Middle School Writing Teacher, 2018-19

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience




20 Jay St.
Suite 211
United States


About Explore Schools:

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school.

What We Believe: 

  • Small class sizes of no more than 20 students allow for more targeted and individualized instruction
  • Student engagement, critical thinking, and relationship building are top priorities in the classroom
  • Ongoing teacher development and growth are key levers for student achievement

About the Position:

High quality literacy instruction is essential in order for our students to succeed in college-preparatory high schools. Ideal candidates must possess a deep understanding of grade level appropriate content knowledge and the ability to deliver engaging lessons day in and day out. The most successful teachers in our network love challenges, collaboration, and building meaningful relationships with all students.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Operate professionally, in accordance with our Operating Values and Staff Handbook
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Create thoughtful and engaging unit and lesson plans daily
  • Collaborate with colleagues across content areas and grade levels
  • Submit lesson plans by the Thursday prior to instruction
  • Complete progress reports and report cards in accordance with the schedule
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings including PLCs, grade level meetings, and PD sessions
  • Participate in creating, revising, administering, and grading assessments
  • Provide tutoring to small student groups as required
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences as needed, as well as on-going parent communication
  • Present current student work on bulletin boards and in the classroom
  • Ensure the safety of students at all times
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch andplayground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Assist in moving students to proper locations during fire drills, and sports or arts programs
  • When absent, ensures all substitute plans are clear and thorough
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Help support planning for and attend Curriculum Nights and Back to School Night


  • Commitment to working in underserved communities
  • New York State Teaching Certification, strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of teaching experience, strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, strongly preferred


  • Competitive and commensurate with experience



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Apply on our website: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oKBu6fwF&s=idealist.org