Middle School Learning Specialist (2014-2015 School Year)

GUGCS Middle School Learning Specialist (2014-2015 School Year)

Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.


  • Provide daily reading, writing, and math instruction to students mandated for SETSS as well as intervention support for students who are “at risk”.
  • Help teachers to develop materials and techniques for individuals and small groups
  • Participate in our weekly at risk committee meetings to discuss children and plan strategies for their education and support
  • Support teachers in helping them to implement the interventions suggested at SSC meetings
  • Support teachers in monitoring students’ progress within the interventions
  • Attend IEP review meetings
  • Usethe Responsive Classroom model for community-building and behavior management strategies
  • Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments
  • Administer formal interim assessments and informal ongoing assessments, conferencing, end-of-unit rubrics, student portfolios, etc.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships with families
  • Actively participate in school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, staff committees, school events, etc.
  • Work with instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year
  • Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback
  • Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk
  • Perform other school-wide responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School’s mission and green theme
  • Strong commitment to a multi-sensory teaching approach
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom
  • Experience in environmental education a plus
  • Experience with technology integration
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Teaching Certificate in Students with Disability required
  • At least one year experience teaching students in the middle school grades

Required Certificates & Licenses: Teaching certificate, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

How to apply

How to Apply
Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, attention Director of Special Education, to the address below. In your cover letter please address the following questions:

What prior experiences qualify you for this position? What experience, if any, do you have with green principles and sustainability?

EMAIL: middleschool@gugcs.org Please write in the subject line: Middle School Learning Specialist

FAX: (347) 642-4310

POSTAL MAIL: Growing Up Green, attn.: Director of Curriculum

39-27 28th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

No phone calls please.

For more information about our school, please check our website: www.gugcs.org

Long Island City, New York
Growing Up Green Charter School
Director of Curriculum
FAX: (347) 642-4310

3927 28th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101, US