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K-4 Lead Classroom Teacher

K-4 Lead Classroom Teacher


  • Exemplify, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision and core values of the school

  • Teach and reinforce all school-wide expectations, systems, and routines

  • Create and/or implement rigorous lesson plans, with clear and measurable objectives

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategies for all students to reach


  • Deliver whole class, small group, and individual instruction in an engaging and motivating


  • Use frequent formative and summative assessments and data analysis to drive lesson

    planning and delivery of instruction

  • Achieve ongoing improvement in students’ academic achievement

  • Communicate regularly and maintain strong relationships with students and families

  • Assist in student arrival and departure, transitions between class periods, and lunch periods

  • Attend a minimum of seven school-wide evening events per year

  • Continue to develop professionally by seeking and participating in professional

    development opportunities within and independent of the school environment

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the School Director

    Qualifications and Certifications

  • Firm belief in the ability of all students to achieve at high levels, and high expectations for low-income children to become college ready and attend selective universities

  • New Jersey teacher certification or certificate of eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Experience teaching in an urban environment, with demonstrated quantifiable and

    objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, particularly with parents and community


  • Self-reflective and analytical problem solver

  • Openness to feedback, willingness to take personal responsibility, and a desire to learn

    from others

  • Unwavering in pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges