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7 Aug 2023

Instructional Support Community Roots Charter School, Middle School Literacy Specialist, Grades 6-8

Community Roots Charter School

Job Description

About Us:

Community Roots Charter School (CRCS) is a K-8 school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. As a diverse by design school, we are committed to being inclusive and centering anti-bias/anti-racist education. We provide all students with an educational environment where learner variability is acknowledged, valued and supported. We view this variability as an inherent strength of our community and use it to inform classroom practices and lesson design. We also establish a strong sense of community where students reflect on their identities, learn from each other, develop critical reading and thinking skills, and are equipped with strategies to take action on issues they care about.


Teaching and learning at CRCS is embedded in a meaningful real world context, where we teach children to see the connections between school and the world. Through a rich social studies focus and a social-emotional curriculum, we aim to equip all of our students with the skills and perspectives that will support them in developing into fully engaged members of their communities.  

Please visit our website for more information about our school:  


Benefits and Compensation:

  • CRCS’ salary scale for 2023-24 ranges from $64,920.00 to $120,513.00
  • 403b employer match of retirement contributions 
  • Medical, dental, vision and mental health insurance for employees and their families
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Available funding for professional development opportunities
  • Community of teachers and staff who are driven, compassionate and supportive



  • Preference for New York State Teacher Certification
  • Preference for certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities (Special Education) 
  • Prior teaching experience with demonstrated success
  • Belief in CRCS mission and philosophy



  • Implement targeted, research-based literacy interventions (both reading and writing) to individual students and small groups of students in the least restrictive setting
  • Collect and use student data to set goals and monitor progress toward instructional outcomes
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to administer and review assessment data e.g. school based assessments, reading assessments, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, proctor state ELA/Math tests
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop and monitor student intervention plans, including classroom based interventions 
  • Hold family conferences to review individual student’s progress at least twice a year and,  if a there is a need, arrange more frequent, regular conferences 
  • Provide families with written narratives to report on individual student’s progress at a minimum of twice a year, in accordance with the schoolwide progress report schedule  
  • Provide push in/pull out Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) 
  • Manage IEP caseload 
    • Remain in frequent communication with families
    • Attend IEP pre-meetings and meetings and contribute relevant information 
    • Report four times a year on IEP goals 
    • Facilitate and/or participate in student centered research and meetings (e.g. Child Study Team, Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans)
  • Community Roots Middle School staff serve as co-Crew Leaders. Responsibilities of a Crew Leader include:
  • Collaborating with co-Crew leader to develop and implement Crew curricula that support students’ learning and is aligned with the school’s mission, core values, priorities and structures, including facilitating a daily Crew of 12-15 students
  • Serving as the academic advisor to a small group of students, supporting their academic and leadership development through the Crew curriculum, and acting as a liaison between the school and their families


Community Roots seeks individuals who:

  • Believe that all children have the right to an exceptional education, understand that children learn in different ways, and work hard to provide/create the support each student needs
  • Believe that working and educating children in a diverse and inclusive environment is essential
  • Are committed to anti-bias/anti-racist education, professionally and personally
  • Are capable of building a safe, nurturing, supportive and high achieving school culture
  • Believe that communicating and building relationships with children’s families is essential
  • Believe that a combination of creativity and research generates engaging curriculum
  • Believe in and are capable of high levels of collaboration and communication
  • See themselves as active learners committed to ongoing professional development
  • Are reflective and embrace feedback 


How to Apply

How to apply: Please apply online at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.