K-12 Teacher (Elementary, Middle, High School Teacher - SY 21-22)
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.
All Uncommon Schools teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of our students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to becoming best-in-class educators, who are continuously improving instructional practices through collaboration and targeted development within their school community. We are currently seeking both experienced and apprentice teachers for all grades and all subjects for the 19-20 school year.
Implement curricula and activities to meet our high academic standards
Analyze assessments that measure progress towards these standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices
Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs
Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in our annual, three-week staff orientation training in August and instructional training throughout the school year
Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year
Strong applicants for all teaching roles (new and experienced) will possess the following:
Relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school
Unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness
Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is a must
Mastery of and enthusiasm for relevant academic subjects
Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and a strong sense of personal responsibility
Ability and desire to implement feedback from school leaders and colleagues to become a more effective educator in service to our students.
A background in education is not required for new teachers, but strong candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students and prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred.
Additional qualifications for experienced teachers:
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
Valid State Certification and Master’s degree are helpful but not required.
Candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a college or university before employment begins
Candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher by the time employment begins
Contact email: [email protected]
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