5th Grade Math Teacher

Tapestry Charter School
Buffalo, NY, United States
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POSITION: 5th Grade Math Teacher
REPORTS TO: MS Principal
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: 10 Month/Exempt

Mission: Educating and inspiring a diverse community of K-12 learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Vision: Tapestry is a vibrant, sustainable school that empowers learners and leaders to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond.
Values: Perseverance, Integrity, Respect & Responsibility

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the MS Principal, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential in math. The classroom teacher is critical in supporting the mission and values of Tapestry to educate and inspire a diverse community of learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth.

POSITION RATIONALE: The 5th grade Math Teacher is a highly-qualified teacher who works with 6th grade students on the Common Core State Standards in Math Education.
The Math teacher is able to
  • Plan, organize, develop, and enthusiastically conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for students in 5th grade mathematics.
  • Provide effective learning experiences for students with a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Effectively assess and progress monitor the educational needs of students in order to design, develop and implement sound educational plans.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning and literacy strategies.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.

  • Create and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students that includes SEL and restorative practices. Model, practice and discuss respectful, unbiased and effective communication with students.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing norms expectations, and procedures and building relationships as the foundation.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students in diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Commitment to the success of all children.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
  • Engage students in age appropriate discussions of diversity and equity. Use student observations, questions, actions and reactions as teachable moments to issues that arise.
  • Plan and facilitate team based daily crew lessons that directly connect to the NYS SEL Benchmarks.

  • Demonstrates success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed-ability classroom and facilitating performance-based learning.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities.

  • Prepare progress summaries using the reporting procedures agreed upon by the teaching staff and the Principal. Collaborate as needed with other teachers.
  • Conduct Student Led Conferences with families twice per year.
  • Keep families informed about classroom activities and units of study through ongoing communication
  • Attend and participate in school events.
  • Check voicemail and e-mail daily and respond promptly or within 24 hours to requests from families, administrators and colleagues.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Tapestry Charter School mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of elementary students and math education
  • Common Core State Standards in Math Education in 5th grade
  • Engage New York Modules in grades 5-8 and progression from K-4 into middle school grades
  • Know and have used a variety of intervention models, current programs, and strategies.
  • Child growth and development and behavior characteristics of middle school students;
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research-based findings pertaining to student educational programming;
  • Behavior management and behavior strategies, techniques, methods and conflict resolution procedures;
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of general student population; Cultural responsiveness.
  • Trained in interventions and tiers of RtI.
  • Technology including devices and computer programs.
  • Commitment to the success of all children.
  • Demonstrates success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed-ability classroom and facilitating performance-based learning.

Professional/Permanent certification in applicable grades/subject area with 3 years of teaching experience. Knowledge of Expeditionary Learning a plus. Classroom experience is essential. A concentration in, master's degree, or higher, in mathematics education.

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Building/Location : 65 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo NY 14216

Salary Competitive : Y

Appointment Status : Permanent

Position Status : Full time

Contact Person's Title : HR

Contact Person's Phone : 7162045883

Contact Person's Email : blaszczaka@tapestryschool.org

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