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At Self Development Academy (SDA), we strive to create a better future one student at a time. Our integrated and accelerated approach encourages students to try new concepts, explore their abilities, and learn that great achievements are possible with great effort.

To create
a better future.

Our focus is to challenge elementary and middle school students and prepare them for high school, college, and life beyond. If you share our vision, we invite you join us.

“The support of the staff, administration, and parents allows me to feel like I am part of a team. As a teacher of SDA my knowledge has grown. I value the education that is provided to our students.” – AnnMarie

“For the 9 years I have taught at SDA, I’ve become part of not just a great organization but a family. I’ve grown as a teacher by taking part in the SDA philosophies and expectations.” – Katie

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“Everyone is so positive and understanding. They really want each person to do their best and set high expectations for each teacher. I have been lucky to be at this amazing school and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this school.” – Loni

Why SDA?

Self Development Academy has been developing lifelong learners for over 30 years. Our accelerated curriculum, combined with our emphasis on inspiring and cultivating a love for learning, helps students realize their full potential. Exceptional futures start at SDA—and not just for our learners.

We spare no expense to provide students with a nurturing and enriching environment in which they can grow, and that extends to our faculty and staff who are critical in helping us develop the next generator leaders, thinkers and changers.

We also provide very competitive salaries, plus yearly bonuses, that reward our teachers for the instrumental role they play in developing young people and helping to shape the future.

We reward our teachers 

Some of the reasons people come to work at SDA,
and why they stay at SDA, include:

Prestige – SDA is one of the top-rated public charter elementary schools in Arizona and is consistently among the top-rated charter schools in the country.

Support – New staff members are assigned mentor teachers to provide support and guidance.

Preparation – Teachers are provided with curriculum, assessments, and pacing guides, allowing them to focus on creatively ensuring achievement.

Leadership – Administrators also teach in the classroom and understand the challenges of teaching and what teachers need to be successful.

Advancement – SDA nurtures, encourages, and supports teachers’ growth and professional development.

Great achievements are possible.

We are committed
to empowering our students

Learn more about what separates SDA from other charter schools in the state and why our teachers aren’t here for a job, but for a careerClick here to read more faculty testimonials and explore some of the reasons why teachers love teaching at Self Development Academy.

Middle School Teaching Position

SDA is hiring highly qualified candidates for a Middle School Teaching Position. Niche.com rated Self Development Academy as having the #1 Middle School Teachers in America. Must have content area expertise and pedagogical Knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum. Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.

See Details & Requirements

SDA is hiring highly qualified candidates for a Middle School Teaching Position. Niche.com rated Self Development Academy as having the #1 Middle School Teachers in America.  Must have content area expertise and pedagogical Knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum.  Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.  Hiring for Phoenix and Mesa

 

About Self Development Academy:
Self Development Academy is a top ranked school focusing on developing a students’ full potential as scholars, athletes, and artists.  Though we are a small district, we were recently ranked as the #1 best public elementary school in Arizona and as the #3 best public charter school in America (See niche.com).  Our school is ranked so highly because we believe every child has the potential and capacity to excel.  We stress high expectations but ensure that each child has the proper nurturing to become their very best.  We focus on the individual strengths of each child in order to find out how they can best grow.  Join the school that has been ranked as having the best teachers in Arizona!

 

Requirements
The candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

 

  • Teacher’s instructional approach must align with Self Development Academy’s vision and mission.
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher. Or two years’ experience.
  • Must have SEI/ESL endorsement. We provide training for those that have not received such endorsements.
  • Must have Content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach rigorous curriculum.
  • Use effective instructional strategies to inspire students to do their very best.
  • Willing to learn and grow, attend professional development trainings, and contribute to the school’s community.
  • Must Demonstrate Four Essential Teaching Traits:
    • Ensuring Proper Task-Objective Alignment
    • Ensuring Full Participation among the students
    • Using Differentiation in classroom lessons and instructions
    • Using Frequent Formative Assessments
  • Must have a passion for teaching.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Task 1: Mastery of Content and Pedagogy Expertise

  • Strong understanding of Core Knowledge standards
  • Ability to develop lessons that are cross-curricular

 

Task 2: Establishment of Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment with solid classroom management.
  • Foster communication and partner with parents to ensure student success

 

Task 3: Effective Instruction

  • Plan, organize, and effectively teach rigorous Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Prepare for and support educational paraprofessionals that are assigned to classroom to support students
  • Adapt teaching methods and instruction to meet students’ varying needs and interests

 

Task 4: Leadership and Reflection

  • Participate in professional development trainings, professional learning communities, committee work, and in staff meetings

 

Task 5: Accountability

  • Monitor student growth through various forms of informal and formal assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform instruction

 

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated by Elementary Education Director using an evaluation instrument that is aligned with job description and goals.

 

Education and Experience: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree is preferred.

 

Salary: Very competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. We also offer retirement and health insurance benefits, and paid time off.

 

Hours: Full-Time. Normal hours are:

  • Mesa: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Phoenix: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

Elementary School Teaching Position

SDA is hiring highly qualified candidates for an Elementary School Teaching Position. Niche.com rated Self Development Academy as having the #1 Public Elementary School Teachers in America. Must have content area expertise and pedagogical Knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum. Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.

See Details & Requirements

SDA is hiring highly qualified candidates for an Elementary School Teaching Position. Niche.com rated Self Development Academy as having the #1 Public Elementary School Teachers in America.  Must have content area expertise and pedagogical Knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum.  Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.  Hiring for Phoenix and Mesa

 

About Self Development Academy:
Self Development Academy is a top ranked school focusing on developing a students’ full potential as scholars, athletes, and artists.  Though we are a small district, we were recently ranked as the #1 best public elementary school in Arizona and as the #3 best public charter school in America (See niche.com).  Our school is ranked so highly because we believe every child has the potential and capacity to excel.  We stress high expectations but ensure that each child has the proper nurturing to become their very best.  We focus on the individual strengths of each child in order to find out how they can best grow.  Join the school that has been ranked as having the best teachers in Arizona!

 

Requirements
The candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

 

  • Teacher’s instructional approach must align with Self Development Academy’s vision and mission.
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher. Or two years’ experience.
  • Must have SEI/ESL endorsement. We provide training for those that have not received such endorsements.
  • Must have Content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach rigorous curriculum.
  • Use effective instructional strategies to inspire students to do their very best.
  • Willing to learn and grow, attend professional development trainings, and contribute to the school’s community.
  • Must Demonstrate Four Essential Teaching Traits:
    • Ensuring Proper Task-Objective Alignment
    • Ensuring Full Participation among the students
    • Using Differentiation in classroom lessons and instructions
    • Using Frequent Formative Assessments
  • Must have a passion for teaching.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Task 1: Mastery of Content and Pedagogy Expertise

  • Strong understanding of Core Knowledge standards
  • Ability to develop lessons that are cross-curricular

 

Task 2: Establishment of Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment with solid classroom management.
  • Foster communication and partner with parents to ensure student success

 

Task 3: Effective Instruction

  • Plan, organize, and effectively teach rigorous Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Prepare for and support educational paraprofessionals that are assigned to classroom to support students
  • Adapt teaching methods and instruction to meet students’ varying needs and interests

 

Task 4: Leadership and Reflection

  • Participate in professional development trainings, professional learning communities, committee work, and in staff meetings

 

Task 5: Accountability

  • Monitor student growth through various forms of informal and formal assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform instruction

 

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated by Elementary Education Director using an evaluation instrument that is aligned with job description and goals.

 

Education and Experience: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree is preferred.

 

Salary: Very competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. We also offer retirement and health insurance benefits, and paid time off.

 

Hours: Full-Time. Normal hours are:

  • Mesa: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Phoenix: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

School Office Assistant

SDA is seeking a multi-talented, ambitious self-starter to join one of the top schools in the country (#2 in Arizona and #3 in America)! Must assist with a range of duties: office inventory, manning front office, even tutoring.

See Details & Requirements

SDA is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher to join one of the top-rated schools in the country (#2 in Arizona and #3 in the Nation)!  Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.  Must have content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum. Hiring for Phoenix and Mesa

 

About Self Development Academy:

Self Development Academy is a top ranked school focusing on developing a students’ full potential as scholars, athletes, and artists.  Though we are a small district, we were recently ranked as the #1 best public elementary school in Arizona and as the #3 best public charter school in America (See niche.com).  Our school is ranked so highly because we believe every child has the potential and capacity to excel.  We stress high expectations but ensure that each child has the proper nurturing to become their very best.  We focus on the individual strengths of each child in order to find out how they can best grow.  Join the school that has been ranked as having the best teachers in Arizona!

 

Requirements
The candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

  • Teacher’s instructional approach must align with Self Development Academy’s vision and mission.
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher. Or two years’ experience.
  • Must have SEI/ESL endorsement. We provide training for those that have not received such endorsements.
  • Must have Content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach rigorous curriculum.
  • Use effective instructional strategies to inspire students to do their very best.
  • Willing to learn and grow, attend professional development trainings, and contribute to the school’s community.
  • Must Demonstrate Four Essential Teaching Traits:
    • Ensuring Proper Task-Objective Alignment
    • Ensuring Full Participation among the students
    • Using Differentiation in classroom lessons and instructions
    • Using Frequent Formative Assessments
  • Must have a passion for teaching.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Task 1: Mastery of Content and Pedagogy Expertise

  • Strong understanding of Core Knowledge standards
  • Ability to develop lessons that are cross-curricular

 

Task 2: Establishment of Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment with solid classroom management.
  • Foster communication and partner with parents to ensure student success

 

Task 3: Effective Instruction

  • Plan, organize, and effectively teach rigorous Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Prepare for and support educational paraprofessionals that are assigned to classroom to support students
  • Adapt teaching methods and instruction to meet students’ varying needs and interests

 

Task 4: Leadership and Reflection

  • Participate in professional development trainings, professional learning communities, committee work, and in staff meetings

 

Task 5: Accountability

  • Monitor student growth through various forms of informal and formal assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform instruction

 

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated by Elementary Education Director using an evaluation instrument that is aligned with job description and goals.

 

Education and Experience: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree is preferred.

 

Salary: Very competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. We also offer retirement and health insurance benefits, and paid time off.

 

Hours: Full-Time. Normal hours are:

  • Mesa: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Phoenix: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

Math Teacher – Middle School

SDA is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher to join one of the top-rated schools in the country (#2 in Arizona and #3 in the Nation)! Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement. Must have content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum.

See Details & Requirements

SDA is hiring highly qualified candidates for a Middle School Teaching Position. Niche.com rated Self Development Academy as having the #1 Middle School Teachers in America.  Must have content area expertise and pedagogical Knowledge to teach a highly rigorous curriculum.  Must be certified and have SEI/SEL endorsement.  Hiring for Phoenix and Mesa

 

About Self Development Academy:
Self Development Academy is a top ranked school focusing on developing a students’ full potential as scholars, athletes, and artists.  Though we are a small district, we were recently ranked as the #1 best public elementary school in Arizona and as the #3 best public charter school in America (See niche.com).  Our school is ranked so highly because we believe every child has the potential and capacity to excel.  We stress high expectations but ensure that each child has the proper nurturing to become their very best.  We focus on the individual strengths of each child in order to find out how they can best grow.  Join the school that has been ranked as having the best teachers in Arizona!

 

Requirements
The candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

 

  • Teacher’s instructional approach must align with Self Development Academy’s vision and mission.
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher. Or two years’ experience.
  • Must have SEI/ESL endorsement. We provide training for those that have not received such endorsements.
  • Must have Content area expertise and pedagogical knowledge to teach rigorous curriculum.
  • Use effective instructional strategies to inspire students to do their very best.
  • Willing to learn and grow, attend professional development trainings, and contribute to the school’s community.
  • Must Demonstrate Four Essential Teaching Traits:
    • Ensuring Proper Task-Objective Alignment
    • Ensuring Full Participation among the students
    • Using Differentiation in classroom lessons and instructions
    • Using Frequent Formative Assessments
  • Must have a passion for teaching.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Task 1: Mastery of Content and Pedagogy Expertise

  • Strong understanding of Core Knowledge standards
  • Ability to develop lessons that are cross-curricular

 

Task 2: Establishment of Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Create and maintain a positive learning environment with solid classroom management.
  • Foster communication and partner with parents to ensure student success

 

Task 3: Effective Instruction

  • Plan, organize, and effectively teach rigorous Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Prepare for and support educational paraprofessionals that are assigned to classroom to support students
  • Adapt teaching methods and instruction to meet students’ varying needs and interests

 

Task 4: Leadership and Reflection

  • Participate in professional development trainings, professional learning communities, committee work, and in staff meetings

 

Task 5: Accountability

  • Monitor student growth through various forms of informal and formal assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform instruction

 

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated by Elementary Education Director using an evaluation instrument that is aligned with job description and goals.

 

Education and Experience: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree is preferred.

 

Salary: Very competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. We also offer retirement and health insurance benefits, and paid time off.

 

Hours: Full-Time. Normal hours are:

  • Mesa: 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Phoenix: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

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+300 Graduated Students

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+20 Years of Experience

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4 Awards & Prizes

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1 Succesful Model

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Think deeply.
Create wildly.

We teach a grade higher than most Arizona schools, but our curriculum is much more than that. We focus on instilling an ability to learn but also to think deeply and create wildly.

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