Wednesday Update for July 8, 2015

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Wednesday Update for July 8, 2015 


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General Announcements

Free Penn Equity Institute for Doctoral Students
This spring, the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania launched the Penn Equity Institutes. These virtual institutes are typically aimed at senior leaders in K-12 schools (e.g., superintendents, central office administrators, and principals) and higher education administrators (e.g., presidents, provosts, and deans) who receive executive leadership certificates at the conclusion of 10 modules. The Center is offering a FREE Penn Equity Institute for current students in higher education, student affairs, and community college leadership doctoral programs. Students can register at no cost for a single module or the full series. Those who participate in all four sessions will receive a certificate from Penn. 

This special Penn Equity Institute will focus on bringing a racial equity lens to one’s research agenda. Professor Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center, will lead the four virtual modules. One will feature a panel discussion with Professors Estela Mara Bensimon (University of Southern California), Sylvia Hurtado (UCLA), Samuel D. Museus (Indiana University), and Julie J. Park (University of Maryland), along with Dr. Susan D. Johnson (Director of Equity and Inclusion, Lumina Foundation). Another will include a collaborative presentation with Professor Lori Patton Davis (Indiana University).

For more information and to register for this FREE Penn Equity Institute for Doctoral Students, please visit

Deadline extended–Critical Questions in Education Conference
The conference—in its 11th year—is designed so participants can share challenging conversations about educational ideas important at both the K-12 and university levels. Paper sessions, panel discussions, book discussions, keynote speakers, social gatherings—all happen at CQIE. The conference attracts university professors from many different disciplines, especially teacher education (and especially in educational foundations). Submission deadlines, topics, and further information located here and on the website,

ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

You can make a difference in a child’s life! The Guardian Catholic Schools serve the low-income urban community in Jacksonville, FL. If you know a qualified teacher that wants to work at one of these wonderful schools, you could make a difference in the lives of these children.

Jobs posted here:
And here:
Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to

Teaching Positions at The Villages Charter School
This very high performing (an ‘A’ school for 13 years) is located in The Villages near Ocala.  Applications are being accepted for K- 5 elementary teachers for the 2015-16 school year. A Florida Professional Certificate with Elementary Education K-6 is required; but will consider an individual who has a “Statement of Eligibility” from the Florida Department of Education. Applicants must be Highly Qualified based on the No Child Left Behind requirements. All applicants must complete The Villages Charter School application which can be downloaded from the website: under “job opportunities” and include copies of: 1)Florida Teaching Certificate or Statement of Eligibility; 2) copy of Elementary Education Subject Area Exam Scores; 3) Highly Qualified verification form from former school district; and 4) copies of transcripts. Without all these components in the application packet, your application will not be complete. If you would like to email first, your paperwork can be sent to

Teaching Positions Available at Forest Grove Christian Academy
Forest Grove Christian Academy
, located northwest of Gainesville between Alachua and Newberry, is currently seeking well-qualified Christian faculty and staff members for their K4 – 12th grade programs. For application information and further details, please click here.

Early Childhood Educator
Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center in Palm Beach Gardens and Edward and Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center in Boynton Beach are seeking an Early Childhood Educator. Position description and other information located here. Qualified applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume and salary history to

Extended Day Enrichment Program
Energetic, knowledgeable people wanted to work with elementary school children doing arts & crafts, sports, dance and much more in an after school program at various schools. Please see flyer for application information.

Elementary Education Positions
Mascotte Elementary Charter School in Lake County is currently looking for a 4th grade teacher, a 5th grade teacher, and an ESE ID teacher. If interested in these positions or others at Lake County Schools, please apply online at You may also email your resume to the Principal at but will still need to apply on line.

Two full-time English Positions
Indian River Charter High School located in Vero Beach, Florida is seeking two full time English teachers. Currently have positions available for both ninth and tenth grade.  If interested in applying, please contact: Cynthia Aversa, Director at 772-567-7689 or email Further information regarding the school can be found at

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s K-12 laboratory school, is seeking applicants for a part-time high school biology teacher for one year beginning August 13, 2015.  Interested applicants should apply through GatorJobs: Position: OPS Faculty; Requisition Number: T2648
To apply:

Program Assistant at Kids Count
Three positions for after-school programs located at Kids Count, an after school tutoring program. See flyer for details. Please contact Bill at with any questions.

Part-Time Nursery Teacher and Classroom Assistants Needed
The Servants of Christ Anglican Church is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated teachers and assistants to work Sunday Morning during services, as well as, weekday and evenings shifts available. Infant through pre-k teachers needed. $10/hr. Background checks required. Contact Kim Harris at

Daycare Staff
Hawthorne Academy is a childcare facility in Hawthorne, FL  looking for staff for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. State mandated 40 hours and 1st aid/cpr is a plus. Applicants please submit resumes and/or credentials to Inquires can also be made at 352-358-8030.

Exceptional Education Teachers- Orlando, Florida
Princeton House Charter School is seeking Exceptional Education Teachers with Prek-3rd and/or K-6th certifications to serve students with Autism. We are a public charter school located in Orlando, Florida. Please see flyer for further information.

Emerald Shores Elementary – Ocala, Florida
Currently hiring for 4th and 5th grade teachers, a librarian, and a guidance counselor. Application information located at:

Emerald Shores Elementary
404 Emerald Rd.
Ocala, FL 34472
Contact person:  Kathy Cook, School Secretary

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Nanny Needed
Our family is looking for a nanny for our 2-yr-old boy from August 17th (or as soon as possible after that) until the end of the semester, with the option of continuing through the spring semester. The job is Mon-Fri, 7:30am until 1pm.

Responsibilities include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry). Please contact or call 352-871-5211.

Part time or Full time Nanny needed for three children (12, 3, 1). We need someone that is great with kids, plans educational activities, can drive kids to extracurricular activities, and can help with 7th grade homework in the afternoon. Reliable transportation needed. Clean driving history. CPR certified. References and background check required. At least one year experience needed. Please email if interested.

Gainesville MYcroSchool needs Tutors
We are currently hiring tutors for ALL subject areas for the upcoming Fall semester at MYcroSchool. Please see flyer for details.

I am looking for a Geometry tutor for my 13year old son who is taking Geometry Honors through Florida Virtual School. It would be very helpful if the person was familiar with FVS and comfortable working with easily distracted teens. I would like to start as soon as possible as his class has already started and he is struggling.

I am hoping for once a week in my home or a meeting place (preferably SW Gville, but I can be flexible). Please contact Kimberly at or call/text 352-219-5868.

Nanny Needed
Nanny for a toddler that has some soft markers for autism. He has not been diagnosed yet, but the family is on an early intervention plan with steps to take with him over the next several months. In this family, both parents work, so it’s important his nanny follow through on these steps with him during the week while they are away. For now, we need someone for three days a week at about 8 hours per day ($10/hour). The days will vary, because one parent is a fire fighter and has different days off each week. However, the mother is off on Fridays, so it should never fall on a Friday that this person would have to work.

Interested students can contact me with their resumes:

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