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K-4 Associate Teacher

Associate Teacher

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Responsibilities

  • 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