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Organization East Harlem Scholars Academies (view profile)
Location New York City
Classification Elementary Teacher
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 05/12/14
County New York


We believe that great teachers make the difference for our students; without the best teachers, a school cannot succeed. We believe that all children are capable of academic excellence when provided with extraordinary teachers and a strong, achievement oriented school culture that supports students’ diverse needs. Through rigorous, well-planned instruction our teachers push students to reach their full academic potential. In addition to strong academics, our teachers work to create clear systems and structures, as well as a supportive and nurturing learning environment that fosters student academic and social development. We offer our teachers the opportunity to excel in a team-oriented environment through the formation of tight bonds with colleagues and the broader East Harlem community. By providing regular feedback and professional development opportunities, we aim to further the professional growth and development of our instructional leaders. East Harlem Scholars Academy provides both the support and leadership opportunities for teachers to pursue long-term goals and build their careers.

Responsibilities of East Harlem Scholars Academy teachers will include, but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development and Instruction
Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks
Utilize developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula, and instructional materials to present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas
Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of learning experiences

Positive Classroom and School Culture
Create supportive classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academy’s high academic and social expectations for students
Contribute fully and generously to school culture by leveraging opportunities for collaboration and community engagement
Build partnerships with families of East Harlem Scholars Academy students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning

Track and Measure Student Progress
Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student
Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement
Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the East Harlem Scholars Academy community

Reflection and Continuous Improvement
Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community
Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding all students accountable to the expectations set by East Harlem Scholars Academy community

Skills and Experience:
Experience working with diverse populations of students and families
Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values

Educational Background and Work Experience:
At least two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions with a strong record of student achievement preferred, but not required
Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS certifications. For subject area teachers (i.e. art, music, physical education), appropriate educational credentials in the subject in which they will teach; Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, East Harlem Scholars Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package.