Opening Date: 05/05/2016
Deadline Date: N/A
|School Name:||Gordon Bernell Charter School|
|School Address:||401 Roma NW Albuquerque, NM 87102|
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the subject area(s) to be taught. Previous experience in teaching culturally diverse students is a plus.
New Mexico teaching certificate in the subject area to be taught as required by the New Mexico State Public Education Department and the New Mexico 1999 Charter School Act.
Gordon Bernell Charter School (GBCS) is a public charter high school designed for adult learners. A self-paced, mastery-based curriculum develops student success within the spirit of our motto: Changing lives from the Inside Out. All courses required for a high school diploma are available. Many additional services are offered, to include life skills and employment training, special education and speech and language development, and special projects and guest speakers on topics of interest to our students. We connect students to social and behavioral services in the community as needed.
Our school has four locations: downtown Albuquerque, Job Corps, Metropolitan Detention Center, Sandoval County Detention Center.
To work within the year-round school concept, GBCS is closed for only one month in the summer. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday each week. Professional development is conducted the fourth Friday of each Month.
Only highly motivated, hard-working individuals who work cooperatively as part of a close-knit team will be considered for employment. All must have the appropriate New Mexico licensure. Benefits and pay are comparable to or exceed that of other schools and districts in our state.
For more information, please contact Kimberlee Hanson, 505-468-7704, Kimberlee@gordonbernell.org.
Language arts, mathematics, science and social studies are offered through packets and computer programs that students can complete as quickly as they are able and motivated. Physical education, art, and other electives enrich their experience. All courses are based on the New Mexico state standards and form a solid basis for mastering the next level of skills and knowledge.
To earn credit, students must master twelve power standards at 70% or better.
Teachers of proven dedication and competence provide whole-group and individual instruction. Students’ skills are measured in a wide battery of standardized measures required for graduation. Teachers emphasize the transformative power of education to support conscious choices, responsibility and life-long learning.
Our students range in age from 16-60+. Some have no high school credits; some need only one or two credits for graduation. Some are developing English as a second language. They bring a variety of life experiences that both challenge and enrich the instructional process. They thrive on clear expectations, structure and consistency. The creativity, understanding and consideration of their teachers make a vital difference in their success.
Responsibility and Safety
It is imperative that GBCS teachers promote safety and responsibility.
Teachers and staff work hard to live up to the example of Mr. Gordon Bernell, who transformed countless lives through his benevolent and inspiring presence at the Bernalillo County Detention Center. He was loved and admired by inmates and employees alike. Among his many accomplishments were the nation’s first jail-based computerized literacy lab, the Youth Outreach Program, the BCDC Inmate and Child Christmas Program, and a 15,000 book library at the jail.
|Contact Name:||Kimberlee Pena Hanson|
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