6th Grade Math Teacher

| July 22, 2014

ob description

DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, K-8 public charter school in East Harlem, is seeking a dynamic and engaging educator to serve as a founding 6th Grade Math Teacher. DREAM Charter School’s mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.

DREAM is part of the Harlem RBI family. Harlem RBI serves over 1,500 East Harlem youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time. Harlem RBI was recently recognized as one of the Best 50 Non-Profits to Work For in the country by The Nonprofit Times.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Teaching and Planning

– Create and implement a new common core aligned 6th grade curriculum – backwards planning;

– Create assessments that will successfully measure academic progress;

– Serve as content-matter expert for school in given subject;

– Assume responsibility for academic progress within classroom;

– Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;

– Analyze assessment data and daily data including exit ticket and Do Now to best inform instruction;

– Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data.

Management Responsibilities

– Set and maintain high expectations for 100% of the scholars, 100% of the time (including tracking, vertical hand-raising, and sitting up at all times);

– Work with Social Work team to create individual behavior plans for select students;

– Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans;

– Take ownership over the classroom management with the mentality of “How can I improve my implementation of our systems, while always assuming the best in my scholars?”

School Culture Responsibilities

– Work with Middle School team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset;

– Create systems students for exceptional effort and growth, both academically and behaviorally.

– Regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals with families;

– Attend and be an active participant in all professional development (school-wide or team-based) opportunities;

– Take part in weekly one-on-one feedback meetings with Academic Dean to discuss observation feedback, role-play pedagogical strategies, analyze data and/or refine curriculum map.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree required;

– Master’s degree or higher preferred;

– Appropriate New York State certification in subject area preferred;

– At least three years of Math teaching experience strongly preferred;

– A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community;

– A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk of educational failure;

– Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Compensation:

DREAM salary is highly competitive with the New York City Department of Education and other charter schools, and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM teachers receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement account, life insurance and access to social services through our Employee Assistance Program.

How to apply

Join our DREAM Team: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@dreamschoolnyc.org. Please put “6th Grade Math Teacher” in the subject line and let us know how you heard of this opportunity. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.