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27 Jul 2021

Teacher Physical Education Position for 6th-8th grade at Small Progressive Charter School 2021 – 2022

Community Roots Charter School

Job Description

Community Roots is hiring:

A Physical Education teacher for our 6th-8th grade classes. 


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:

  • Competitive salary scale based on years of experience with a 403b employer match of retirement contributions 
  • Single and family dental, vision, and health care
  • 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
  • Prior teaching experience with demonstrated success
  • Preference for dual certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities (Special Education) and a content area

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 

Main responsibilities will include:


  • Teaching 6th-8th grade Physical Education classes, which includes designing and implementing lessons and units based on CRMS Physical Education Scope and Sequence


  • Teaching 8th grade Fitness elective classes, which includes designing and implementing lessons and units


  • Co-teaching a Sexual Health class, which includes designing and implementing lessons and units based on CRMS Sexual Health Scope and Sequence


  • Co-leading a “Crew”, our school’s advisory structure, which includes serving as the academic advisor to a small group of students and acting as a liaison between the school and their families

How to apply: Please send your resume to Erin Carstensen, Middle School Co-Director,

How to Apply

How to apply: Please send your resume to Erin Carstensen, Middle School Co-Director,

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