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2024-2025 Elementary School MLL Teacher (Jamaica)

Growing Up Green Charter Schools
New York City, New York
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Elementary School MLL Teacher (Jamaica)

Mission Statement: The Growing Up Green Charter School (GUGCS) supports children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous, anti-racist, anti-bias, curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders and social justice advocates of the future.

Content Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate and co-plan with classroom teachers to scaffold GUGCS curricular programs for ELLs
  • Facilitate push-in and pull-out direct instruction with English Language Learners, (ELLs), and former ELLs
  • Determine students needs by analyzing Home Language Questionnaires and administering the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT exams as needed
  • Review formal and informal assessment data with classroom teachers and/or advisors in order to track student progress and ensure the proper amount of support
  • Keep families informed of student performance and progress
  • Employ approaches that address multiple types of learners, (visual, sensory, kinesthetic, audio)
  • Actively participate in the school community through staff meetings, professional development opportunities, staff committees, and school events.
  • Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback

School-Wide Responsibilities:
  • Utilize the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline and community-building
  • Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships and communication with families
  • Actively participate in the school community: weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, department meetings, and school events
  • Work with an instructional coach on improving teaching practices throughout the year
  • Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk
  • Perform other school-wide responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission
  • Strong commitment to a multi-sensory teaching approach
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in scheduling changes to meet all student needs
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Deep respect for other cultures and customs
  • Starting salary is $62,902. Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience as lead teacher in a K-12 setting and levels of attained education

  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Teaching Certification in TESOL preferred
  • Candidates fluent in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply

Required Certificates & Licenses: NY Teaching Certification, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

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