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 and Paterson, NJ. 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 helping 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 content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of  Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with co-teaching practices and 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 school fine and applied arts 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 Brilla art teacher combines a deep mastery of and love for the arts with the ability to actively engage all students in grades fifth through eighth with classical content. The fine and applied arts teacher believes that all students can develop skills while growing in appreciation for the transcendentals of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty inherent in the arts. This position requires a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented, organized, and innovative educator who aims to bring a world-class art program to students in our neighborhoods in the Bronx.  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 students 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: Plan lessons that are classically inspired, inquiry-based, rigorous, and aligned with the scope and sequence and relevant standards; Implement innovative teaching strategies that inspire curiosity and resonate with diverse learners
  • Quarterly Showcase: Plan and execute quarterly school-wide showcase that exhibits the artistic achievements of all students 5-8
  • Promotion of Critical Thinking: Cultivate higher-order thinking skills in students, enhancing their abilities to analyze, create, synthesize, and evaluate
  • Data-Driven Instruction: Utilize relevant student data to strengthen student achievement and growth through targeted interventions and personalized instruction
  • Relationship Building for Success: Develop strong student and family connections, fostering a passion for learning and exceptional 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


  • 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, preferably within the content area
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Possession of current teaching certification as a middle school and/or content teacher (strongly preferred)
  • Relevant urban, elementary teaching experience with demonstrated student results (preferred)
  • Special Education credential and experience (strongly preferred)
  • Spanish language proficiency (preferred)

​Brilla provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.

The base pay range for this position is $69,000-$98,500 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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