The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years. We will offer K4 through 3rd grade and 6th through 10th grade this year. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling. 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 Expectations: 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 TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Pathways: 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 NJROTC/NNDCC teacher is the person responsible for teaching our NJROTC/NNDCC course in middle and high school. It is the expectation that this individual will work with colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on student achievement, character, and success beyond high school. TLA is a school where scholars and families are supported while maintaining high expectations for all. The NJROTC/NNDCC teacher is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The NJROTC/NNDCC teacher will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the NJROTC/NNDCC teacher will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Teach NJROTC/NNDCC course to middle and high school scholars
Develop and maintain NJROTC/NNDCC Program at TLA
Assess unit progress to assure NJROTC/NNDCC program objectives are met
Monitor academic progress of scholars in the program
Provide academic and career support to scholars in the program
Perform unit team coaching
Instruct military drill
Prepare periodic reports on program administration and logistics
Maintain a safe and positive learning environment for all scholars
Maintain scholar grading and attendance records
Evaluate scholar progress and ensure that scholars complete daily assignments
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
Demonstrated 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
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Adaptability in working with various age groups ranging from 7th grade to high school
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Experience in an urban setting is preferred.
Certified Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI)
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to coach the scholars. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to stand up to 2 hours coaching scholars
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
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.