About the Position
Harmony Academy is a tuition-free, grades 9-12 public charter school serving the local students of the Portland metropolitan area. Harmony Academy is Oregon’s first high school exclusively for students living in recovery from a substance use disorder.
The first Teacher at Harmony Academy will collaborate with the Founding Principal to create a culture and community where students simultaneously experience high levels of individual academic growth and personal recovery from substance use disorders. Harmony Academy teachers possess the willingness to adhere to basic policies while acting skillfully and creatively in the best interest of young people. The teacher strives each day to meet the goal of the school and its mission to provide a safe, sober, supportive gold-standard education for youth in recovery, where students develop the skills and strengths needed for personal, academic, vocational and community success.
Harmony Academy, under the governance of the Oregon Recovery High School Initiative, will provide a high-quality educational experience while supporting the recovery of students as they work towards a sober vision for themselves and their future. It is a school where students decide to enroll, attend by choice and actively participate in their recovery and education. While the objectives of academic competency and progress towards high school graduation are a primary focus, there is an equal commitment to a comprehensive recovery program that includes an individualized contract with the youth, commitment to the principles of twelve-step recovery, linkage to other behavioral health services, family support, comprehensive case management, and resource coordination with the youth’s and/or family’s chosen healthcare provider, supporting the adolescent’s and the family’s recovery from addiction.
· Current TSPC license
· At least three years of teaching experience
Letter of Interest
Completed Application Form
Copy of teaching license
Completed Mentor Questionnaire
1-2 Letters of Recommendation
List of three-five (3-5) additional references
Statement about why you want to be involved in teaching at a recovery high school (max. 2 page)