Careers

Work at GALS or BOYS

GALS seeks to hire ESSA highly-qualified teachers skilled at integrating movement and hands-on learning into a standards-based academic environment focused on the overall health, wellness, and success of girls. GALS teachers will be responsible for:

  • Delivering detailed unit plans and daily lessons
  • Delivering engaging, inquiry-based instruction infused with movement and fieldwork
  • Assessing students’ learning via a variety of tools and presentations of learning
  • Serve as academic, character, and wellness advisers

GALS seeks candidates who demonstrate:

Mission alignment
Belief in the GALS mission of providing a college preparatory education in a supportive environment that fosters the academic mastery and personal development necessary for every young woman to become a powerful advocate for herself and leader of her community. Experience utilizing culturally congruent strategies in gender-specific and movement-based environments is a plus.

Pedagogical alignment
Belief that long-term, in-depth studies that focus on specific case studies or essential questions help students construct deep understandings and skills and prepare them to create authentic products that meet a need for real audiences. Ability to differentiate, utilize data to drive instruction, and employ strong instructional skills. Experience developing hands-on or movement based lessons and/or teaching in a standards-based school a plus.

Entrepreneurial Spirit
Ability to thrive in the ambiguity and intensity of a school that is continuing to grow and develop.

Team Orientation
Ability to work collaboratively in a professional learning community by jointly planning and delivering instruction; participating fully in professional development; and engaging in an on-going exchange of ideas.

Drive for Excellence
Hard-working, self-starter who takes initiative and is committed to learning and self-improvement.

Qualifications

  • ESSA compliant.
  • Previous teaching experience required.
  • Strong classroom management and organizational skills.
  • Urban school experience and experience with diverse communities preferred.
  • Certification required.

Program Overview

Movement-Based
As opposed to relegating movement to physical education class or after-school sports, GALS teachers incorporate movement into day-to-day instruction and classroom activity as a way of engaging students both mentally and physically.

Wellness
We offer a full curriculum focused on the psycho-social dynamics of growing up female in today’s world. The full staff participates in and supports this curriculum.

Tight-Knit Community
Through advisories, community meetings, shared core values, and opportunities for students and teachers to connect both in and outside the classroom, GALS emphasizes the development of a close learning community.

Professional Development
Professional development is a priority at GALS. Staff members meet weekly as a school staff and weekly as a content team to continue the work. Grade level teams meet monthly to support curriculum integration and student achievement.