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Description

Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.


Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for a full-time Associate Teacher beginning August 2021. 


Position Overview

Associate Teachers support the mission of the school by overseeing the safety and well-being of the students in advisory, content area classes, core classrooms, and homeroom classes, by monitoring and stimulating educational and social-emotional growth within the framework of the school’s mission by collaborating with the teaching partner to implement a curriculum that meets the needs of the MMFS student. 

Associate Teachers work alongside experienced classroom teachers to develop skills in working with individual children and small groups, as well as gaining experience and confidence in building relationships with families and communicating about student’s learning and development in person and through documentation.

The essential duties of an Associate Teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in collaboration with the teaching partner to implement parts of the curriculum and gradually assume increased responsibilities
  • Act as the advocate for homeroom students supporting each student in their relationships with other teachers and working with the cooperating homeroom teacher to be the primary point person with parents
  • Supervise homeroom students when participating in division-wide and school-wide activities such as silence, assembly, and meeting special guests
  • Implement individualized student plans for homework, organization, and behavior
  • Participating fully in the life of the school, including professional development, MMFS committee, weekly faculty meetings, regular supervisory meetings, and all school silence and staff meetings. 
  • Write, edit, and submit timely trimester reports, grades, recommendations, evaluations, and other requests as needed.
  • Duties based on assigned schedules include supervising a study hall, arrival/lunch/dismissal duty, student trips (including overnight trips), and student clubs.

Diversity and Equity Commitments:

  • Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives
  • Examine teaching practice through the lens of race, identity, equity, and privilege. 
  • Develop a curriculum that provides students with an opportunity to recognize their many identities 

Staff and reporting relationships

Associate Teachers report to the Division Directors. They also work collaboratively with their teaching partners (when applicable), occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists regularly.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • BA required; special education experience a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
  • Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus

Description

Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

commensurate with experience

Location

On-site
135 Summit St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA

How to Apply

Application

We offer a rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty.

Your application should include:

  • Cover Letter expressing interest in the position
  • Current resume 
  • Statement of educational philosophy and practice which expresses who you are and how you connect to this work (optional)
  • List of three references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (references are contacted only with the candidate's permission). 

Application

We offer a rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness and…

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