The Social Justice School opened its doors in August 2020 to our inaugural class of 5th and 6th grade scholar activists. We believe in the importance of educating the whole child to become an informed global citizen. Our curriculum that focuses on social justice and design thinking enables our scholars to engage in meaningful work in our Liberation Design Lab and fosters their ability to have student led conferences throughout the school year with their teachers. Each day, we are building a close knit community that collectively pursues innovative solutions to social justice issues that plague our community and the world. Our mission is to catalyze an integrated community of middle-school learners to be scholar-activists who are designers of a more just world. In order to design a more just world, our students require an education that embraces and lives out a set of core beliefs about what it means to be human.
As an educational content teacher, Lead Teachers at The Social Justice School seek to create a more equitable world everyday by teaching English Language Arts and Math to our scholar activists. Lead Teachers are a part of a determined team of educators who push one another to create and sustain an awareness of the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of all of our scholars. Plan and deliver exceptional instruction that is rooted in learning standards and our curriculum framework. Conduct and analyze on-going assessments of student performance in weekly data meetings. Collaborate with other teachers, including special education and ELL teachers to implement student supports Create a positive and supportive classroom culture and environment that puts relationships with students first Engage parents and families in their students' success Lead a CREW to build community and for social, emotional, and academic support