2024-2025 Career and Technology Education Teacher
The Lincoln Academy is a free K4-12 public charter school located in Beloit, Wisconsin, and will serve over 700 scholars during the 2024-2025 school year.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Development and Career Exploration.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Development: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide The Lincoln Academy in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Exploration: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First - Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community - We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done - We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy - The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
The Career and Technology Education (CTE) Teacher is the person responsible for teaching courses taught within the construction, welding, manufacturing, and engineering pathways. It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on scholar achievement, character and success beyond high school. The Lincoln Academy is a school where scholars and families are supported while maintaining high expectations for all. The CTE Teacher is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The CTE Teacher will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the CTE Teacher will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Teach High School and Middle School courses including, but not limited to, 3D modeling/Fusion 360, Innovation Lab (Makerspace) Engineering, Robotics and Programing, Construction and Welding.
Plan, organize, and provide instruction that meets state standards
Use technology to support instruction
Maintain lesson plans and instructional materials for scholars
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
Prepare the classroom for projects
Ensure the classroom is clean and equipment maintained after each lesson
Maintain scholar behavioral standards to ensure a safe, productive, and disciplined environment
Maintain scholar grading and attendance records
Evaluate scholar progress and ensure scholars complete daily assignments and progress toward completion of larger projects
Articulate dual enrollment courses with local technical colleges
Research and develop knowledge of career clusters (pathways)
Coordinate with other CTE Teacher to develop and advise a SkillsUSA chapter
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with scholars from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
Ensure parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails
Participate in appropriate professional activities
School duties as assigned
Maintain confidentiality of scholar records
Prepare and participate in parent/teacher conferences
Differentiate learning opportunities as needed to meet unique scholar needs
Other duties as requested
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrate professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrate a strong work ethic
Adaptability in working with various age groups ranging from 6th grade to high school
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Bachelor’s degree in education or able to obtain a DPI experience-based license
Experience teaching in an urban setting preferred
Technology Education (220) or DPI experience-based license
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Certification required annually before first day with scholars
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to observe classroom and school activities, mostly indoors. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 2 hours instructing staff or instructing a classroom of learners
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing for up to 2 hours at a time
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis