[2020-2021] High School Teaching Opportunities - Founding & Existing
East Harlem- High School
DREAM Charter Schools
DREAM Charter School is a part of DREAM (formerly known as DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI), an innovative educational and youth development organization serving over 2,500 East Harlem and South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time.
Join a team that is making a difference in East Harlem and is committed to the mission of helping students recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
DREAM Charter High School (DCHS) is located in East Harlem and serves 400 students, grades 9-12. DCHS prepares students for college and beyond by developing critical literacy skills needed for their success as professionals and as agents of social change. Our high school is an inclusive and nurturing environment where students, staff, and families form strong and lasting relationships. All of our students are part of the community and we encourage students to participate in their educational and cultural experience, so they regularly provide feedback to the school and problem solve alongside teachers and administrators.
Every child in every classroom needs excellent, well-trained, and effectively supported teachers. Therefore, we are dedicated to supporting, developing, and celebrating our teachers at all stages of their careers through the following:
- A collaborative environment with caring, dedicated and driven colleagues.
- High-quality professional development and support, including individualized coaching, weekly trainings and regular feedback
- Weekly grade team meetings to analyze data, plan instruction, and share best practices
- A supportive and accessible leadership team
- Systems, practices, and beliefs that drive student achievement
In 2021 DREAM will celebrate the first-ever graduating class of seniors! Join us and be a part of this momentous occasion!
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Teaching and Planning
- Create and implement a new common core aligned curriculum through backwards planning;
- Create assessments that will successfully measure academic progress; Assume responsibility for academic progress within 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 (including tracking, vertical hand-raising, and sitting up at all times);
- Work with Social Work team to create individual behavior plans for select students;
- Abide by school-wide practices for behavior management and individual behavior plans;
- Take ownership over the 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.
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Master’s degree or higher preferred;
- Appropriate New York State certification in subject area preferred;
- At least two years of teaching experience strongly preferred;
- A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community;
- A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk of educational failure
- DREAM salary is highly competitive and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM staff members receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement account, life insurance and access to social services through our Employee Assistance Program.
DREAM provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.