Middle School ELA Teacher (Immediate Start – SY 20-21)
About the organization
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) TEACHER
Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. We are seeking teachers for the following subject areas:
English Language Arts
Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).
Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
Contact email: [email protected]
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