The mission of our schools is to educate our scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Core to achieving this mission is educating global citizens with a rigorous education that values multilingualism, multiliteracy, and multiculturalism. With this in mind, we are looking for bilingual teachers to help found our dual language program in New York and ensure we are preparing all of our scholars to be global citizens. .
Who You Are
An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
An outstanding classroom teacher who holds scholars to consistently high behavioral and academic expectations through high support.
A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is committed to the creation of anti-racist classrooms and schools and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A results-driven assessor with experience in and commitment to the use of data analysis to drive instructional decisions and teacher accountability.
A professional with deep content-area expertise, who engages scholars with differentiation and strong execution of high-quality curriculum and prepares rigorous and engaging lessons through strong lesson planning.
A fully bilingual (Spanish and English) educator with a passion for encouraging bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism in our scholars as a vehicle for global citizenship in all students, regardless of language background.
A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program (required), with 2 years of teaching experience and state certification (preferred).
What You’ll Do (Elementary)
Cultivate the social-emotional well-being of all scholars by building a positive classroom culture that employs high expectations, high support, and leverages strong partnerships with scholars, their families, and the school's scholar support team.
Create an inclusive classroom and school community by engaging in training, reflection, and dialogue around issues of race, identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion for our staff and scholars.
Engage scholars from English and Spanish speaking backgrounds in the acquisition of both languages through the implementation of a coherent, research-based bilingual curriculum with support from our network Curriculum team and the Assistant Director of Multilingual Education.
Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice.
Maintain strong relationships with scholars, families, and colleagues through effective and frequent communication.
Continuously improve your professional practice through weekly coaching sessions, professional development, and collaborative, data-driven reflection with department and grade-level teams.
Cultivate the social-emotional well-being of all scholars by building a positive classroom culture that leverages strong partnerships with scholars, their families, and the school's scholar support team.
Foster a life of active citizenship for all scholars through the implementation of age-appropriate conversations and activities centered on current events, participation in community service and outreach opportunities, and active celebration of scholars' culture, heritage, and identity.
Engage in whole-school events and tasks, including transitions, family conferences, tutoring, and other activities/duties as needed and assigned by school leadership.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403B matching, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop.