Summary: The Classroom Teacher demonstrates mastery in the area of children’s development of cognitive and social skills. They implement the Common Core Standards and work collaboratively with instructional personnel to help develop an interdisciplinary curriculum that adheres to the mission, vision and values of the school.
Create an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment. Plan and implement instructional units which adhere to the New York State standards and the curriculum, mission and vision of the Charter School of Inquiry.
Attend and participate in all professional development for instructional personnel including but not limited to professional development in the responsive classroom approach, literacy and inquiry-based instruction and the infusion of African-American history and culture.
Assess and evaluate student progress.
Utilize formal and informal assessments to plan the instructional program.
Work with Literacy and Inquiry Coaches to review student assessment data and create differentiated individual instruction plans (IIP’s) for each student.
Collaborate with other faculty to meet program requirements of the Charter School of Inquiry.
Coordinate with special education and ESL teachers to plan and implement program appropriate to children’s IEP’s and language learning needs.
Maintain open communication with parents or guardians, including monthly phone calls to each student’s parents or guardian, newsletters, progress reports and other forms of communication as required.
Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning by establishing and implementing appropriate classroom management.
Adhere to all dress standards and policies.
Perform other duties, as required.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Valid New York State Teaching Certificate and/or NCLB “highly qualified” status
Teachers who are not certified must meet one or more of the criteria listed in section 2854(3) (a-1) of Education Law
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills; maintaining open communication and relating sensitively to others.