Positions Report to: Network Directors, Inclusive Learning and Equity
Start/End Date: September 2020 (2020-2021 School Year)
Compensation: East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children’s reading group and has since grown into a multi-dimensional educational program that includes five charter schools. East Harlem Scholars Academies are committed to providing youth in the neighborhood with the academic excellence and supports needed to thrive. We challenge our students with a demanding academic program, and challenge ourselves to examine issues of racism and identity and model the learning and dialogue needed to ensure a more equitable future for young people of color.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
What Sets Us Apart
EHTP aims to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. Furthermore, as staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. To read EHTP’s Racial Equity Statement, please click here.
The Work and Why It Matters
We believe that great teachers make the difference for our students; without the best teachers, a school cannot succeed. We believe all children are capable of academic excellence when provided with extraordinary teachers and a strong, achievement oriented school culture that supports students diverse potential. In addition to strong academics, we work to create clear systems and structures, consistent expectations for academic excellence and a supportive and nurturing learning environment that fosters student academic and social development. By providing regular feedback and professional development communities, we aim to provide all teachers with excellent, tailored professional development to further their growth and development as instructional leaders.
Who You Are
- You have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and a minimum of two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions with a strong record of student achievement
- You hold either appropriate Special Education and/or TESOL certification with preferred experience in both ICT and SETSS
- You have expertise with both ELA and Math
- You have experience working with Multilingual learners and strong content knowledge of MLL best practices and strategies
- You have knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
- You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
- You have demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- You contribute to the vision and building of a culture of achievement and joy for all students
- You are comfortable communicating with students and parents in Spanish preferred
What Success Looks Like
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks.
- Utilize developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula, and instructional materials to present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas.
- Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of standards-aligned learning experience.
- Track and Measure Student Progress
- Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
- Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement.
- Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the East Harlem Scholars Academy community.
- Provide MLL Services and Supports at the HS Level
- Collaborate with teachers and provide professional development to instructional staff, sharing best practices and use of MLL strategies across all subject areas.
- Actively monitor the progress of MLL students and work collaboratively with staff to make instructional decisions based on student achievement data.
- Support MLL program compliance and provide advice to the leadership team on how to better support ELL learners.
- Create a Positive Classroom and School Culture
- Create supportive classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academies’ high academic and social expectations for students.
- Build relationships with families of East Harlem Scholars Academies’ students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning
- Reflection and Continuous Improvement
- Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community.
- Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding all students accountable to the expectations set by East Harlem Scholars Academies’ community.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your application.