High School Spanish Teacher (2018-2019)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/02/2018

Address

1991 2nd Avenue
New York
New York
10029
United States

Description

DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, K-10 public charter school in East Harlem, is seeking a dynamic and engaging educator to serve as a Spanish Teacher. DREAM Charter School's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.



DREAM Charter School is a part of DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI). DREAM serves over 1,700 East Harlem and South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time. DREAM was recently recognized as one of the Best 50 Non-Profits to Work For in the country by The Nonprofit Times.


Like all DREAM employees, the ELA Teacher should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and DREAM Charter School and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility.



Roles and Responsibilities:

 

Teaching and Planning

  • Create and implement a new common core aligned curriculum through backwards planning;
  • Create assessments that will successfully measure academic progress;
  • Assume responsibility for academic progress within classroom;
  • Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;
  • Analyze assessment data and daily data including exit ticket and Do Now to best inform instruction;
  • Lead remediation and extension blocks, as well as advisory, and homeroom classes;
  • Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data.

Management Responsibilities

  • Set and maintain high expectations for 100% of the scholars, 100% of the time (including tracking, vertical hand-raising, and sitting up at all times);
  • Work with Social Work team to create individual behavior plans for select students;
  • Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans;
  • Take ownership over the classroom management with the mentality of “How can I improve my implementation of our systems, while always assuming the best in my scholars?”

School Culture Responsibilities

  • Work with High School team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset;
  • Create systems students for exceptional effort and growth, both academically and behaviorally;
  • Regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals with families;
  • Attend and be an active participant in all professional development (school-wide or team-based) opportunities;
  • Take part in weekly one-on-one feedback meetings with Academic Dean to discuss observation feedback, role-play pedagogical strategies, analyze data and/or refine curriculum map.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or higher preferred;
  • Appropriate New York State certification in ELA required;
  • At least two years of ELA teaching experience strongly preferred;
  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community;
  • A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk of educational failure;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. 


Compensation:

DREAM salary is highly competitive with the New York City Department of Education and other charter schools, and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM teachers receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement account, life insurance and access to social services through our Employee Assistance Program.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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