Elementary School Teacher, K-5

  • Amber Charter School
  • 220 East 106th Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Start Date: 9/2/2019

Education: Must obtain a bachelors degree from an accredited university.

Certification and License:  New York State teaching certification is required.

Experience:  Teaching experience required.

Position Overview:The Amber Charter School Teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Classroom Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school’s mission and values established by the school.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities & duties (including, but not limited to) 

Instructional Planning

  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students.
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Administration.
  • Teach students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in an inclusion setting and implement IEPs as necessary.
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods.
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom.

Instructional Delivery

  • Document all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods.
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom.
  • Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication and ensure student engagement.
  • All duties encompassed under classroom teacher.

Student Assessment

  • Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school’s formative and summative assessment tools.
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics.
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals.
  • Ensure that grade teachers submit all test data to the Principal in a timely manner.
  • Complete all reports in a timely manner.
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice.
  • Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice.

Learning Environment

  • Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential.
  • Establish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as needed.
  • Implement classroom procedures, systems and routines that provide structure for students.
  • Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptions.

Extracurricular Activities  

  • Organize and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.
  • Provide opportunities and supervise activities in order for students to demonstrate individually and in ensembles or large groups the skills and talents developed in programs such as art & music.

Student Support & School Culture

  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administrators.
  • Establish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of portfolios.
  • Develop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performances.
  • Oversee and assist with student arrival / dismissal.
  • Work closely with all members of school community, model citizenship, collaboration and support of one another.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Administration.