Middle School Science Teacher 19-20SY


Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School

Published 18 days ago

About Launch

Launch EL Charter School is part of a network of 12 EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) and NYC Outward Bound schools in New York City and is the NYC network’s first charter school. EL is a proven educational model being implemented in over 150 district, charter and independent schools across the country. Launch's mission is to prepare students in under-resourced communities to thrive in college and careers by providing a public education rooted in active learning experiences and powerful character development. We believe that students at all levels can be pushed and supported to do more than they think possible.

As an EL school, We believe that when a student is done with school and enters adult life, she will be judged for the rest of her life not by her performance on tests of basic skills, but by the quality of her work and the quality of her character. Our vision of student achievement therefore has three dimensions: Mastery of Academic Skills and Content, High-Quality Work, and Character.

Launch is seeking middle school Science teachers with a track record of success to join a highly motivated, curious, intelligent, and passionate staff of educators under the EL Education model, an approach that believes in creating classrooms where learning is “challenging, active, meaningful, character driven, and public.”

The ideal candidate will model our Launch Operating Values:

Everything with Integrity – Always works to do what is best and right for our community.  Inspires confidence in others through consistent honesty and care.

Thoughtful and Intentional – All decisions are driven by what is best for kids and improving achievement.  Reflective and focused on continuous improvement and growth.

Clear Communication – Communicates directly and openly with all constituents. 

Leading with Urgency – Does whatever it takes to make things happen.  Acts proactively.

Relentless Optimism – Demonstrates an unyielding belief that we can accomplish our goals. Is solutions-oriented both in spoken and written communication.

Professionalism – Meets professional deadlines with high-quality work that pays attention to detail.  Follows through on all Launch procedures and policies.

The ideal candidate will believe:

  • All students can achieve at high levels
  • Families are essential partners for teachers
  • Ongoing feedback strengthens performance and outcomes

At Launch teachers:

  • Prioritize student voice in co-creating a joyful, collaborative, and active classroom community
  • Support all students to produce high quality work that leads to mastery of standards
  • Strive to create an equitable classroom space
  • Ground their practice in data and constantly collect quantitative and qualitative data to track student progress and adapt pedagogy
  • Implement meaningful, rigorous lessons that require students think critically and reflect on their progress

The responsibilities of Launch Science teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop all students across EL Education’s three dimensions of student achievement: Mastery of Knowledge and Skills, Character, and High Quality Work.
  • Utilize EL Education’s approach to planning and delivering high-quality instruction to co-teach 4 sections of Science each day
  • Differentiate instruction using the most appropriate co-teaching model to ensure that all students achieve mastery of learning targets
  • Collaborate with a co-teacher and department members to plan, analyze data, and engage in a coaching cycle and department team meetings to support outstanding instruction and professional growth
  • Assume a high level of personal responsibility for the progress of all students by tracking and monitoring progress and growth on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis
  • Establish and maintain consistent classroom expectations and routines in a self-managed, student-centered classroom
  • Develop character by modeling, teaching and supporting students to demonstrate our Habits of Heart and Mind
  • Maintain strong relationships with students and their families
  • Lead a daily advisory group (called Crew)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of common core middle school Science standards and the desire to develop exceptional pedagogical content knowledge in Science instruction
  • Unwavering commitment to Launch’s mission and to the EL Education model
  • Exceptional ability to demonstrate our operating values in every aspect of their work
  • Exceptional ability to develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships
  • Middle school experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
  • Teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
  • Valid State Certification

Compensation: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience, along with a full benefits package.

Launch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, creed, sex, age, culture, national origin, marital status, sexual preference or mental or physical disability.

About Launch

Launch EL Charter School is part of a network of 12 EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) and NYC Outward Bound schools in New York City and is the NYC network’s first charter school. EL is a proven educational model being…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply on our website.

Interested candidates should apply on our website.


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