High School Social Studies Teacher - Immediate Start

New Heights Academy Charter School
New York City, New York
Starting at $61,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Sep 8, 2022

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Job Category
Teaching, Social Studies Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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Teachers will plan and deliver meaningful learning experiences, create opportunities for maximum educational and social development, and work with all members of the school community to create a nurturing and structured environment for each student enrolled at New Heights Academy Charter School.


High School Principal


High School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Department Chairs, and Student Support Services Team


10 months


1. Content Knowledge and Planning

Exhibit an understanding of and skills relevant to the subject area(s) taught
Demonstrate an ability to make topics and activities meaningful and relevant to each student
Integrate available technology resources compatible with students’ needs and abilities
Develop lesson plans that are clear, logical, and sequential using Understanding by Design principles
Plan with appropriate specialist(s) to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

2. Instructional Strategies

Link present content/skills with past and future learning experiences
Effectively use various instructional strategies (e.g., modeling, cooperative learning, collaboration, and reading and writing in the content areas) to differentiate learning for all students
Effectively use questioning strategies to engage students and promote learning
Monitor students’ understanding of the lesson and adjusts teaching when appropriate
Explain content and demonstrates skills in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all students
Hold each learner individually responsible for learning

3. Assessment

Use results of a variety of assessments to monitor and modify instruction as needed
Effectively use both teacher-made and standardized tests, as appropriate, to measure student performance
Use oral, non-verbal, and written forms of student assessment
Organize, maintain, and use records of student progress to make effective instructional decisions
Continuously monitor students’ progress before, during, and after instruction, and provides meaningful feedback
Demonstrate competence in the use of acceptable grading/ranking/scoring practices in recording and reporting student achievement

4. Student Communication and Rapport

Use precise language and acceptable oral expression and written communication
Articulate clear learning goals and instructional procedures for the lesson to the students
Model caring, fairness, courtesy, respect and active listening
Model concern for students’ emotional and physical well being
Seek and maintains positive interactions with students in all school settings

5. Classroom Management

Enforce the school’s student behavior policy
Communicate clear expectations about behavior to students and parents
Actively monitor student behavior and provides feedback in a constructive manner to students and parents
Structure transitions in an efficient and constructive manner
Manage emergency situations, as they occur, in school settings

6. Professional Demeanor and Development

Maintain a professional appearance and deportment.
Carry out duties in accordance with established policies, practices, and regulations.
Select appropriate channels for resolving concerns and problems, and maintains confidentiality.
Complete all classroom and school assignments and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.

7. School Community and Culture

Initiate communication with parents or guardians concerning student progress or problems in a timely manner.
Respond promptly to parental concerns and encourages parental involvement within the school.
Interact with parents and the community by providing useful information regarding the school.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, sharing teaching insights and coordinating student learning.


Plan, organize, develop and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program.
Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range achievement levels.
Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of pupils, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs.
Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment.
Adhere to deadlines.


A valid NYS teaching certificate.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
At least 2 years prior teaching experience.
Demonstrated success working in non-traditional and/or urban school settings.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with educational technology (SMART Board, student laptops, etc.).
Willingness to learn and grow professionally.

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