Digital Art & Graphic Design Teacher High School Grades

AECI Charter Schools Network
Bronx, NY
$60K - $75K/year
Visual & Performing Arts
9th - 12th

Position: Digital Art & Graphic Design Teacher High School Grades

The School

The New York City Charter High School for Computer Engineering & Innovation is the second school of the AECI Network and is located in the south Bronx. It opened its doors September 03, 2019 and has 125 9th grade students and 120 10th grade students. The school is adding grade 11 for the fall 2021-2022 school year.

We seek to develop the academic and social skills in our students which will help them build a foundation for the challenges of high school and the skills necessary for college and careers in the 21st century. AECI2 is based on the success of AECI I whose students earned a 99% graduation rate, with many students achieving Advanced Regents Diplomas and full scholarships to college. We work extensively with new teachers to get them to effective ratings in the shortest amount of time. We achieve this by providing extensive support through coaching, utilizing video technology, providing meaningful and timely feedback, and participating in a collaborative partnership with the Nebulae Academy for Computer Science (

Instructional Responsibilities

 Collaboratively plan with teachers, counselors, and support staff to meet the needs of our students
 Teach lessons in graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, animation, and web design.
 Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
 Plan units and lessons for all classes that will develop skills aligning to Industry Standards and promote industry-based skills and structures
 Work with at-risk students as well as students with disabilities
 Participate as part of Pupil Personnel Committee in develop intervention strategies (Kid Talk)
 Review, score, and provide feedback on student work in order to improve student skills
 Incorporate literacy into all units of instruction
 Develop relationships and consistently communicate with students’ families regarding student progress.
 Provide technology support for the school in the use of Chromebooks, laptops, software applications and other various education based programs (Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, etc.)

Other Professional Responsibilities

• Ensure the safety of all of our students at all times
• Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, as needed, such as hallway monitoring, supervision of extracurricular activities, and dismissal
• Assist in moving students to proper locations during fire drills, special assemblies and events
• Collaborate as scheduled with other staff members (Common Planning Time)
• Attend Common Planning Time meetings either by grade or content
• Keep accurate and organized records for student attendance and progress
• Provide tutoring to small student groups as needed
• Occasional Saturday attendance will be required for small group tutoring or regents workshops. Any teachers working Saturdays will receive a stipend for additional compensation.
• Maintain student records in a digital online gradebook (Power School) for all courses taught
• Work administration to seek out student activities such as class trips to Cooper Union, City College, and other post secondary institutions.


 Bachelor’s Degree with major in Art/Graphic Design or related field experience.
 High School experience preferred, but not required
 Familiarity with Smart Board, tablets, and other instructional technology
 Urban teaching experience/student teaching or other similar experience in an urban setting preferred
 Desire to work in a student - centered environment
 Ability to work well with colleagues
 Ability to communicate effectively and often with parents and families
 Belief that all students can learn and achieve at high levels

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience and certification(s)

All level 1 interviews will be held online using Zoom. Level 2 and 3 interviews may be done in person.

Interested candidates may send resume and cover letter to:

    Dr. Charles Gallo, Principal 

AECI2 Charter High School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preferences or mental or physical disability

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