An Invitation to Apply for the Position of
K-5 Collaborative Team Teacher (Available 2014-2015)
Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School, New York, NY
Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, Bronx, NY
Overview: About Public Prep
Public Preparatory Network (Public Prep) is a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a four-year university.
Public Prep is currently comprised of three tuition-free, all-girls charter schools centered on the core values of Scholarship, Merit, Community, and Responsibility. We are elated to be launching Girls Prep Bronx Middle School and Boys Prep Elementary School in the fall of 2014.
Joining our team at Public Prep
Public Prep is seeking Special Education certified Collaborative Team Teachers to join our Girls Prep Elementary Schools, Girls Prep Lower East Side (K-4) and Girls Prep Bronx (K-5) for the 2014-2015 school year. Collaborative Team Teachers report to the Principal.
Collaborative Team Teachers at Public Prep Elementary Schools are held accountable for the academic and socio-emotional success of each of the students in their classes and must consistently plan for and monitor the progress of each of their students in order to meet this responsibility. Collaborative Team Teachers also work closely with Learning Specialists who provide SETSS and other academic support service providers, such as English Language Learners Specialists.
Collaborative Team Teachers meet regularly with co-teacher and their grade-level team members in order to address access to curriculum and academic learning goals for all students. They are responsible for content instruction in mathematics, English Language Arts, and social studies. They work alongside certified science and Spanish instructors who teach their students in those content areas.
The Instructional Leadership Team supports Collaborative Team Teachers in maximizing their performance and that of their students. Collaborative Team Teachers receive frequent feedback and observation, coaching cycles and professional development based on the Charlotte Danielson framework for teaching.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Collaborative Team Teachers establish families as partners through annual student home visits, participation in regular school events, and through providing frequent communications about curriculum, academic progress and behavior. They work closely with the Director of Student and Family Affairs, Counselor, and Family Coordinator to support this work.
- Collaborative Team Teachers will live their commitment to our mission and model commitments by:
- Coordinating knowledge of students, instructional content and curricular resources to design differentiated units and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core standards.
- Using a variety of assessments fully aligned with instructional outcomes to provide a full composite of students' abilities and needs and to inform instruction.
- Engaging in coaching cycles and implementing research-based strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
- Reflecting on their own progress as educators and seeking out professional resources to continuously improve their practice.
- Providing students with frequent feedback and evaluation based on the development of individualized goals for performance that are specific, measurable, ambitious, rooted in data and time-bound.
- Managing student behavior and classroom routines to maximize learning time and create a positive classroom environment.
- Implementing school-wide positive behavior incentive policies and logical consequences.
- Celebrating student progress and effort each day in their classrooms and through bi-weekly, school-wide Unity Meetings.
- Collaborating with colleagues to leverage the strengths of all team members.
- Maintaining records of students' progress and family communications through Global Scholar software.
- Communicating with families regularly, responding to emails and phone calls within 36 hours.
- Attending IEP meetings and ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
- Actively participating in school and network-led meetings and professional development workshops as laid out in the school and professional development calendars.
- Supporting the school as directed by the Principal.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- An M.A., Ed.M or Master's degree in relevant content area
- New York State Dual Certification in Special Education and General Education is required
- A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time classroom teacher, preferably in a co-teaching setting
- Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
- Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
- Exceptional organization and planning skills
- Superior communication skills
- An ability to work collaboratively
- A commitment to single-sex education
- Conversational or Fluent Spanish is a plus but not required
How to apply
To apply, please visit: https://publicprep.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=207. Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including which campus you would prefer and examples of how you have demonstrated continuous learning and specific ways you have used student data to drive instructional decisions.
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