Elementary School Teacher

Staten Island, NY
Full Time
Entry Level

Organizational Background: Bridge Prep is a unique, mission driven public charter elementary school on Staten Island dedicated to providing a student-centered educational option for our students, many of whom have dyslexia or other language-based learning differences, and who are in need of additional supports in order to meet academic proficiency.  Our academic offerings are rooted in our commitment to the Science of Reading and multi sensory instructional approaches which provide all students with an academic experience focused on academic and personal growth through targeted supports.

Position Description: Teachers are critical to achieving a culture of achievement at Bridge Prep. We are seeking innovative, talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to our collaborative, student centered learning environment and want our teachers to be committed, dynamic and innovative pedagogues.  Teaching roles at Bridge Prep are full-time positions for the 2023-2024 school year.

Essential Functions: 

  • Create a collaborative and supportive learning environment where all students can learn.
  • Plan and facilitate engaging lessons, as part of a classroom teacher pair, in alignment with NY State Standards and Bridge Prep’s curriculum.   
  • Routinely analyze data with the purpose of increasing student achievement 
  • Build students’ academic and social emotional skills through modeling and explicit instruction.
  • Engage in Professional Learning opportunities to improve knowledge and skills with the purpose of increasing student achievement.
  • Advocate to ensure students receive appropriate supports and services.
  • Maintain regular and open communication with families to promote the success and growth of all students and promote family participation, inclusion and collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Certification in Special Education Birth-2nd grade or 1st-6thgrade. (Intern or Permanent)
  • Commitment to or experience working with students at various academic levels.
  • An understanding of Special Education mandates, protocols, processes and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and service plans. 
  • Experience analyzing data to create, implement, and reflect on student instructional goals, aligned to our mission. 
  • A commitment to continuous professional learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dual Certification in General Education and Special Education, Birth-2nd grade or 1st-6th grade. 
  • Experience as a classroom teacher.
  • Experience working with students at a variety of academic levels, with experience working with struggling readers most preferred.
  • Evidence of strong classroom management skills.
  • Experience with remediation strategies for students of varying ability levels.
  • Experience in data evaluation and applied decision making.

Qualities and Core Values:

  • Maintain a demonstrated passion for Bridge Prep’s mission, vision and core values.
  • Commit to developing a strong track record of building positive relationships across various stakeholder groups, demonstrating a value towards diversity and inclusivity.
  • Steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest academic levels while also enjoying school.  
  • Cultural competencies to work in a diverse school community and a willingness to examine own biases across lines of sameness and difference.
  • Maintains professionalism through excellent organizational skills, timeliness, regular communication, and meeting deadlines.
  • Self- reflective and open to feedback, with the ambition and desire to grow one's professional practice.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work.
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude and drive for excellence.
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging from $60,000-90,000.

Advantages of teaching at Bridge Prep include:

  • A professional learning environment that is focused, innovative and creative. We empower our instructional team with knowledge sharing practices, frequent training, and targeted Professional Learning opportunities to support their professional growth unlike any other school currently in NYS.
  • Supports are designed to provide staff with an extensive and balanced approach to professional learning and Orton-Gillingham (OG) strategies and skills, structured to increase their knowledge and skills in teaching literacy acquisition.
  • Amazing benefits. As a member of our team, your care and well- being are a top priority and our
    benefits package is competitive, affordable and offers flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse staff and includes medical, dental, vision and an optional 403B retirement plan.
  • The opportunity to alter the educational trajectory of students- we believe each of our students
    has the potential to do great things and our school structure will help you to lead them across the bridge
    toward success.
  • A collaborative working environment. Our staff works and operates as a team and it is our
    commitment to support each staff member and provide individualized attention to students. Partnership and collaboration are not only encouraged, it is part of our core values.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Bridge Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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