Compass Charter School

Brooklyn, New York

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Compass Charter School is a safe and nurturing educational environment that honors the individuality of each learner. By engaging in a process of inquiry, our graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to lead fulfilling personal and professional lives, including a developed sense of self, the ability to think in innovative and flexible ways, and the inspiration to make a positive impact on their community.

Compass Charter School is an inquiry-based, progressive elementary school that opened in the fall of 2014 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. In the 2019-2020 school year, we will have approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Compass Charter School is seeking committed educators to join our team. Classroom Co-teachers work in collaboration with a Special Education Co-teacher in each of our Integrated Co-Teaching classrooms and teach the same group of students for two consecutive years (looping).


-Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
-3 or more years of relevant teaching experience preferred
-New York State Teacher Certification (Early Childhood, Childhood, and/or Special Education)
-Educational philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of Compass
-Previous success in raising academic achievement of students within an urban community
-Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
-Commitment to integrating sustainability and the arts into core curricular subjects
-Knowledge of the school neighborhood
-Experience with co-teaching preferred
-Experience working with children with special needs in an Integrated Co-teaching classroom preferred
-Experience planning and teaching interdisciplinary units of study preferred.
-Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
-Commitment to diverse learning environments
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Experience collaborating with children, families, colleagues, and administrators


-Collaborate with co-teacher, support staff, and school leaders to provide high-quality, relevant instruction to all children
-Actively participate in a professional learning community
-Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
-Use student performance data to tailor and differentiate curriculum
-Collaboratively plan interdisciplinary units of study
-Commit to working with one class of students for two consecutive years and with one co-teacher for two consecutive years (looping)
-Actively participate in the school’s decision-making process
-Regularly communicate with families, students, and community partners
-Integrate the Compass CARES values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
-Integrate the real world and surrounding community into the curriculum
-Build and maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
-Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
-Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Send your resume and cover letter to apply@brooklyncompass.org. Please include CLASSROOM CO-TEACHER in the subject line of the email.
Your cover letter should include a statement of your educational philosophy and also state why you are interested in becoming part of the team at Compass Charter School.
If you have questions about this position, please email Brooke Peters, Co-Leader of Curriculum and Instruction, at brooke@brooklyncompass.org.
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