Amber Charter School ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2493654
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 7, 2019

Job Description

Amber Charter School, the first Latino-led public charter school prepares K through 5 students for academic success in middle school. Founded in 2000, our first elementary school in East Harlem serves over 460 students.


Amber's mission is to provide our students an academically rigorous and well-rounded education, along with strong character development, that will enable them to succeed in top middle schools and beyond. Amber Charter School II, located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, opened its doors in September 2017.


Join a team devoted to positively impacting the lives of children and families every day. Come help build lifelong learners.


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.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Algebra
  • Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 220 E 106th St
    • New York, New York 10029
    • Phone: (212) 534-9667
    • Fax: 212-534-5474
    • Email: click here

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