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16 Aug 2022

Teacher 5th grade Co-Teacher

Bronx Community Charter School
 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

Elementary School Teacher

Bronx Community Charter School


Bronx Community Charter School (BxC) is seeking an elementary teacher in the upper elementary grades.


BxC is a small, K-8 learning community founded on the principle that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning.  Our students raise questions about the world around them, engage with a wide range of materials, and learn through their interactions with each other and all of the adults in the school community.  Children learn to use their minds well, cultivating strong intellectual habits and skills to become self-directed learners with clear passions and ambitions.  Teachers know children deeply and develop powerful curriculum to meet the needs and interests of their students.  All members of our school community are committed to making thoughtful choices, advancing democratic values, and effecting change in the broader community.

BxC is located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx and serves children and families from throughout Community School District 10.  85% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, 21% receive special education services, and 22% are classified as English Language Learners.


BxC teachers are deeply committed to collaboration and collective decision-making.  Every class is co-taught and nearly all have a special educator and a general educator.  Through a two week Summer Institute, weekly grade team and staff meetings, schoolwide committees, and more, BxC staff members’ voices and ideas are fundamental to the success of our school.  We have consistently high levels of staff retention. BxC is proud to be one of the few charter schools in NYC with a unionized staff.


Our progressive curriculum includes:

  • All-school studies of our neighborhood, the Bronx River, our building, and more.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with many opportunities for deep and materials-rich studies
  • Balanced literacy supported by extensive classroom libraries
  • Math curriculum that balances depth of mathematical knowledge and practices
  • Daily arts and tech electives that include dance, drumming, visual art, and technology
  • A strong emphasis on social and emotional learning

We are seeking teachers who:

  • Believe that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning
  • Understand that children learn in different ways
  • Believe in and are committed to interdisciplinary, creative, rigorous, experiential, and inquiry based learning
  • Believe in and enjoy creating innovative curriculum that meets the needs and reflects the interests of their students
  • Believe that learning goes beyond the classroom and are interested in taking students out into the community and bringing community resources into the classroom
  • Are eager for opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues and families


BxC offers:

  • Co-taught classes with 24-26 students per class
  • A highly collaborative environment where teachers’ voices and opinions really matter
  • Coaches who collaborate closely with classroom teachers to design curriculum and support students
  • Structures for collaboration and professional development supported by the schedule, including grade team meetings, lab sites, 2 hour professional development sessions each week, and regular meetings with co-directors.
  • High levels of staff retention and a unionized staff


Qualifications for Teachers:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission, goals, and philosophy of BxC
  • Experience and demonstrated success in working with children
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
  • Demonstrated expertise in the subjects taught
  • Hold or are working towards New York State certification



    • Special education or ENL certification or experience
  • Proficiency in Spanish


Interested candidates should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to


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Statement of Non-Discrimination

BxC is committed to a policy of equal treatment for individuals applying to the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.



How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.