Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support and we have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.

The Role

As a Math Specialist or Literacy Specialist you will plan and teach highly effective interventions both within and outside the general education classroom. You will work closely with other teachers in your curriculum area and the academic support team to design instruction that furthers every scholar’s learning. You will develop high leverage relationships with Alma families. You’ll receive the support you need in all aspects of your work, while retaining the autonomy to do what’s right for the scholars with whom you work closely every day.

Who We’re Looking For
We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree & Massachusetts Special Education License is required
  • One year of full time teaching experience is preferred
  • For Literacy, training in either Orton-Gillingham or Wilson is highly preferred
  • Proven effectiveness leading students with academic and behavioral challenges to significant academic gains
  • Strong team orientation
  • Infectious joy
  • Bilingual preferred

What You Can Expect

  • Unlimited tea and coffee, for when you need a boost
  • Weekly professional development (with snacks) and $1,000 PD stipend
  • Weekly meetings with someone who supports you
  • Fully stocked supply closets for all your classroom needs
  • 2-3 prep periods per day
  • Monthly birthday breakfast!