Elementary Teacher, Scholars Academy (2013-2014)
We believe that great teachers make the difference for our students; without the best teachers, a school cannot succeed. We believe that all children are capable of academic excellence when provided with extraordinary teachers and a strong, achievement oriented school culture that supports students’ diverse needs. Through rigorous, well-planned instruction our teachers push students to reach their full academic potential. In addition to strong academics, we work to create clear systems and structures, consistent expectations for academic excellence and a supportive and nurturing learning environment that fosters student academic and social development. By providing regular feedback and professional development opportunities, we aim to provide all teachers with excellent, tailored professional development to further their growth and development as instructional leaders.
Responsibilities of East Harlem Scholars Academy teachers will include, but are not limited to:
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks.
- Utilize developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula, and instructional materials to present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas.
- Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of standards-aligned learning experiences.
- Track and Measure Student Progress
- Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
- Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement.
- Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the East Harlem Scholars Academy community.
- Positive Classroom and School Culture
- Create supportive classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academy’s high academic and social expectations for students.
- Build relationships with families of East Harlem Scholars Academy students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning.
- Reflection and Continuous Improvement
- Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community.
- Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding all students accountable to the expectations set by East Harlem Scholars Academy community.
Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
- Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents and families
- Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values
Educational Background and Work Experience:
- Minimum of two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions with a strong record of student achievement;
- Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS certifications. For subject area teachers (i.e. art, music, physical education), appropriate educational credentials in the subject in which they will teach;
Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, East Harlem Scholars Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package.
How to Apply
If you are passionate about changing the odds for historically underserved children and communities by improving educational opportunities, please apply via our application website at:
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