[School Year 2024-2025] High School AP Research Teacher

New York, NY: Dream Charter High School
DREAM Charter Schools – Teachers /
Full-Time /
On-site
Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization’s impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

The faculty and staff at DREAM Charter High School are united in our belief that a more just world is possible. We are firm in our conviction that our students’ capacity to read, write, and speak in a compelling manner is an essential tool necessary to create change in the world. Our mission is for our graduates to be able to apply those skills in service of realizing their dreams and making the world a better place for others.

AP Research is an interdisciplinary course that encourages students to demonstrate critical thinking and academic research skills on an issue of justice of the student’s choosing. As a culmination of their time at DREAM Charter High School, each student will complete a research paper and will deliver a presentation and orally defend their research design, approach, and findings.

Responsibilities

    • Teaching and Planning 
    • Adapt and implement an AP-aligned curriculum through backwards planning;
    • Create assessments that will successfully measure academic progress;
    • Assume responsibility for academic progress within the classroom;
    • Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;
    • Analyze assessment data and daily data including exit ticket and Do Now to best inform instruction;
    • Lead remediation and extension blocks, as well as advisory, and homeroom classes;
    • Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data. 

    • Management Responsibilities
    • Set and maintain high expectations for 100% of the scholars, 100% of the time;
    • Work with the Student Support team to create individual behavior plans for select students;
    • Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans; 
    • Take ownership of classroom management with the mentality of “How can I improve my implementation of our systems, while always assuming the best in my scholars?”

    • School Culture Responsibilities
    • Work with High School team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset;
    • Create systems students for exceptional effort and growth, both academically and behaviorally;
    • Regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals with families;
    • Attend and be an active participant in all professional development (school-wide or team-based) opportunities;
    • Take part in weekly one-on-one feedback meetings with Academic Dean to discuss observation feedback, role-play pedagogical strategies, analyze data and/or refine curriculum map.

    • Additional duties related to the running of the school as assigned.

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred;
    • Appropriate New York State certification preferred;
    • At least 5 years of Humanities teaching experience, strongly preferred;
    • At least 1 year of AP teaching experience, strongly preferred;
    • A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community;
    • Desire and ability to receive and implement feedback;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences (including colleagues, students, families); 
    • A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students;
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
    • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.

Benefits and Paid Time Off

    • We offer comprehensive benefits including:
    • Flexible Medical Health Plans,  subsidizing the majority of costs for the employee, their spouse/domestic partner and children;
    • The ability to select between a variety of medical plans according to what best suits the employee’s needs;
    • Dental and vision plans;
    • Disability benefits;
    • Life insurance;
    • Up to 12 weeks fully paid of Parental Leave; 
    • Flexible spending account options;
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits (parking and transit);
    • Fitness and entertainment discounts;
    • A variety of support through our employee assistance program (EAP);
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching up to 4% after one year of employment;
    • Referral bonuses;
    • School-based 10-month employees have approximately 40 days off throughout the school year, including holidays, school breaks, personal days and wellness days, in addition to summer break;
    • Benefits are subject to change.

Compensation

    • The salary range for incoming teachers with a Masters is $76,000 to $93,000 per year. The salary range for incoming teachers with a Bachelors is $67,000 to $87,000 per year.
    • New teacher salaries are determined based on their number of years of experience as a lead teacher, level of education (associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree), and internal equity. Teachers are eligible for annual performance-based salary increases based on our Teacher Career Pathways. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission. 

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.

DREAM Maxims 

All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.
DREAM Big.

Applying to DREAM

We know applying for a new job can be a daunting process. In addition, studies have shown that historically underrepresented individuals often only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage all applications! You may be just the person we need. If you have any questions about your application or interview process, do not hesitate to ask your recruiter; we are here to help!

DREAM provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact your recruiter.