About Us

Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an optional after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. 

Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on a content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with individualized instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.

Position Overview

The primary responsibility of an elementary classroom teacher is to cultivate and lead a learning environment where every child feels safe and confident to strive for and meet Brilla’s ambitious targets.  The elementary classroom teacher understands, plans, and executes key elements of innovative pedagogy and data-based decision-making through a deep love of learning, and commitment to internalizing and teaching Classically-inspired content. 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.  Brilla teachers must have a deep passion for student-engaged learning, a desire to accept, implement, and seek feedback, and a proven ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities while inspiring outstanding achievement in children in a fun and collaborative work environment.

Core Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Holistic Development of Scholars: Foster an inviting, growth-oriented classroom environment for Academic and Character formation, supporting holistic student growth
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Implement a classically-inspired, inquiry-based, rigorous curriculum aligned with national and state standards, inspiring curiosity, depth of insight, and lifelong learning readiness.
  • Implement innovative teaching strategies that resonate with diverse learners.
  • Promotion of Critical Thinking: Cultivate higher-order thinking skills in students, enhancing their abilities to analyze, create, synthesize, and evaluate.
  • Data-Driven Instruction: Utilize assessment data to strengthen student achievement through targeted interventions and personalized instruction.
  • Relationship Building for Success: Develop strong student and family connections, fostering a passion for learning and exceptional academic success.
  • Collaborative Engagement & Continuous Improvement: Foster productive relationships with colleagues, parents, and the community while engaging in ongoing collaborative professional development, reflecting on student achievement, and efficiently managing time for impactful teaching and learning.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • An unwavering, confident, and enthusiastic commitment to the educational mission of the Brilla Schools Network in service to the school community
  • A relentless dedication to providing all students with an academically robust, inspiring, and joyful learning experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Possession of current teaching certification as an elementary school teacher (preferred)
  • Relevant urban, elementary teaching experience with demonstrated student results (preferred)
  • Special Education credential and experience (highly preferred)
  • Spanish language proficiency (preferred)

 

The base pay range for this position is $69,759-$99,529 per year in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

 

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