Teacher grades k-5

    • New York, NY

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the Principal, the elementary classroom teacher grades K-5, has knowledge of the content they are responsible for teaching and plans daily instruction that ensures the growth and achievement for all students. The elementary teacher supervises students; plans and engages in high-quality rigorous standards based curricula which promotes a culture of excellence and high expectations for their students. The elementary classroom teacher facilitates the successful implementation of rigorous standards based curricula to ensure students master the state standards and meet the academic goals and is responsive to diverse learning needs, strength interests and experiences of all students. The elementary teacher works with the school leader and administrators to implements school procedures and policies and communicates with parents, guardians and/or caregivers.

Key Responsibilities:
Demonstrates knowledge of grade level content curricula to engage students in all content areas.
Plans, prepares and facilitates daily standards based lessons to engage students using balanced literacy, modeling, inquiry/exploration and other strategies which differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students including general education, students with disabilities and ELLs.
Establishes a culture of learning to engage students in rigorous standards based curricula to ensure students master the state standards and are prepared to enter middle school.
Focuses on integration of literacy skills across math, science and social studies content areas, which includes explicit vocabulary development, reading, writing, speaking and listening standards.
Integrates technology into the curricula and classroom.
Uses assessment data to refine curricula and inform instruction practices to create a classroom culture of data driven decision making to close the achievement gap for all students including general education, students with disabilities and ELLs.
Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a safe, caring and orderly school environment which nurtures the unique needs of each student.
Participates in collaborative curriculum and professional development, professional learning communities, grade-level activities and school wide functions.
Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and challenge areas and communicates effectively with parents.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Upholds the FLACS mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.
Reflects on their practice and is a lifelong learner who strives to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth.
Engages and collaborates with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning.
Establishes ongoing communication with families, guardians and caregivers to enhance student development and success.
Demonstrates self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred
Prior satisfactory teaching experience preferred
New York State Certification in Childhood Education 1-6 and/or New York State Certification in Early Childhood Education Birth-2
Dual certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Students with Disabilities is a plus
Clearance for fingerprint and criminal background check

It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided by law), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law.


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