Third Grade Teacher

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

Who We Are Seeking to Join Us

We seek mission-driven, full-time professionals with high expectations for children and the willingness to engage in deep reflection and growth. Our staff members are persistent, dedicated professionals, who are team players and have a sense of humor. Teachers at La Cima are passionate about the development, learning and success of all children, and relentless about attaining the best outcomes. We seek educators of high personal integrity and character who are committed to social justice, as we believe that we teach who we are.           

Teacher Qualifications

  • 3+ years of classroom experience
  • Experience/strength in elementary, middle grades or special education
  • NYS Teaching Certification (or eligible for reciprocity) Certification strongly preferred
  • Data driven orientation to instruction
  • Passionate about social justice and educational equality
  • Demonstrates evidence of investing families, colleagues and community members in the success of all students
  • Belief in and embodiment of La Cima’s CARE Principles and theory of change

Teacher Responsibilities

Planning: Adhere to La Cima’s mission and educational philosophy including all curriculum; Maintain and enrich their expertise in the subject area(s) they teach; Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and grade level expectations; Effectively plan with grade level team; Work together with specialty teachers to create interdisciplinary units of study 

Differentiation: Differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of all students; Provide direct and indirect instruction through engaging, exciting and innovative learning methods; Create long and short-term plans, addressing the needs of individual students 

Assessments: Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., quizzes, rubrics, written work, performances) that frequently measure student’s progress towards the school’s exit outcomes, including skills and content knowledge; Prepare students for all required assessments; Evaluate students’ progress on an ongoing basis and maintain student records; Track student progress

 Invest Scholars and Families: Create a joyful and engaging classroom environment that encourages students’ positive interactions with other students and grown-ups and mirrors school-wide expectations; Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management consistent with school-wide expectations; Communicate with parents consistently, as often as necessary to provide information, learn more about students, and share student successes; Prepare progress reports and lead family conferences 

Professional Development: Participate in a variety of staff development programs, including summer institute and throughout the year; Participate in developing and meeting the goals of an individualized professional growth plan 

Cultural Adherence: Work collaboratively with grade level and school-wide team to develop a culture of learning, both inside and outside of the classroom; Recognize the importance of living and teaching our core principles every day; Consistently model a learning orientation for children and colleagues 

Perform other duties to support the ongoing development of La Cima, as deemed appropriate by school leadership.

This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group. Please reach out to jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.

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