Job Qualifications
(Preliminary Renewal Petition language for submission for charter renewal 2021 - 2026)

Chief Executive Officers – For all executive positions, successful candidate must represent either college education (Master’s preferred) or life experience (Management work experience) equivalent to ten or more years in business management and/or education. This includes Chief Officers and Executive Directors. At least five years of charter school management or charter school business experience is desired. Prior to employment approval, a candidate’s credentials are verified and a Department of Justice Livescan is completed.

 

Administration –Successful candidates must represent either college credentialed experience or life experience equivalent to five or more years in business management and/or teaching. Prior to employment approval, a candidate’s credentials are verified and a Department of Justice Livescan is completed.

 

Certificated Teachers – Must be properly credentialed in their field plus have the necessary EL certificate. Certificated teachers should have experience teaching or training for multiple levels of students from the low achievers to the high achievers. Every certificated teaching candidate will be required to submit a resume with a description of their teaching philosophy and letters of recommendation to make sure that their teaching philosophy is in line with Encore’s overall mission. Prior to employment approval, a candidate teacher’s credentials are verified and a Department of Justice Livescan is completed.

 

Encore is following the new statutes regarding all arts teachers possessing the correct teaching credential.  Most of the teachers have already complied, but Encore has five years to make sure that all current staff holding positions get their appropriate credential. 

 

Pursuant to –Education Code Sections 47605(l) and 47605.4(a), all teachers must hold the certificate, permit, or other document required for the teacher’s certificated assignment. Encore may use local assignment options authorized in statute and regulations for the purpose of legally assigning certificated teachers, in the same manner as a governing board of a school district. Teachers employed by charter schools during the 2019-20 school year shall have until July 1, 2025, to obtain the certificate required for the teacher’s certificated assignment. These documents shall be maintained on file at Encore and are subject to periodic inspection by the District.

 

Portfolios and/or audition pieces must be submitted at time of interview. Prior to employment approval, a candidate’s credentials are verified and a Department of Justice Livescan is completed.

 

School Staff – Prior to employment approval, a candidate’s credentials are verified and a Department of Justice Livescan is completed.

All Encore employees must submit for a Department of Justice Livescan background check and a tuberculosis risk assessment and examination (if necessary).

 

All positions will be posted at edjoin.org and at encoreedcorp.com.  When necessary, Encore will use the newspaper or online sources to advertise positions. Applications will be open for a minimum of two weeks. All candidate employees will undergo a three-tiered interview process. Final employment decisions will be made by the Executive Office. Each candidate will be chosen by their qualifications, experience, talent, and sharing the teaching philosophy / mission of Encore Education Corporation.

 

In order to find and retain qualified teachers, Encore will take part in online and in person teaching job fairs and post openings on college campuses, in newspapers, and on the web site. Encore will attract teachers that share the mission of Encore. It is our goal to create a positive work environment that our faculty will want to start and keep for a career.

 

Professional Development Annual Cycle Plan

School plan for supervising, evaluating, and supporting all staff at all levels to provide staff stability and engaging classrooms. 
  • Administration has a formal supervision and evaluation process.  The evaluation process is overseen by the CEO.  The Dean of Academics and the Department Chairs do formal classroom observations annually by April of each school year.  If the teacher / instructor is new, they have an informal observation within the first 60 days of teaching.  The CEO receives a copy of the evaluations and discusses them with the Dean of Academics before signing the evaluation and sharing them with the Encore School Board President. 

  • The Dean of Academics conducts informal "Walk-Through" observations throughout the year to help provide feedback to staff.  

Monitor Progress Tools
  • Formal Teacher observation forms and feedback

  • Informal Teacher observation forms and feedback

  • Professional Development Calendar

  • Before School Meetings

  • Benchmark Testing

  • Unit Final Exams

Report Progress Tools
  • Board Meeting Reports

  • Teacher and Administration meetings

  • Benchmarks

  • Unit Final Exams

Assure credentialed in classrooms within the core subjects
  • Dean of Academics and Human Resources will execute.

  • A Fall Credential Audit and the Master Schedule is used for determination.

  • Dean of Academics and Human Resources report outcomes by October to the School Board.

Implement formal and informal teacher observations
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, and Department Chairs will execute.

  • Formal Evaluation Forms, Informal Evaluation Forms, and administrative / teacher meetings to discuss progress.

  • New teacher evaluations done in the first 60 days.

  • All teacher / instructor evaluations complete by April.

  • Dean of Academics report outcomes to the Board President by May

Create and monitor personal staff goals
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, teachers and instructors

  • Goals are created in August, revised at semester, revisited in April and then summarized in June.

  • Dean of Academics will make reports on goals and progress to goals in September and July. 

Create professional development calendar and add changes as needed
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, Department Chairs

  • "Master Teacher" program, policies and procedures, student programs, third party programs, data analysis, teacher surveys, observations.

  • Professional development calendar should be board adopted by September of each school year

  • Dean of Academics, Department Chairs will report the outcomes of professional development in June of each school year to the Board. 

Continuously monitor teacher surveys, teacher observations, and legislation for professional development calendar revisions.
  • Dean of Academics

  • A variety of resources will be used for this ongoing development and revisions will be made as needed.

  • Revisions will be reported to the school board as they come (if needed) and then used as part of the report at the end of the school year. 

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