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High School English Teacher

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The American Dream School is hiring for the 2021 - 2022 School Year!

The American Dream School is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) motivated, and engaging teacher who is committed to serving English Language Learners and cultivating bilingualism and biliteracy. The ideal candidate has a passion for both advanced literature and writing instruction. Students will apply critical reading, writing, and thinking skills to fundamental areas such as short stories, novels, nonfiction, poems, and plays. Students learn to identify characteristics of these genres and identify elements of fiction and literature including setting, theme, plot, symbolism, point of view, foreshadowing and irony. Students develop both their creative and expository writing skills through a variety of writing assignments, both formal and informal, including a major research paper. Students also practice and master editing techniques and apply them to their writing. Students develop public speaking skills through recitations and presentations. Finally, students develop reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills and apply these skills to their assignments. This candidate will be able to create an environment where abstract concepts and discussions are obtainable for all students (including a large ELL population) and are able to merge historical content with modern themes in today’s literature.

Responsibilities:

INSTRUCTIONAL

  • Implement and support in the development of a rigorous cutting edge English program that develops scholars as problem solvers and analytical thinkers.
  • Develop and teach clear and engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core-aligned American Dream curriculum
  • Hold students accountable for high behavioral expectations and implement American Dream’s behavior management system with consistency
  • Utilize formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standards using Illuminate Education, our assessment platform.
  • Implement a co-teaching model consistently to best support student learning needs.
  • Promotes a sense of urgency in learning
  • Assist in the distribution, collection, and grading of tests and homework assignments
  • Create meaningful interim assessments that will help drive instruction and prepare students for success on the Regents Exam
  • Maintain accurate records and create reports
  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacks

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Prepare reports on student academic performance for staff and/or administrators
  • Tutor and assist students individually or in small groups
  • Create annual goal for students’ IEP
  • Implement and track the progress of annual goals of students’ IEPs as it pertains to your content area
  • Write progress reports (Present levels of Performance) for students as requested
  • Participate in yearly IEP conferences
  • Establish appropriate goals and implement modifications for each student, as needed

OTHER PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach one section of an elective course, credit recovery or serve as an advisor for a student club
  • Actively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual Teacher Academy
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems
  • Supervise and manage students in all spaces and during transitions, upholding ADS core values, rules, and policies
  • Instruct, maintain, and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and material
  • Assist with breakfast/lunch duties, as needed
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties, responsibilities, and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Create and maintain bulletin boards to showcase student work
  • Engage in a minimum of two peer observations per month and provide written feedback

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or related field, Master's preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification 7-12 or Special Education 7-12 is required
  • Strong organizational, data tracking, and analysis skills
  • Maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, complete assignments with consistent accuracy
  • Tech-savvy; familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google docs/drive

The American Dream School is hiring for the 2021 - 2022 School Year!

The American Dream School is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) motivated, and engaging teacher who is committed to serving English Language Learners and cultivating…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Health, dental, vision, and 403b retirement plan.

Health, dental, vision, and 403b retirement plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

English - Required

Spanish - Preferred

English - Required

Spanish - Preferred

Location

On-site
403 Concord Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, USA

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Instructions:

Please send a resume and cover letter to teach@theamericandreamschool.org explaining your interest in the role and outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications. In addition, please describe how the mission of the American Dream School speaks to you.

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