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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 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 school ICT 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 ICT teacher understands, plans, and executes key elements of innovative pedagogy, co-teaching practices, and data-based decision-making through a deep love of learning, and commitment to internalizing and teaching, rigorous classical content in an inspiring and culturally relevant way. 

 

Core Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Co-teach alongside a general education teacher in an inclusive classroom setting, implementing strategies to support diverse learning needs
  • Collaboratively plan and deliver lessons, incorporating multiple learning modalities and adapting instruction to align with individualized education program (IEP) goals and grade-level standards
  • Manage and track students' academic IEP goals, providing detailed reports on progress
  • Set goals based on backward planning, demonstrating locus of control and alignment with an overall vision for student success and content mastery
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) through clear, objective-driven instruction and active student engagement, and provide SDI tailored to meet the unique needs of each student with disabilities
  • Develop and implement lesson plans aligned with curriculum and educational standards in subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social studies
  • Utilize diverse teaching methods and resources to engage students and promote active learning
  • Assess student progress, provide feedback on academic performance, and create a positive and inclusive classroom environment
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address individual student needs and promote a positive learning community
  • Implement behavior management techniques to foster positive behavior and maintain a productive learning environment
  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing Responsive Classroom practices
  • Develop purposeful, rigorous, and engaging daily and long-term plans aligned to standards
  • Submit necessary curriculum documents and maintain records of student progress toward academic goals
  • Attend IEP meetings, write Special Education reports, and create and analyze meaningful assessments
  • Collaborate with co-teachers, giving and receiving feedback to foster student growth and positive relationships
  • Fully participate in special education curriculum-specific professional development, school and grade-level meetings, and other school functions
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of students and actively work to overcome setbacks

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • New York Special Education Certified 
  • Relevant urban, elementary teaching experience with demonstrated student results preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

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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