Elementary Teacher (SY 21-22)

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Duties

Responsibilities

1. Instruction

You’ll co-teach and build an engaging and joyful classroom environment that encourages mastery and empowers students to engage in academic discourse.
You’ll teach the basic principles of mathematics.
You’ll teach reading and writing to build students' literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
You’ll teach an ELA curriculum that prioritizes meaningful texts and topics that are interesting and relevant.
You'll teach a Science curriculum that prioritizes knowledge of geology, astronomy, ecology, and cycles in nature to ensure students understand climate change and how to take care of the Earth.
You'll teach a Social Studies curriculum that incorporates analyses of America's diverse histories, with an emphasis on cultural and civic awareness.
2. Data Analysis

You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture

You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their children’s learning needs.
You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.

Qualifications

Qualifications
A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
An enthusiasm for working with families in the best interest of students
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
Required Experience:
A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Elementary Education, Humanities, English, Social Sciences, or other related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.

Application instructions

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