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12 Oct 2017

Teacher Immediate Hire: Middle School Special Education English Language Arts Teacher

Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School

Job Description

Start Date: Immediate Hire!!

The Brooklyn Urban Garden School (BUGS), a small, independent, progressive charter school in South Slope/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn is looking for a certified Special Education [ICT] English Language Arts Teacher.


BUGS educators are passionate and creative teachers, collaborative colleagues, and engaged community members who believe in our mission to provide a hands-on, interdisciplinary education to young adolescents of all abilities and backgrounds, with a focus on real-world problem solving and the exploration of environmental sustainability.


At BUGS, we value and respect teachers as educators, professionals, and individuals.  As a growing faculty and community, we offer many opportunities for innovation, professional growth, and teacher leadership.  We feature a strong, supportive community of learners, an active parent-teacher organization, and a positive student and staff culture.


BUGS team members are:

  • Passionate about their content areas
  • Dedicated to regularly assessing students and using the results to inform instruction
  • Models of sustainability
  • Able to empower adolescents to find their voice and take charge of their learning
  • Collaborative with colleagues, students, and families
  • Innovative self-starters who contribute to the good of a diverse community
  • Committed to coaching adolescents in interpersonal skills and making good choices
  • Passionate about getting students outdoors
  • Reflective and open-minded


Our teachers are responsible for teaching subject-area courses in the context of an interdisciplinary, sustainability-focused curriculum. Teachers are supported in using project-based methodology and designing on-going fieldwork to enrich the units of study.


Selection Criteria:

  • Valid New York State Special Education certification required
  • New York State Teaching certification
  • Two years of teaching experience, highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Desire to work in a heterogeneous classroom with a range of ability levels and students of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Commitment to collaboration, sustainability, continuous professional growth, and student achievement
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience working with young adolescents


BUGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. BUGS strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application via this link:

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: Brooklyn, Certification, charter school, english, middle school, and special education.

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