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Department Lead Teacher - Science (HS)

Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School New York, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: Department Lead Teacher - ScienceClassification Exempt, 12-Month Employee Reports to High School Assistant Principal and Head of School Primary FunctionThe Department Lead Teacher advocates for the needs of the teachers to the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), and ensures that the teachers meet the mandates of the Leadership Team. The Department Lead Teacher works in their own classrooms while also coaching and supporting other teachers within their area of content-expertise. Desired QualificationsMaster’s Degree preferred NYS certification in related content area required3-5 years of teaching experience and highly effective ratings in all past evaluationsDemonstrated success working in non-traditional and/or urban school settingsExcellent oral and written communication skillsExperience with educational technology (SMART Board, student laptops, etc.)Willingness to learn and grow professionally Responsibilities1. Content Knowledge and PlanningExhibit an understanding of and skills relevant to the subject area(s) taughtDemonstrate an ability to make topics and activities meaningful and relevant to each studentIntegrate available technology resources compatible with students’ needs and abilitiesDevelop lesson plans that are clear, logical, and sequential using Understanding by Design principlesPlan with appropriate specialist(s) to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all studentsDevelop curriculum maps and lesson plans including sub back up lesson plans2. Instructional StrategiesLink present content/skills with past and future learning experiencesTeach up to 3 classes as assigned Effectively use various instructional strategies (e.g., modeling, cooperative learning, collaboration, and reading and writing in the content areas) to differentiate learning for all studentsEffectively use questioning strategies to engage students and promote learningMonitor students’ understanding of the lesson and adjusts teaching when appropriateMaximize student learning by providing opportunities for all learners to participate actively and successfullyExplain content and demonstrates skills in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all studentsHold each learner individually responsible for learning3. AssessmentUse results of a variety of assessments to monitor and modify instruction as neededEffectively use both teacher-made and standardized tests, as appropriate, to measure student performanceUse oral, non-verbal, and written forms of student assessmentOrganize, maintain, and use records of student progress to make effective instructional decisionsContinuously monitor students’ progress before, during, and after instruction, and provides meaningful feedbackDemonstrate competence in the use of acceptable grading/ranking/scoring practices in recording and reporting student achievement4. Student Communication and RapportUse precise language and acceptable oral expression and written communicationArticulate clear learning goals and instructional procedures for the lesson to the studentsModel caring, fairness, courtesy, respect and active listeningModel concern for students’ emotional and physical well beingSeek and maintains positive interactions with students in all school settingsSeek information about student interests and opinions5. Classroom ManagementEnforce the school’s student behavior policyCommunicate clear expectations about behavior to students and parentsActively monitor student behavior and provides feedback in a constructive manner to students and parentsCreate a physical setting and establishes routines that promote learning and minimize disruptionStructure transitions in an efficient and constructive mannerManage emergency situations, as they occur, in school settings6. Professional Demeanor and DevelopmentMaintain a professional appearance and deportment. Interact with colleagues and students in an ethical and professional manner. Carry out duties in accordance with established policies, practices, and regulations. Select appropriate channels for resolving concerns and problems, and maintains confidentiality. Complete all classroom and school assignments and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner. Participate in professional growth activities including conferences, workshops, course work and committees or membership in professional organizations. Explore and apply knowledge and information about new or improved methods of instruction and related issues. Identify areas of personal strength and weakness and seeks improvement of skills and professional performance. 7. School Community and CultureInitiate communication with parents or guardians concerning student progress or problems in a timely manner. Respond promptly to parental concerns and encourages parental involvement within the school. Interact with parents and the community by providing useful information regarding the school. Work cooperatively with community members in carrying our school and community sponsored functions. Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, sharing teaching insights and coordinating student learning. Serve on school committees and supports school activities. Contribute to the development of the profession by serving as a teacher, mentor, peer coach, and/or supervisor to practicing teachers, student teachers, or interns. Support school goals and initiatives. Department Lead Responsibilities Conducting weekly meetings (with whole department or with individual team-members)Providing guidance with curriculum development, unit and lesson planningProviding coaching in student-centered, discovery-based learning pedagogyFacilitating problem-solving conversations and encouraging teamwork between co-teachersAssisting with lesson plan reviews as requested by ILTAssist in the coordination and growth of the school’s assessment program by:Coordinating data collection for the departmentAnalyzing department-level data from NYS Exams/Regents ExamsDeveloping data-driven solutions to increase student performance, particularly on standardized examsProvide organizational leadership and support to the content-area team by:Assisting with the planning and administration of After School Intervention/Saturday Academy as applicableAssisting the LT in creating professional development plan by identifying PD needsAssisting the Director of Operations in keeping a current inventory of textbooksCommunicating regularly with LT members to address concerns, needs, suggestions and feedback and writing a weekly report summarizing accomplishments, concerns, and announcements from the departmentParticipates in or conducts teacher evaluations and monitors teachers performancePerforming additional duties as may be assigned Skills and AbilitiesPlan, organize, develop and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction programProvide appropriate and effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range achievement levelsEffectively assess the instructional and educational needs of pupils, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programsProvide a motivating and stimulating learning environmentPerform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programsFollow safety procedures and written and verbal instructionsWork effectively with staff, students, and publicMake independent decisionsWork autonomously within school established guidelines and policiesOrganize tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, manage multiple tasksDemonstrate good judgment and good problem-solving skillsDirect and instruct othersRespond appropriately to evaluation and changes in the work settingKnowledge or ability to use SIS (student information systems) or online learning platforms (Schoology, Google Classroom, PowerSchool, and Canvas) Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position supervises and coaches Teachers Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Traveling long and short distance. Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time 12-month position. The regular hours and workdays are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm in addition to any special events to which all staff are expected to attend. Travel Minimum to no travel required EEO Statement Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Powered by JazzHR nLnaYcOtB0

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