New York Community Alliance

Online teaching or in the classroom


The ELA teacher will develop and teach engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Ascend curriculum. Additionally, the middle school ELA teacher will:

• Use formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standards
• Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with students and families
• Actively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute
• Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work actively to overcome setbacks

Staff and reporting relationships

The middle school ELA teacher reports to the dean of instruction. He or she also accepts direction from and works closely with the dean of students.


• Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree and certification preferred
• The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported, engaged, and academically challenged
• Passion for teaching students in underserved areas and commitment to closing the achievement gap
• Relentless drive to set and achieve ambitious goals
• Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
• Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice
• Experience teaching in underserved areas preferred

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience


phone# 631-836-2162

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