Japanese teacher 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 Director
High School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Department Chairs, and Student Support Services Team
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT
NYS certification (or eligibility for reciprocity)
At least 1 year prior teaching experience in middle/high school
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
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
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
Maximize student learning by providing opportunities for all learners to participate actively and successfully
Explain content and demonstrates skills in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all students
Hold each learner individually responsible for learning
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
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
Seek information about student interests and opinions
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
Create a physical setting and establishes routines that promote learning and minimize disruption
Structure transitions in an efficient and constructive manner
Manage emergency situations, as they occur, in school settings
Professional Demeanor and Development
Maintain a professional appearance and deportment.
Interact with colleagues and students in an ethical and professional manner.
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.
Participate in professional growth activities including conferences, workshops, course work and committees or membership in professional organizations.
Explore and apply knowledge and information about new or improved methods of instruction and related issues.
Identify areas of personal strength and weakness and seeks improvement of skills and professional performance.
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.
Work cooperatively with community members in carrying our school and community sponsored functions.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, sharing teaching insights and coordinating student learning.
Serve on school committees and supports school activities.
Contribute to the development of the profession by serving as a teacher, mentor, peer coach, and/or supervisor to practicing teachers, student teachers, or interns.
Support school goals and initiatives.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs
Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions
Work effectively with staff, students, and public
Make independent decisions
Work autonomously within school established guidelines and policies
Organize tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks
Demonstrate good judgment and good problem-solving skills
Direct and instruct others
Respond appropriately to evaluation and changes in the work setting.
About New Heights Academy Charter School
The Mission of New Heights Academy Charter School is to graduate students who are prepared to succeed in college and life.
New Heights is a product of and exists to serve the students of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem. We opened in 2006 as the very first charter school in our district. Our school was founded by a team of local educators who came together with the specific intent to provide the community they served and loved with an excellent educational option. We are an independent public charter school, and we are not affiliated with any management organization.
Since our opening, we have grown to serve 750 students in grades 5-12 and achieved an average annual graduation rate that exceeds the rest of the city. New Heights provides our students with an academically rigorous education that will prepare them to pursue whatever educational and professional path they choose.
The New Heights Academy Charter School family embodies the core values of perseverance, responsibility, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm. The school culture is characterized by transparent communication, trust in community members, and an appreciation for diversity of perspec...tives. New Heights scholars are engaged in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum which emphasizes critical thinking, curiosity, competence, confidence, and control. New Heights Academy Charter School is committed to ensuring 90% of students achieve mastery of 90% of the common core learning standards by the year 2018 for the sole purpose of preparing scholars for success in the academic collegiate environment.