High School English Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




510 Barnum Avenue
United States


About Great Oaks Charter Schools

The mission of Great Oaks Charter Schools is to prepare students to succeed in college. What sets Great Oaks Charter Schools apart from other charters is the use of a high-dosage tutoring model implemented by the Great Oaks Tutors Corps, a group of recent college graduates dedicating a year of service, who provide daily tutoring to every student. At Great Oaks, we are committed to providing a rigorous academic program, fostering a positive school culture and building authentic relationships with families. We are seeking hard-working, tenacious people who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education. 

About Great Oaks Charter School – Bridgeport

Great Oaks (GO) Charter School - Bridgeport opened in the fall of 2014 and has a focus on serving students who are English Language Learners. In the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, Great Oaks – Bridgeport will serve 300 middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and 200 high school students in 9th and 10th grades. GO-Bridgeport will grow to serve students in all grades from 6th-12th by adding on one grade level each year until we reach full enrollment.

The Great Oaks Foundation has successfully replicated this model in Newark, NJ and New York, NY, Bridgeport, CT and Wilmington, DE.

High School English (ELA) Teacher Position Summary 

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do, and are the key to our students’ success. Our most successful teachers are mission driven, adaptable and a have collaborative team mindset.

Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Aligning planning to the Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious English (ELA) goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Tutor Corps to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking leadership of an advisory team comprised of 4-5 tutors. The advisory team, led by the advisory teacher manages all parent communication for the students in that advisory.
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center


Maintain strong classroom and school culture by:

  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of English and ELA topics
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific ELA Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have:

  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in secondary content area (strongly preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately


Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.

General Information

The High School English (ELA) Teacher position is for the 2018-2019 school year and the successful candidate will start in the beginning of August, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted to setup a phone interview.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply