Job Description

BASIS Jack Lewis Jr. is seeking a 5th-6th Grade English Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2024-2025 School Year!

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Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and collegial school community.

Position Summary

The role of the English Subject Expert Teacher (SET) is to ensure the day-to-day exceptional education of students by preparing and facilitating subject specific lesson plans. Subject Expert Teachers implement the established BASIS Curriculum while tailoring specific topics to integrate their knowledge and passion for the subject.


This course will review the topics covered in fourth-grade English, deepen student understanding of them, and introduce a range of new topics. In addition to reviewing the parts of speech, students will also develop a thorough understanding of clauses and phrases, both how to recognize them and how to incorporate them into their written assignments. Students will practice writing in a variety of modes (descriptive, narrative, persuasive, informative) and develop longer, more sophisticated pieces over the course of the year. In addition to more rigorous grammar and writing instruction, the literature component of the course will move beyond basic questions of plot and setting and begin to explore more nuanced questions of theme and character development. Comparatively more robust discussions of novels, poems, and essays will be the norm as students ascend another rung on the pedagogical ladder.


This course consists of five major components: conventions, reading, writing, scholarship, and thinking. Students will build lifelong skills and an appreciation for written communication, reading, and learning in general. The course emphasizes language conventions which includes a focus on grammar and punctuation. Students can expect to spend their English periods divided between grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and instruction in reading and writing. Students will read literature with the intent of sparking and developing imaginative thought in traditionally academic fields. Instruction in writing will focus on perfecting the student’s ability to write effectively at the sentence and paragraph level, along with introducing format conventions. Finally, students will build on the foundational research skills developed in fifth grade. The course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for future scholarship in all fields by ensuring that students have a strong grasp of the fundamental workings and effects of language.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparing and facilitating subject and grade specific lesson plans
  • Providing subject instruction on a higher level than grade-standard in an interactive learning environment to achieve exceptional results for all students
  • Implementing the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is internationally competitive
  • Managing student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, individuality, and respect in all students
  • Participating in extracurricular programs, such as clubs and sports
  • Substituting/ duty coverage as needed
  • Occasionally represent BASIS Ed Texas at designated school wide community events outside of typical school hours
  • Supervising individual students and/or groups of students
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Qualifications:

  • Eligible for hire in Texas Public Schools
  • Has deep knowledge of subject taught
  • Ability to differentiate instruction
  • Ability to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
  • Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
  • Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
  • Open to feedback and continuous growth
  • Has a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes mind set

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in English or related subject from an accredited college or university. Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Public Safety (DPS) clearance.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in English or related subject.

Preferred Experience: 2+ years teaching/education experience

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Starting Teacher Salary is $43,000 and is negotiable dependent on education and experience. BASIS Ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.

*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.

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