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Middle School English Language Arts Teacher (Integrated Co-Teaching)

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Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), is a small, independent, progressive Middle School in South Slope/Windsor Terrace serving approximately 300 students of all abilities and backgrounds from across Brooklyn. We are looking for experienced educators interested in our innovative sustainability-education model to join us for the 2021-22 school year.

 

BUGS is at the forefront of sustainability education, diverse-by-design and community-based schools movements. We feature a hands-on interdisciplinary education with a focus on real-world problem-solving and exploration of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Our Middle School students (grades 6 to 8) are prepared for success in high school and to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and thoughtful designers of a more socially just and sustainable world.

 

At BUGS, we value and respect teachers as educators, professionals, and individuals. As a growing faculty and community, we offer many opportunities for innovation, professional growth, and teacher leadership.  We feature a strong, supportive community of learners, an active parent-teacher organization, and a positive student and staff culture. Educators are supported in using project-based methodology and designing on-going fieldwork to enrich the units of study.

 

BUGS team members are:

  • Passionate about environmental justice and stewardship. 
  • Enthusiastic about field study expeditions on a regular basis all over NYC and beyond!
  • Willing and excited to design coursework in the context of an interdisciplinary sustainability-focused curriculum
  • Models of sustainability actions and beliefs in and out of the classroom
  • Dedicated to regularly assessing students and using the results to inform instruction
  • Committed to school-wide behavior systems that consider adolescent development and promote holistic, socio-emotional responses through restorative justice and collaborative problem solving
  • Committed to coaching adolescents to find their voice and take charge of their learning
  • Collaborative with colleagues, students, and families
  • Innovative self-starters
  • Passionate about hands-on learning and real-world problem solving
  • Reflective and open-minded 

Selection Criteria:

  • New York State teaching certification or NYS Special Education certification
  • Two years of teaching experience; highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Desire to work in a heterogeneous classroom with a range of ability levels and students of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Commitment to collaboration, sustainability, continuous professional growth, and student achievement
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience working with young adolescents

 

BUGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. BUGS strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


Direct Link to the job posting on our website: https://bugsbrooklyn.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=69


Start Date: Immediate Hire


Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), is a small, independent, progressive Middle School in South Slope/Windsor Terrace serving approximately 300 students of all abilities and backgrounds from across…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    December 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 5, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
At least USD $55,000
/ year
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Health benefits including dental and vision, 401K, PTO

Health benefits including dental and vision, 401K, PTO

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
500 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States

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