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28 Apr 2017

Teacher Middle School Special Education Teacher

Public Prep Network, Inc.
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Job Description

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of
Middle School Special Education Teacher (Available 2017-2018)
Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School
Girls Prep Bronx Middle School
New York, NY or Bronx, NY
 
Overview: About Public Prep
The Public Prep Network (PPN) is a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a four-year university.
Our network is currently comprised of three tuition-free single-sex public charter schools across five campuses and one tuition-free single-sex Pre-K. Our campuses are: Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary, Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, and Boys Prep Elementary School. The Pre-K program, PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Center, is housed inside of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School.
Public Preparatory Network/Public Preparatory Academies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
 
Why teach at the Public Preparatory Network
 
At Public Prep we believe that joy, warmth, and high levels of student engagement are the foundation of a school culture where students achieve academically and develop character strengths.  In the words of one community member, “Every student, every family and every Girls Prep staff member plays an important part of our amazing school, a school filled with energy, personality, hardworking people and a great deal of commitment.”
We believe in order to do that, schools not only need to deliver meaningful academics through an engaging and rigorous way, but we understand the importance of incorporating arts, the sciences, community and strong core values into our program. Our goal each day is not to only stimulate the mind, but also to reach the whole child in providing a safe consistent environment to learn and grown in.  Our staff believe children learn best when they gain self-confidence and purpose when a caring community of educators not only care about their academic achievements but are truly invested in them socially and emotionally.
Public Preparatory Network/Public Preparatory Academies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
 
Joining our team at Public Preparatory Network
 
Special Education Teachers at Public Prep work alongside Middle School Teachers and are jointly held accountable for the success of each of the students in their classes and must consistently plan for and monitor the progress of each of their students in order to meet this responsibility.
All teachers meet regularly with their co-teachers, grade-level team members and other collaborators in order to address all students’ access to curriculum and learning goals. In Middle School, they also work extremely closely with their department teams across grade levels. All Co-teaching classrooms reflect the use of a variety of co-teaching models. All teachers also work closely with School Aides and Instructional Leadership Team, who provide non-academic support to the team and support teachers in maximizing their performance, respectively.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Considering the needs of each child when designing comprehensive curriculum and assessments for multiple disciplines that balance a pre- designed, codified set of content-based standards with students’ individual needs and learning styles.
    • Engaging in coaching cycles and implementing research-based strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
    • Reflecting on their own progress as educators and seeking out professional resources to continuously improve their practice.
    • Providing students with frequent feedback and evaluation based on the development of individualized goals for performance that are specific, measurable, ambitious, rooted in data and time-bound.
    • Collaborating with colleagues to leverage the strength of all team members.
    • Maintaining records of students’ progress.
    • Communicating with families regularly and building community with them through annual home visits and other school events.
    • Attending IEP meeting and ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
    • Supporting the school as directed by the Principal.

The ideal candidate will have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • An M.A., Ed.M or Master’s degree in relevant content area
    • New York State Dual Certification in Special Education and General Education is required
    • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time classroom teacher, preferably in a co-teaching setting
    • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
    • Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
    • Exceptional organization and planning skills
    • Superior communication skills
    • An ability to work collaboratively
    • A commitment to single-sex education
    • Conversational or Fluent Spanish is a plus but not required
    • A good sense of humor.

How to Apply

Please visit https://jobs.lever.co/publicprep to submit an application. Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including examples of how you have demonstrated continuous learning and specific ways you have used student data to drive instructional decisions.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.

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