[2020-2021] Elementary School Teaching Opportunities - Founding & Existing

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, Pre-K-11th grade public charter school in East Harlem and the South Bronx, is seeking dynamic and engaging educators to serve as an Elementary 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.

We are looking to fill existing positions at DREAM East Harlem Elementary School and founding and existing positions at DREAM Mott Haven Elementary School. 

Overview of our Elementary Schools:

    • DREAM East Harlem Elementary School was opened in 2008 and currently serves students grades K-5
    • DREAM Mott Haven Elementary School was opened in 2019 and currently serves students in grade K, and will be expanding to serve 1st grade in the upcoming school year
    • At our DREAM schools, our students, teachers, staff, and faculty experience wrap around support
    • Elementary scholars receive extensive support with two teachers in every classroom with a student to teacher ratio of 13.5:1
    • Students and their families get additional support outside of the classroom from our robust Family and Community Engagement Team
    • All scholars have access to DREAM's award winning REAL Kids after school program
    • We have a strong Social-Emotional learning orientation

Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Teaching and Planning
    • Implement a 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;
    • Revise curriculum and teaching methods based on measurable data.

    • Management Responsibilities
    • Set and maintain high expectations by building meaningful relationships with 100% of scholars, 100% of the time (including tracking, vertical hand-raising, and sitting up at all times);
    • Work with 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 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 your grade 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;
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships and regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals and 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 three 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;
    • 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 provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.