Teacher - Stem

Elm Community Charter School
Queens, NY
$55k - $80k
Kindergarten - 4th

About Elm CCS We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment focused on cultivating civically engaged student leaders. Essential to our school’s philosophy is a relevant hands-on curriculum, along with the commitment to nurture each student’s social and emotional intelligence. We are looking for a team of individuals committed to fostering an environment that is innovative, collaborative, and equitable for both students and staff. Join us!

STEM Teacher Elm CCS is looking for creative and results-driven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teachers who align to inquiry-based models, value collaboration with colleagues, prioritize differentiation of instruction, are reflective and open to feedback and continual development, and believe in teaching the whole child.

Responsibilities: ● Build a classroom culture in which students love learning; ● Establish a positive classroom environment through proactive methods, a clear management system, and strong student rapport; ● Teach students through an inquiry-based curriculum, and placing the thinking work on all students; ● Collaborate with Instructional Leadership to design and implement a rich and rigorous STEM curriculum and assessments aligned to state standards; manage the curriculum pacing calendar; ● Hold all students to high expectations, with the fundamental belief that students with special needs and emergent bilingual learners are capable of incredible growth and achievement; ● Actively monitor and assess student achievement and progress based on short-term and long-term goals and objectives; ● Provide timely and frequent feedback for students, based on formal and informal assessments, and aligned to lesson and unit objectives and quarterly goals; ● Proactively build relationships and collaborate with other staff members to meet team goals, share best practices, and solve grade team concerns; ● Engage and contribute in professional development; proactively apply professional development material into classroom and teaching; train with colleagues and leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction; ● Communicate regularly with families regarding the academic performance and behavior of students; ● Support the School in operational needs including arrival, dismissal, meal times, and recess.

Qualifications ● Hold certification in Elementary Education, highly preferred: Special Education or English as Second Language ● Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in early childhood or elementary education preferred ● Content knowledge and experience in science and engineering highly preferred ● Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in elementary education, preferably in urban education ● Demonstrated ability in adapting curriculum and lessons to various student needs ● Experience in interdisciplinary studies and inquiry-based learning highly preferred

Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics. They: ● Are an inspiring team player who continually pushes themselves and others to higher levels of achievement; ● Deeply embed themselves into the community of the school, ensuring strong relationships, high engagement, and great operational results; ● Are a champion of Elm’s belief that all members of the school community must be active learners and resourceful problem-solvers in order to ensure a high quality education for all our learners; ● Are reflective, self-aware, and actively analyzes student work and data to provide a high quality education that is accessible to all students; ● Have a growth mindset.