High School Computer Science Teacher (Troy)

High School Computer Science Teacher
Troy, NY

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.  Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing "best-in-class" teacher training.  The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.  Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states. To learn more about Uncommon click here . 
 
ROLE
Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon's curriculum and the success of its students. Uncommon is hiring teachers in grades K-12, across content areas.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Be accountable for students' mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training; 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred; and
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.

COMPENSATION
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.
 
The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click "submit" at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.


Meet Some of Uncommon Schools's Employees

Na'jee C.

Principal

As an Instructional Fellow, Na'jee was training to become a school principal (He has since been promoted to principal, yay Na'Jee!). In this role, he coached teachers by observing classes and providing actionable feedback, built out the tools needed to be an effective school leader.

Isolina C.

Teacher & Instructional Leader

Isolina is one of Uncommon's phenomenal elementary instructional leaders. She teaches a 3rd grade class while also overseeing the cohort as a whole—and coaching a group of other educators.


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