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Teachers will help develop and implement the curriculum. The primary responsibility of a classroom teacher is to instruct students in all subject areas as prescribed by the school’s academic goals and expectations. The classroom teacher is accountable for students’ academic performance in all standardized, informal and summative, teacher-made assessments. In addition, the teacher has responsibilities outside of the classroom. The classroom teacher reports directly to the principal and is evaluated by the principal Teachers will have a critical role in closing the Achievement Gap prevalent in urban education.


  • Bachelor or Advanced (Masters) degree. Must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA at all institutions.

  • NYS certification (or eligibility for reciprocity). Experience in special and/or gifted education is a plus. Evidence of wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests, and superior communication skills.

  • NYS Teacher Certification.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Able to develop fluent readers and thinkers; interdisciplinary teaching strategies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Commitment to performance-based accountability.

  • Able to develop comprehensive monthly assessments in all subject areas.

  • Demonstrate success in moving students to the highest performance, Levels 3 and/or 4.

  • Knowledge and experience teaching character education.

  • A collaborative team player with colleagues.

  • Committed to an excellence, particularly for urban, impacted boys of color.

  • Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and be relentlessly self-reflective with regards to personal teaching practices.

  • Commitment to analyzing student’s academic achievement results and using assessment data to inform teaching and learning.

  • A valid credential in ESL, TESOL, or ELL programs, a plus.


  • Generate data reports and graphs regarding formal and standardized student assessments and progress.

  • Write summary reports on student progress on a quarterly basis or as needed.

  • Serve as a resource to promote parental support of student goals.

  • Collaborate with teachers on long and short-term goals planning.

  • Provide direct and indirect instruction to all Special Education students, both pull-out and push-in settings.

  • Ensure that the school’s academic standards are rigorous, clear, and measurable and aligned with NYS and Common Core Learning Standards.

  • Submit lesson plans to the Principal for every unit.

  • Develop curriculum that addresses different learning styles.

  • Work with grade-level and subject-level teams to develop curriculum and create strategic plans.

  • Maintain close relationships with parents/guardians.

  • Be a lead teacher and assist in the school’s professional development initiative.

  • Able to lead professional development workshops for parents and community stakeholders.

  • Maintain a child-friendly classroom environment that celebrates student learning with authentic standards-based content.

  • Adhere to all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

  • Maintain an open-door policy.

  • Publish new content on all exterior bulletin boards on a monthly basis. All published work must be rigorous in nature, rich in content and relevant to students. All displayed work should be standards based, graded according to a displayed rubric, and neat.

  • Assist with school dismissal and daily homework.

  • Adhere to a longer academic school day and year, including attending weekly professional development and staff meetings.

  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, at physical education/health, or on field trips.

  • Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.

  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

  • Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.

  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems.

  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers and administrators for review.

  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.

  • Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.

  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.

  • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.

  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.

  • Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.

  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

  • Type, file, and duplicate materials.

  • Location: ENY-Brooklyn

  • Compensation: We offer a salary in line with the DOE scale.

  • This is at a non-profit organization.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

  • Please, no phone calls about this job!

  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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