- Exemplify, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision and core values of the school
- Teach and reinforce all school-wide expectations, systems, and routines
- Working with a lead teacher to teach the designed curriculum so that all students reach the grade level expectations
- Meeting with grade level co-teachers to discuss and reflect upon weekly objectives and monthly themes
- Meeting regularly with the lead teacher to participate in professional development workshops
- Assisting lead teacher(s) with the classroom’s daily preparations which include but are not limited to
- Supervising scholars during lunch and recess
- Materials prep (lamination, sorting, cutting, pasting, etc.)
- Leading small group reading and math instruction
- Observing lead teachers for best practices
- Participating in peer observations
- Planning and implementing Science and/or Social Studies lessons
Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. They will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.
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
- 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 members.
- 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