Hiring Teachers for 2011-12: Renaissance Charter HS for Innovation
The Renaissance Charter HS for Innovation (“Innovation”) is seeking experienced instructors who want to join our staff and work in our highly collaborative school environment. Our model is based on our sister school, The Renaissance Charter School, which has been serving students in Queens via its high performing and humanistic approach since 1993.
Located on 1st avenue and 100th Street, Innovation is dedicated to serving the youth of East Harlem in Manhattan’s Community School District 4. Our current school demographics include 91% students in poverty, 14% English Language Learners and 41% Students with Disabilities/IEPs. 85% of our students are coming to us below grade level in Mathematics and English, at basic or below basic proficiency. Despite these challenges and barriers, our student body is made up of amazing students who we are molding into the next generation of leaders and innovators.
As a charter school, Innovation has the autonomy to effectively serve our at-risk population using our professional judgement and expertise, by focusing on teacher empowerment and parent engagement. We educate students using an integrated co-teaching model to serve students at all levels of ability. All academic teachers work in a triad or pair cluster and teach all of their classes within this team-teaching context. Common planning times, lunches and daily teacher-driven professional development sessions, data analysis and student support discussions between instructors allow us the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a school staff.
Our current inaugural class of freshmen are moving up to the Sophomore year and we are recruiting our next Freshman class for 2011-12. We are currently recruiting for the following positions for the 9th/10th grades. Only New York State Certified Teachers will be considered:
Living Environment/Biology Teacher,
Global History Teacher,
Spanish Language Teacher,
Special Education (must be SPED certified in Subject Area 7-12 or with 5-9 Generalist license with excellent experience teaching the subject):
English SPED Teacher,
Algebra SPED Teacher,
Living Environment/Biology SPED Teacher,
Global History SPED Teacher
Learning Specialists (New York or other State Certification Preferred, but not required. Learning Specialists collaborate as full members of each instructional team to work to provide differentiated instruction and support with at-risk students):
Living Environment/Biology Specialist,
Global History Specialist,
Physical Education and Health Specialist