Teacher- Grades 1,2,3 (Anticipating Openings) SY21-22

New Haven, CT, US
Apr 08, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Certified Teacher/Elementary

Date Posted:

Wexler/Grant School (PreK - 8)

Posting Number: 4344
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 teamworkCreative thinkers who take a solutions oriented approach to classroom and school challengesHard-working professionals dedicated to doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap.

Ideal candidates have:
  • Successful Student Teaching ExperienceClear 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 dataTeach math through a workshop model as touchstone for major concepts and additional learning activities that allow students to meet skill and conceptual thinking expectationsTeach social studies based on school expectations and scope and sequence, integrating units into reading and writing time to the maximum extent possibleModel and instill a love of learning

Special Education (if applicable)
  • Implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPsMonitor IEP goals for studentsPossess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful integrated education

  • Administer assessments to inform instructionAdminister and review end of unit tests in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standardsCreate and administer standards-based interim assessments including but not limited to: observation recording tools, checklists and inventories, rubrics, quizzesGroup students dynamically based on academic needs as informed by assessment dataWrite detailed report cards to communicate student progress to familiesDemonstrate an ongoing commitment to data-based accountability

  • Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needsEnsure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, predictability and consistent routinesTake responsibility for order and productivity by refusing to tolerate classroom disruptions, creating individual behavior plans when neededBuild a safe, orderly, and positive classroom community including all students

Collaboration with Staff
  • Attend staff meetings and development sessionsIncorporate personal professional needs and administrative feedback in developing and maintaining a Professional Growth PlanParticipate actively in the school's established professional development structuresDiscuss curriculum and planning in weekly grade team meetingsMeet and work with the instructional coaches based on individual or classroom needsMeet with the principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, co-teaching, and professional goals

Collaboration with Families
  • Build a rapport with familiesCommunicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessaryAttend and participate in at least two parent association meetings during the yearWith other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about studentsMeet with families three times a year (report card conferences)Involve families through classroom student work celebrations and volunteer opportunitiesBuild 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-CIOTwo 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 salaryCareer growth opportunitiesHealth 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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