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1 Mar 2021

Teacher Elementary Classroom Co-Teacher at Progressive Public School

Compass Charter School
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description


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, intentionally diverse, progressive elementary school that opened in the fall of 2014 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. In the 2021-2022 school year, Compass we will enroll approximately 330 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.



Compass Charter School is seeking committed educators to join our school community. Classroom Co-Teachers work in collaboration with Special Education Classroom Co-Teachers in each of our Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) 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
  • Commitment to diverse learning environments and anti-racist practices
  • 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
  • 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 mission, vision, and collective commitments into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and surrounding community into curriculum, including directly addressing race and racism within the classroom and 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.


How to Apply

  • Send your resume and cover letter to 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 any of our positions, please feel free to email Brooke Peters, Co-Leader of Curriculum and Instruction, at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: Brooklyn, coteaching, diversebydesign, Early Childhood, education, elementary education, fort greene, inclusion, inquiry, integrated curriculum, intentionally diverse, outdoor learning, play, progressive education, special education, and teacher.

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