Middle School Writing Teacher, 2019-20

Explore Schools, Brooklyn, New York

Date PostedNovember 20, 2018
IndustryK-12: Charter Schools
SpecialtyWriting / Editing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryCompetitive and commensurate with experience
Certificate Needed Yes, New York State Teaching Certification, preferred
Education Bachelor's Degree
Websitehttp://www.explorenetwork.org
Description:

WHO WE ARE
Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. We strive to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

WHO YOU ARE
You are an educator with experience teaching grades 6-8. You are ready to lead a classroom and excited to work closely with students in a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio. You prioritize student engagement, critical thinking, and relationship building in the classroom. You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner, willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of your students, and educating the whole child.

  • Committed to working in underserved communities
  • Relentless grit: exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results
  • Strong classroom management skills: you can set high expectations in the classroom and keep scholars engaged
  • Writing content knowledge
  • Exceptional communication skills: you shine in front of the classroom and through written and verbal communication
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Classroom teaching experience required; 2 years preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification, preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred

WHAT YOU’LL DO 
As a Middle School Writing Teacher you will lead classrooms of 20 middle school students. You will be expected to manage the following daily:

  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Create thoughtful and engaging unit and lesson plans daily
  • Participate in creating, revising, administering, and grading assessments
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Provide tutoring to small student groups as required
  • Collaborate with colleagues across content areas and grade levels
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings including PLCs, grade level meetings, and PD sessions
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences as needed, as well as on-going parent communication
  • Ensure the safety of students at all times
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities

BENEFITS AND PERKS
Explore staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, generous vacation-including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contribution, and more.

Additionally, you can expect: 

  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment

LOCATION
Explore is a network of 8 charter schools located in the Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This role is based in one of our 8 schools.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

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