Teacher- Grades 1,2,3 (Grant Funded) SY21-22

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Posting Number: 4322
Date Posted: April 7, 2021
Date Closing: Until Filled

Position: Elementary Education (Grades 1, 2, & 3)
Two Year Grant funded Position

Reports To: Principal
Position Summary: New Haven Public Schools is committed to recruiting a diverse team of educators who are dedicated to developing each student’s individual, academic social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our New Haven students, families and community, and who would like to considered for current and future teaching opportunities within the district, are encourages to apply.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities of the Ideal Candidate:
All candidates must have:

  • Active Connecticut Elementary Certification
Successful candidates are:
  • Highly-skilled collaborators who prefer the challenge and fun of teamwork
  • Creative thinkers who take a solutions oriented approach to classroom and school challenges
  • Hard-working professionals dedicated to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap.
Ideal candidates have:
  • Successful Student Teaching Experience
  • Clear evidence on cover letter and/or resume of high student achievement in the context of an orderly, positive and inclusive classroom community.
Curriculum and Instruction
  • Plan units of study and lessons by following the New Haven Public Schools curriculum framework

  • Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, and are based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
  • Teach math through a workshop model as touchstone for major concepts and additional learning activities that allow students to meet skill and conceptual thinking expectations
  • Teach social studies based on school expectations and scope and sequence, integrating units into reading and writing time to the maximum extent possible
  • Model and instill a love of learning
Special Education (if applicable)
  • Implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPs
  • Monitor IEP goals for students
  • Possess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful integrated education
  • Administer assessments to inform instruction
  • Administer and review end of unit tests in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standards
  • Create and administer standards-based interim assessments including but not limited to: observation recording tools, checklists and inventories, rubrics, quizzes
  • Group students dynamically based on academic needs as informed by assessment data
  • Write detailed report cards to communicate student progress to families
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to data-based accountability
  • Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
  • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, predictability and consistent routines
  • Take responsibility for order and productivity by refusing to tolerate classroom disruptions, creating individual behavior plans when needed
  • Build a safe, orderly, and positive classroom community including all students
Collaboration with Staff
  • Attend staff meetings and development sessions
  • Incorporate personal professional needs and administrative feedback in developing and maintaining a Professional Growth Plan
  • Participate actively in the school’s established professional development structures
  • Discuss curriculum and planning in weekly grade team meetings
  • Meet and work with the instructional coaches based on individual or classroom needs
  • Meet with the principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, co-teaching, and professional goals
Collaboration with Families
  • Build a rapport with families
  • Communicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessary
  • Attend and participate in at least two parent association meetings during the year
  • With other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about students
  • Meet with families three times a year (report card conferences)
  • Involve families through classroom student work celebrations and volunteer opportunities
  • Build a safe, orderly, and positive classroom community including all students
Certification Requirement: Active Connecticut Elementary Certification
Salary and Terms of Employment:
  • Salary is commensurate to teaching experience in accordance to the New Haven Federation of Teachers Union, Local 933, AFT,AFL-CIO
  • Two Year Grant funded Position
Why Should You Choose New Haven Public Schools?
New Haven Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Career growth opportunities 
  • Health care plan (including dental)
  • Life insurance
Diversity within our Community 
New Haven Public Schools is a diverse community of students and educators. Among our 22,500 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At New Haven Public Schools, we are continually expanding our recruitment initiatives and incentives in recruiting teachers that reflect our student population. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.
An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D  

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New Haven Public Schools

54 Meadow Street , New Haven, CT 06519

At the following locations

Barnard Magnet School (PreK - 8)

Board of Education Gateway Center, 54 Meadow St. , New Haven, CT 06519