5th grade Lead Teacher

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: Discussed with contract



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220 East 4th Street
New York
New York
United States


About Cornelia Connelly Center

Cornelia Connelly Center champions girls at risk, empowering them to realize their full potential from middle school through college and beyond. CCC offers a thirteen year program to girls living in poverty, partnering with each girl and her family from fourth grade to college graduation. Through Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child (CMS), students in grades four through eight receive a joyful, holistic education. Our Graduate Support Program (GSP) serves CMS alumnae, persistently committed to their high school success and college completion. With Cornelia Connelly Center, a young woman learns to shine – transforming her life and our world. 

Professional Responsibilities

Leader of Content and Pedagogy

  • Serves as the homeroom teacher
  • Develops homeroom curriculum around their grade’s pillar and CCC’s Character program
  • Responsible for all instruction: Reading, Writing, & Social Studies,  Math instruction, Science Instruction
  • Mentors a teaching fellow to help ensure that an effective co-teacher dynamic is established in the classroom
  • Uses research-based instructional methods and effective pedagogical techniques for students living in urban poverty
  • Keeps all students engaged and on task at all times
  • Demonstrates understanding of New York State Common Core Standards and aligns curriculum accordingly
  • Prepares students academically and emotionally for standardized testing: NY State Tests and Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP)  and serves as a facilitator for school-wide prep initiatives
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure student progress and learning
  • Uses data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices (Standardized data includes: MAP, State, and Kickboard)
  • Develops action plans for students who are struggling/failing
  • Consults with the Learning Specialists to accommodate the wide variety of learning levels present in classroom through differentiated instruction
  • Organizes field trip opportunities to enrich units of study
  • Meets with the principal to plan units and give and receive feedback
  • Participates in annual staff orientation and Friday professional development days
  • Communicates with families regularly to ensure the success of each student
  • Helps to serve as a liaison between upper school and lower school programs

Leader of School Culture

  • Demonstrates consistent belief in and alignment with CCC educational philosophy
  • Maintains the CCC instructional and culture norms, procedures, and routines
  • Leads homeroom program with teaching fellow based on CCC core values
  • Consistently enforces routines effectively for arrival/dismissal, snack/lunch, hallways and bathrooms
  • Updates classroom and hallway bulletin boards monthly
  • Serves as a student advisor
  • Attends and participates in all-school events outside of normal school hours (e.g., Back to School Night, Potluck Dinner, school performances, parent-teacher conferences, staff retreats)
  • Participates in school-wide faith-based activities
  • Leads morning assembly and all-school prayer on a rotating basis
  • Supports the Graduate Support Program through supporting graduate students and writing high school recommendations
  • Participates actively in school initiatives, team meetings, and staff meetings, and serves on school-wide committees as directed by the principal
  • Typical work day is from 7:45am -3:30. One breakfast duty per week at 7:30 am.
  • Takes students on fieldtrips, including overnight fieldtrips when needed
  • Understands that participation in some events that are on the weekend and after school help to CCC achieve its mission


·        High expectations – believes deeply that all students can learn and succeed

·        Team player – communicates openly and honestly with CCC staff members

·        Optimistic attitude – demonstrates the resiliency needed to excel

·        Reflective, proactive and dedicated to personal growth – strives to be the change they wish to see in the world

·        Open to receiving feedback and implementing change

·        Bachelor’s degree with two or more years teaching experience, master’s degree preferred

·        Experience teaching in an urban environment preferred

·        Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To apply email resume and cover letter to Shalonda Neeley Gutierrez, Head of School, at sneeley@connellycenter.org.