Physical Education Teacher
Lefferts Gardens Charters School - Brooklyn, NY

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The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we have over 300 students, grades K-3. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our charter school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience. Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world. School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment. Faculty Job Description: Lefferts Gardens Charter School is looking for dedicated teachers to complete our team for the 2013 school year. We currently have openings for one P.E. teacher to start in January 2013. Teachers will need to develop curriculum and assessments, coordinate with other teachers and advance the school mission. Teachers will be selected based on their relevant experience, level of training, similar pedagogical beliefs and demonstration of potential to provide excellent instruction. The ideal candidate will have NY State teacher certification, a Masters Degree in Education, and multiple years of teaching experience with strong references. Minimum academic and experience requirements:
• At least two years experience teaching primary grades
• A college degree
• A New York teacher certification is strongly recommended but not absolutely required. Brief Description: This is a full-time position. The P.E. Teacher works closely with our entire P.E. department to deliver structured, safe and fun P.E. classes to our students grades K-3. All of our students take P.E. every day! Candidates must be willing to be actively involved in the organization, instruction and discipline of classes conducted in diverse P.E. environments (i.e. gym, classroom, outdoors, etc.) Candidates should also possess coaching or teaching experience with elementary-aged children and have a positive demeanor. Training in first aid is highly valued. Specifically, we are looking for P.E. educators and team members with:
• Belief in the mission and vision of our school: that an environmental science education will engage students and prepare them for future success
• The belief that all students can learn
• Experience and desire to work with a diverse student body
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Interest in working collaboratively and reflect on own practice to improve instruction for all students
• Flexibility, energy and dedication necessary to be a part of a new school
• Excellent ability to positively supervise, direct and manage students
• Ability to provide differentiated instruction
• Investment in using assessment to drive instruction
• Willingness to consistently manage student behavior employing school-wide system
• Dedication to actively engage parents in educational advocacy for their children
• Success at making student safety the top priority
• Commitment to our community Compensation: Lefferts Gardens Charter School considers instructional staff to be its most valuable resource and is dedicated to supporting and compensating staff appropriately. All teachers will receive a competitive salary and benefits package as well and time and support for professional growth. LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, completed LGCS job application and three references to the attention of the Hiring Committee at or fax to Hiring Committee at 718-284-2162. Please place your full name and position you are interested in on the subject line. Applicants can find the LGCS application link under employment at our Lefferts Gardens Charter School is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. LGCS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices for all qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

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