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4 Jul 2018

Teacher 5th grade teacher, general or special education

Bronx Community Charter School

Job Description

Our progressive K-8 charter school is seeking a 5th grade teacher to co-teach an ICT classroom, co-planning and co-teaching all subject areas in a highly supportive and collaborative environment.

Our progressive curriculum includes:

  • An all-school study of the Bronx River
  • Humanities class and Math/Science class taught in long blocks
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with many opportunities for deep and materials-rich studies
  • Balanced literacy supported by extensive classroom libraries
  • Math/Science curriculum that uses CMP3 and FOSS curricula to balance depth of scientific and mathematical knowledge and practices
  • Daily intensive small-group arts and tech electives that include dance, drumming, visual art, and technology
  • A strong emphasis on social and emotional learning, including a strong advisory program

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 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 ESL certification or experience

Proficiency in another language

How to Apply

Send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to co-directors Sasha Wilson and Martha Andrews at

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

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