Dance Teacher Job at Aspire Public Schools, Oakland, CA

  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Oakland, CA

Job Description



About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving TK-12 scholars in communities across California. Founded in 1998—in an effort to transform the inequitable racial, social, and gender outcomes that our communities persist through—Aspire is one of the largest and most forward-thinking open-enrollment public charter school systems in the nation.

Our purpose is to prepare our scholars for success in college, career, and life. At Aspire, we set a foundation for our scholars to gain knowledge, skills, and power to access and make choices for their families and post-secondary lives. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff comes together to learn, work, and play in an environment grounded in our values of Bienestar (Well-Being), Culture of Belonging, Community Partnership, Agency & Self-Determination, and Joy.

The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a team of passionate and dedicated educators. As an instructor at Aspire, you will deliver high-quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual. In addition, you will empower students to take control of their own learning and contribute to the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.

What You Will Do:

  • Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college
  • Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with California State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines
  • Assess students regularly and refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs
  • Communicate regularly with students and families and involve families as partners in their child’s education
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices.
  • Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education.
  • Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged.
  • Maintain accurate student records including attendance.
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs and improve instructional practices throughout the school.
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Aspire Public Schools.
  • Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, principal, and instructional coaches
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Single subject: Physical Education or Dance authorization, including English learner authorization, required
  • 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred
  • Knowledge of subject matter, including State Standards and subject-specific frameworks
  • Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles
  • Knowledge of assessments
  • Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices


Aspire Public Schools is dedicated to our teammate's well-being!  In addition to a competitive base salary that is benchmarked against local districts and charter schools, we offer employees exceptional benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.

Our salary schedule based on years of experience for this position type is reflected here:

Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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