Science Teacher Grade 8

Amani Public Charter School
Westchester/Hudson Valley, NY
$65K - $75K/year
8th - 8th

About Us

Amani Public Charter School is a stand alone middle school for grades 5-8, located in Mount Vernon, NY. The mission of the Amani Public Charter School is to provide Mount Vernon, New York students in the 5th through 8th grades with the academic skills necessary to succeed in competitive high school programs, college and the career of their choice. Since Amani opened its doors in 2010, it has provided the Mount Vernon community with the option of School Choice.

What we Offer

Amani Public Charter Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and up-to-date technologies in the classroom.

About the Role- Science Teacher Grade 5

Current opening for Middle School Science Teacher. Science teachers will be required to plan and implement lab-based, critical thinking, science lessons based on NYS Intermediate Level Science. Teachers should also be familiar with the content and lab requirements for the 4th and 8th Grade NYS Science Exams. This position requires a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented, organized, and innovative educator who aims to challenge the status quo of the current educational landscape in urban areas. Knowledge of interactive, online lab activities is a plus.

Teachers at Amani appreciate feedback and collaboration in order to meet the needs of every scholar. To that end, you will take part in regular data meetings, engage in administrative observations and Professional Learning Communities, and participate in ongoing professional development over the course of the school year.


Our ideal teacher will exemplify the techniques and traits aimed to close the achievement gap, transforming students at risk of failure into achievers.

Utilize the provided curriculum to create engaging, rigorous, and differentiated lessons

Use standards-aligned formative and summative assessment strategies to assess learner’s progress and use data to plan and adjust ongoing instruction

Analyze assessments that measure progress towards these standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices

Create lesson plans that can be implemented in class and/or virtually

Create and maintain online classrooms via Google Classroom

Attend planning and data meetings with coach and other staff

Attend weekly schoolwide professional development

Manage online student information systems (SchoolTool, Google Classroom, Kickboard)

Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior

Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards

Participate in an annual two-week staff orientation and training

Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct

Understand how to manage time,space, transitions and activities for high levels of productivity

Communicate effectively and regularly with students, families, and colleagues

Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year

Location and Commitments

School day is 7:45 - 4 M, T, R, F and 7:45 - 4:30 on Wednesdays

School year runs from second week in August through end of June

Teacher must be able to teach in-person in Mount Vernon as well as remotely, as needed


Bachelor's degree in Education or related subject area; Masters degree preferred

2 years teaching experience preferred

NYS Teaching Certification preferred

Comfortable with Online Learning

Proficiency in Google Suite preferred

Proficiency in Google Classroom preferred

Previous teaching experience with middle-school aged children preferred

Submit your application to apply

Interested candidates should apply online at

For questions, reach out to our Recruitment Coordinator, Ms.Popoter at

Amani believes in the importance of being a diverse,equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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