2018-2019 Middle School Science Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




36-49 11th Street
New York
United States


Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.


• Implement GUGCS curricular programs

• Collaborate with grade team to integrate curriculum across subject areas

• Use the Responsive Classroom/Developmental Designs model for community-building and behavior management strategies

• Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners

• Adhere to subject specific grade-wide pacing calendars

• Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments

• Administer formal interim assessments and informal ongoing assessments, conferencing, end-of-unit rubrics, student portfolios, etc.

• Use data collected on assessments to modify unit plans, inform groupings, and to support student referrals

• Participate in grade team and curricular planning meetings

• Create and maintain an engaging and organized physical classroom environment, making learning accessible to all students

• Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships with families

• Actively participate in school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, staff committees, school events, etc.

• Work with instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year

• Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback

• Work closely with Special Education department (learning specialists, interventionists, service providers) to best support student learning

• Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner

• Create units of study using Understanding by Design (UBD) practices

• Lead a daily advisory group

• Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk

Minimum Qualifications:

• Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission and green theme

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers

• Knowledge of Responsive Classroom and/or Developmental Designs

• Experience in environmental education a plus

• Experience with technology integration

• Excellent organizational skills


• Master's Degree required

• At least two years classroom teaching experience in the middle school grades

Required Certificates & Licenses: Teaching certificate, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please apply online, directly through the GUGCS website and application.

ONLINE: Please follow this link to apply online.

FAX: (347) 642-4310


Growing Up Green, Attn: School Leaders

36-49 11th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

No phone calls please.

For more information about our school, please check our website: www.gugcs.org