Middle School Computer Science Teacher
Success Academy Charter Schools - New York, NY

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At Success Academy, we make history every single day. Our schools rank in the top 5% in New York State for reading, science, and math. We provide an exploration driven curriculum for grades K-8, focused on the whole child, teaching chess, art, and other specialized subjects that bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our communities are calling for more, and we are meeting this urgent demand with rapid expansion.

Are you ready to join this movement and make an indelible mark on education reform across New York City?

We are seeking Middle School Computer Science Teacher who takes a “Beyond Z” approach in delivering rigorous, engaging and high quality computer science instruction to our scholars. The Middle School Computer Science Teacher will implement a programming (likely Scratch to start, leading to other programming languages) and robotics based, hands-on computer science curriculum that challenges our scholars and engages their natural curiosity. Model candidates should possess the passion and requisite skills to develop a scope and sequence for a computer science program for grades 5-8 initially with the goal of growing the program to include a high school curriculum.

Responsibilities:
Our Middle School Computer Science Teachers will…
Guide and assist students in their entire learning experience, including creating a curriculum and presenting all class information.
Educate students on how computers work, from the basic science and mathematics behind their operation to the actual hardware and the software built on those foundations.
Engage students through a hands-on curriculum that reinforces the fun of learning and enables struggling students to thrive.
Teach in a fully equipped computer science lab with materials at your disposal.
Track attendance, assign homework, grade assignments, give feedback and communicate effectively with students and parents at all levels of technological understanding.
Be a part of a highly motivated team committed to education reform, educational choice and the building of exemplary schools.
Receive routine, ongoing feedback and support from an outstanding leadership team and faculty.
Inspire intellectual curiosity through fun activities that kids love.

Qualifications:
Our ideal Middle School Computer Science Teacher will have a minimum of 2 years of full-time computer science related experience. A Masters Degree and NYS teaching certification are preferred (Bachelor’s Degree is required).

Demonstrated competencies in the following areas are a must:
Accountability and Data Driven . Proven record of achievement as evidenced by supporting data.
Stamina . Ability to handle the intensity to thrive in a high-performing charter school.
Management . Ability to manage the behavior in your classroom.
Self-Reflection . Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement.
Preparation . Ability to study and develop curriculum where necessary and do the intellectual work needed to deliver instruction at a high level.

In addition, the following characteristics are required to be successful on this team:
Dedication to Mission . A genuine interest in finding ways to improve public education and support our schools.
Deadline and Detail Driven. Thinks critically about the details of a task at hand. Meeting project timelines set by leadership in an effort to improve one’s practice.
Flexibility . Ability to adjust expected tasks and schedule to the updated priorities.
Collaboration .
Beyond Z Attitude. Willingness to go above and beyond the requirements of the job to be innovative and support the organization.

To apply
Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Middle School Computer Science Teacher at Success Academy.

Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

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