficit between low-income scholars and others. We consistently ground ourselves in this belief and prioritize collaboration so that we are building upon scholar success year after year. In addition, we offer every teacher a robust coaching and support plan in order to develop our teachers into the best possible educators. At PS7 Middle School, our results highlight the power of three years of good teaching. Our 6th graders enter our system with only 9% of our scholars on or above grade level in math compared to the district average of 25%. Then after spending three years at PS7 Middle that same group of scholars promotes from 8th grade with 48% of scholars on or above grade level in math compared to the district average of 32%. This same trend is evident in English Language Arts with our 6th graders entering our system with 25% on or above grade level and promoting from 8th grade with 57% on or above grade level compared to the district average of 43%. In addition to prioritizing academic achievement, we prioritize school culture hosting several engaging scholar and family events throughout the school year. In order to provide a well-rounded experience for our scholars, our elementary scholars attend three different elective courses - music, art and PE! This is far above what traditional elementary schools offer and provide our scholars with diverse learning experiences and our teachers with additional prep time!
In conjunction with education, St. HOPE also stands for economic growth in the Oak Park neighborhood to ensure that it's schools are not just islands of excellence. In 30 years St. HOPE has created an estimated economic impact of $89 million in Oak Park and more than $401.7 million in the greater Sacramento area.
One of St. HOPE's most prized development projects in Oak Park is the 40 Acres Art and Cultural Center on Broadway, unveiled in 2003. The project involved refurbishing the old Guild Theater and Woodruff Hotel buildings at 35th Street and Broadway, a complex that had long been vacant. 40 Acres currently includes the Guild Theater, Underground Books, Old Soul Co., twelve loft apartments, and it's newest addition, Fixins Soul Kitchen.
Although St. HOPE has come a long way in the last 30 years, there is still so much more to accomplish. St. HOPE looks forward to continuing it's vision of being one of the finest urban TK-12 public school systems in America and seeks outstanding individuals who are committed to this journey and willing to do whatever-it-takes to provide our scholars with the best education possible! Our future depends on it.
Ready to Join the Team?
The ideal candidate will bring passion and grit to the mission and vision of St. HOPE and a desire to positively impact the Oak Park community and a willingness to learn, grow and work hard along the way. At St. HOPE Public Schools, we live by five key pillars:
High Expectations- You not only set the bar high for every scholar, but also for yourself. You possess a clear vision for what excellence looks like for student work, student behavior, and your craft.
Choice & Commitment- You understand how your work impacts life outside of your office or classroom. You wake up every morning and commit yourself to doing what's best for our scholars.
More Time- You are one of those people that goes above and beyond in all areas of life. Some people may even say you do too much, but you know that more time equals better results.
Focus on Results- Everything you do is done with purpose because you are dedicated to growth. You believe in data and work tirelessly to reach your goals. You are a problem solver and find feedback empowering.
Power to Lead- You are a natural influencer. You can't help but train and nurture scholars and peers. People are attracted to you because of the way you equip them to succeed.
Teaching Assistant's at St. HOPE are held to the highest standards for conduct, dress and overall professionalism. Teaching Assistants can be expected to perform teaching, instructional support, or administrative support roles at any time. Candidates must hold the belief that all children can succeed academically and socially and this belief must drive him or her to be relentless in his or her work.
All Teaching Assistants report directly to the Dean of Culture and Operations.
* Support classroom instruction by monitoring student behavior or supporting student practice
* Provide academic support to students in small groups
* Provide one on one support to individual students
* Proctor small group testing
* Lead teach classes in the event that teacher of record is absent
* Support supervision of scholars during arrival, dismissal, lunch, and other whole school events
* Supervise locker rooms during PE transitions
* Provide administrative support as needed
We are seeking a results-driven classroom leader committed to the St. HOPE Public Schools mission, and who holds high expectations for his or herself and every student.
* Bachelor's Degree
* Valid California substitute or teaching credential
* Belief in and alignment with SHPS's mission
* Criminal background clearance and proof of negative TB screen
Highly Desired (but not required):
* Understanding and experience working with the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
* Bilingual speaking, reading, and writing abilities (Spanish)
St. HOPE Public Schools salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All candidates for this position must submit the following two pieces of information. Candidates must submit both documents or your application will not be considered.
* Thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this opportunity
* Copy of valid California substitute or teaching credential
Submit the application materials via the careers page on our website at www.sthopepublicschools.org
As an equal opportunity employer, SHPS prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group, including actual or perceived discrimination, on the basis of the actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, marital status, pregnant, parenting or lactating status, genetic information, nationality, national origin, immigration status, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any SHPS activity, including hiring and employment.