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Founding Classroom Teacher

Amber Charter Schools

This is a Contract position in Inwood, NY posted July 28, 2021.

Amber Charter Schools provide our students with an academically rigorous and well-rounded education, along with strong character development, enabling them to prosper in their future endeavors.

By 2025, the ACS network will serve over 2000 students across three NYC neighborhoods.

  • Amber Charter School East Harlem was founded in 2000 as the first Latino-led charter school in New York State. It currently serves 500 K-5 students.
  • Amber Charter School Kingsbridge opened in 2016 and serves 466 K-5 students, and will grow to serve 840 K-8.
  • Amber Charter School Inwood will open with 200 K-1 students in 2021, and grow to serve 923 K-8 students.

As in previous years, we expect a small number of classroom teacher openings at our East Harlem and Kingsbridge elementary schools. Apply for new positions at our growing schools!

ACS Kingsbridge seeks a total of 8 classroom teachers:

  • 5th grade English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies teachers.
  • 6th grade English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies teachers.

ACS Inwood seeks a total of 6 classroom teachers:

  • Kindergarten teachers
  • 1st grade teachers

Classroom Teacher, ACS Inwood

Start Date: September 2021

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in the field of education preferred.

Certification and License: NYS Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) teaching certification required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Overview:

Classroom teachers plan and deliver rigorous and engaging instruction, comprehensively assess student learning, create safe and responsive learning environments

Plan and Deliver Rigorous and Engaging Instruction

  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students.
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum, aligned to content and grade level specific scope and sequence guiding documents.
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods.
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom.
  • Modify, differentiate and extend learning experiences to engage all students with disabilities, and integrate Individual Education Plan (IEP) recommendations as appropriate.
  • Modify, differentiate and extend learning experiences to engage all ELL students.
  • Implement various methods to promote a student-led and student-centered classroom.

Comprehensively Assess Student Learning

  • Track student proficiency and progress towards achieving learning objectives with formative and summative assessment tools.
  • Analyze assessment results, utilizing data to inform and adjust instruction.
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons in order to improve instruction and personal practice

Create a Safe and Responsive Learning Environment

  • Teach and encourage the development of the AMBER core values.
  • Develop and maintain a warm and firm learning environment that allows students to feel safe, take risks and be creative.
  • Establish, model, practice and reinforce developmentally-appropriate rules and behaviors using clear and consistent procedures
  • Formulate and implement behavioral management plans with individual students as needed
  • Build positive and supportive partnerships with families.
  • Communicate with families frequently and effectively, to provide them with information about instructional programs and student progress (report cards, parent/teacher conferences, etc.), maximize participation and respond to their concerns.

Contribute to a Collaborative and Cohesive Staff Learning Community

  • Model life-long learning through professional development and individual growth activities.
  • Show evidence of utilizing constructive feedback to enhance the quality of learning experiences for students.
  • Demonstrate teamwork, actively modeling cooperation and helpfulness for students.
  • Engage in respectful and critical dialogue to contribute to the school’s evolution.
  • Maintain optimism and flexibility throughout the year.
  • Encourage and support the growth of colleagues.
  • Serve on school based committees.

The classroom teacher may also assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal or his/her/their designee.

Reports to the Principal or his/her/their designee.

We are seeking candidates with the following experience, competencies and assets:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an effective, impactful classroom teacher.
  • Familiarity with high-quality curriculum programs.
  • Comfort with remote learning systems (e.g. Google Classroom, on-line curriculum platforms).
  • Strong command of all Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs.

Competencies:

  • A high degree of comfort and confidence planning and implementing rigorous, engaging and effective instruction.
  • Commitment to create and maintain a safe and responsive learning environment.
  • Capacity to develop strong relationships based on trust, respect, effective communication, and common goals.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple obligations and initiatives, strong attention to detail and excellent time management.

Assets:

  • Alignment to the Amber Charter Schools mission and core values.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree in the field of education preferred.
  • NYS Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) teaching certification required.
  • Spanish-speaking preferred.
Amber Charter Schools offers competitive benefits for full-time employees including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development