Pacific Heritage Academy

1st Grade Teacher

1st Grade Teacher Position
Pacific Heritage Academy
1755 W 1100 N
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Organization: Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pacific Heritage Academy is a tuition-free, public
charter school serving approximately 350 students in grades K-8. At Pacific Heritage Academy, we
use the power of education, the endurance of language and culture, and the virtue of relationships
and community to help young people on voyages of discovery.
Through thoughtful inquiry, challenging curricula, rigorous requirements, and compassionate
service students learn who they are and what they can become. We create learning experiences and
students find their Roots…and their Wings.
We invite potential candidates for this position to learn more about Pacific Heritage Academy by
exploring our website,
Job Purpose: To plan, organize and present instruction and academic environments that help
students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social


Summary of Roles and Responsibilities: The Teacher/Crew Leader will fulfill the following

 Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school schedule and
the Director and/or Head of School.
 Participate in Tiered I, II, III interventions
 Implement LEA chosen curriculum based on Utah State Standards
 Submit weekly / daily lesson plans including learning targets in Plan Book

 Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments, are aligned to
support the school mission and goals.
 Utilize the adopted curricula for reading, writing, and math as the primary structure for
teaching those subjects.

 Regularly track, document, and communicate student performance/achievement.
 Administer diagnostic assessments to identify specific areas of students’ need (i.e. literacy
remediation, recovery and intervention.) Designate targeted goals and objectives for
student improvement in specified areas of need.
 Follow and implement Assessment expectations according to the Assessment Calendar
 Complete quarterly report cards as determined by the annual school calendar and in
accordance with the template used by the school.

 Be proactive in communicating with parents individually via meeting, phone, or email.
 Develop and update a mode of communication, as agreed upon by the Director. This could
include Remind, CANVAS, email, text, or phone call.
 Support the messaging, vision, and marketing of PHA within the community, country, and

 Reflect upon your performance as a teacher using the teacher evaluation rubric (Utah State
 Be punctual and diligent about fulfilling yard duty and other time-sensitive obligations.
 Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote
self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
 Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to understanding internal processes and procedures.
Abide by PHA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR,
admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
 Actively Attend/Support/Plan various activities including: Faculty/Staff Meetings,
participate in school-wide events including but not limited to: Heritage Days, Back to School
Nights, Parent Action Counsel, Student led conferences, Celebration of Learning, Graduation,
Internal and External Professional Development, etc.
 Adhere to the Teacher Code of Conduct.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by the
Director or designee, including but not limited to leading at least one After School Club and
an additional duty (i.e. committee membership, program leadership, etc.)
 Implement PHA’s Character Ed program with integrity.
 Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Pacific Heritage Academy Employee

Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
 Certified Utah Educators License/APPEL or related.
 Teaching experience and/or related professional experience.
 Must be able to present Common Core-based curriculum.
 Strong interpersonal skills.
 Ability to work well with a team and independently.
 Evidence of professional development in educational topics.

Physical Requirements:
 Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers
and equipment for children, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force
frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount
of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for
Light Work.

To apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to: [email protected]


Job Summary: Looking for an energetic and motivated paraprofessional to work with small groups of students at all levels from Kindergarten to Middle School.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Run small group and individual literacy instruction, supervision as assigned.
  • Support the vision of Pacific Heritage Academy in using the power of education, the endurance of language and culture, and the virtue of relationships and community to help young people on voyages of discovery.
  • Work cooperatively with and supporting the school team in instruction, assessment, documentation, and classroom management.
  • Become familiar with curriculum programs used at PHA.


  • Excellent English Language skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish welcomed.
  • A positive, cooperative attitude.
  • A willingness to learn and to work hard.
  • Patience, and a love of children.
  • An appreciation and respect of diverse cultures.
  • Ability to pass a background check.