2022-23 Biology Teacher (current openings also available)

Green Dot Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

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Date Posted May 03, 2022
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
Specialty Biology
STEM Focus Science
Certification Needed Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Our current annual teacher salary scale ranges from $54,228- $103,350, based on education and experience.
Website https://careers.greendot.org/california/


Biology Teacher

Reports to: Principal

Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Start date:  July 1, 2022

Location: various Green Dot Schools in Los Angeles, CA



Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 19 schools and over 11,000 students across Los Angeles.  Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

What differentiates Green Dot California is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students, our collaboration with reform-minded unions, our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts, and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results.  Green Dot California’s results are undeniable.  Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country.  We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.



Green Dot recognizes that high-quality instruction is central to the academic success of students. Our teachers effectively deliver a superior education built on the rigorous requirements of Common Core State Standards and the expectations of the state college systems. Simultaneously, the collaborative and flexible nature of Green Dot’s curriculums encourage teachers to develop creative lesson plans to engage each student personally and thoroughly in their classrooms. We are committed to ensuring that every student, regardless of background or circumstance, is not only provided with the opportunity to succeed, but empowered with the self-confidence and support networks necessary to transform opportunities into accomplishments. This mission has fueled our thriving professional development and growth programs, which support and challenge teachers to maximize their impact in the classroom and advance their careers as leaders in education. Recognizing the importance of professional empowerment, teachers are represented by the Asociación de Maestros Unidos (AMU), an affiliate of the California Teachers’ Association, and the National Education Association. Visit https://careers.greendot.org/teachers/ to learn more about what it is like to be a teacher at Green Dot, and https://bit.ly/36OFfkp to view our Los Angeles locations.



If you are/will be eligible for a CA Single Subject Intern credential by July 2022, please apply now for our 2022-23 teaching positions.



> Exhibit and uphold Green Dot core values

> Create a culture of learning in your classroom

> Engage in data-driven planning and assessment of student learning

> Establish a culture of respect and rapport with the students which supports the students’ emotional safety

> Facilitate rigorous learning by delivering cognitively engaging lessons that incorporate our instructional methodologies

> Engage in critical reflection, constantly revising practice to increase effectiveness

> Participate in a professional community across your school site and the Green Dot network

> Develop partnerships within the community by communicating with families and bringing to bear resources that support student success in college, leadership, and life



> A Bachelor’s degree is required

> You have a growth mindset and love of learning

> You have met the CA Basic Skills requirement

> You hold (or will hold by July 2022) a valid CA Preliminary or Clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential* OR you are eligible (or will be eligible by July 2022) for a CA Single Subject Intern credential

*Applicants with a preliminary or clear multiple-subject credential are eligible for hire. However, Green Dot will require that you obtain a Single Subject credential/authorization by June 30, 2023.

NOTE:  Before applying, those with an out-of-state credential or no credential should visit the https://www.ctc.ca.gov/ to determine their eligibility to teach in a California public school as of July 2022.

> You have strong content knowledge, pedagogical understanding, and the capacity to plan and deliver instruction to meet the needs of students

> You display a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution

> You are passionate and demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals

> You have excellent collaborative and organizational skills

> You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

> You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness

> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

> You will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)  


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.



Our current annual teacher salary scale ranges from $54,228- $103,350, based on education and experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.


(Visit https://careers.greendot.org/benefits-salary/ to view our current teacher salary scale, obtain an estimate of your potential salary and learn more about our benefit offerings.)



We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill positions for the 2022-23 school year.


Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.