Elementary ICT Teacher (2nd Grade) - IMMEDIATE

Job Type

Full Time




3927 28th Street
Long Island City
United States


Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.


  • Implement GUGCS curricular programs (Literacy Workshop Model, TERC, Envision, Math in the City: Contexts for Learning, Words Their Way, Sounds in Motion, Wilson Fundations) in addition to units written in-house
  • Co-Teach with General Education classroom teacher to best service all students in the inclusion classroom
  • Collaborate with grade team to write rich, integrated Social Studies and Science Units as part of inquiry-based "ED (Explore and Discover) Time" curriculum
  • Use the Responsive Classroom model for community-building and behavior management strategies
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Adhere to subject specific grade-wide pacing calendars
  • Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments
  • Administer formal interim assessments and informal ongoing assessments, such as Fountas & Pinnell running records, conferencing, end-of-unit rubrics, student portfolios, etc.
  • Use data collected on assessments to modify unit plans, inform groupings, and to support student referrals
  • Co-teach Science with Science Lab Teacher two times per week
  • Participate in grade team and curricular planning meetings
  • Create and maintain an engaging and organized physical classroom environment, making learning accessible to all students
  • Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships with families
  • Actively participate in school community through bi-weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, staff committees, school events, etc.
  • Work with instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year
  • Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback
  • Work closely with Special Education department (learning specialists, interventionists, service providers) to best support student learning
  • Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk

Minimum Qualifications

Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission and green theme

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers

Knowledge of Responsive Classroom

Experience in environmental education a plus

Experience with technology integration

Excellent organizational skills


Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred

At least two years classroom teaching experience in the elementary grades

REQUIRED Certificates & Licenses

Special Education teaching certification

NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please send your cover letter and resume to the Director of Recruitment, Aramis Grant, at grant@gugcs.org, or apply online at this link.

For more information about our school, please visit our website: www.gugcs.org.