Pre-K Assistant Teacher

East Harlem: PK-8 /
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.

DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, preK-12 public charter school in East Harlem, is seeking a dynamic and engaging educator to serve as an Assistant Teacher. DREAM Charter School's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.
Like all DREAM employees, the Assistant Teacher should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility. 

Roles Responsibilities

    • Teaching and Planning
    • Implement the Every Child Ready, RULER, and CGI curriculum;
    • Administer assessments that will successfully measure academic and social development progress;
    • Assume responsibility for academic progress within classroom; Teach Math Small Groups and enter data
    • Abide by school-wide protocols for documenting all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, etc.;
    • Collaborate with the Pre-K team to analyze assessment data and daily data to best inform instruction;
    • 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;
    • 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?”.
    • Collect work samples and observations
    • Sit with scholars during lunch
    • Serve breakfast, sit with scholars at the table
    • Supervise during naptime
    • Ensure centers are setup before arrival of scholars
    • Maintain current work on bulletin boards each month

    • School Culture Responsibilities
    • Work with the Pre-K team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset;
    • Create systems 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 the Director of Pre-K to discuss observation feedback, role-play pedagogical strategies, analyze data and/or refine curriculum map.


    • Bachelor’s degree required; 
    • 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;
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


    • DREAM salary is highly competitive with the New York City Department of Education and other charter schools, and is based on experience and qualifications. All DREAM teachers 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 Maxims:
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.

DREAM provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.