Middle School Science Teacher

PAVE Academy Charter School


Organization Description

PAVE Academy Charter School is a public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. PAVE provides a K-8 experience that lays the foundation for a productive and choice-filled life. We build our students brick by brick, equipping them with the academic, social, and emotional skills that they need to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, overcomers and leaders in their communities.

PAVE educates 490 Kindergarten – 8th-grade scholars each school year. Across our student population, 82 percent of our students are eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP); 17 percent receive special education services, and 10 percent are English Language Learners (ELL).

Opportunity Summary

PAVE Red Hook seeks Middle School Science Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. PAVE implements a hands-on, rigorous, inquiry-based science program that focuses on developing deep scientific understanding and reasoning in all students. PAVE’s Middle School teachers will be involved in developing and implementing the curriculum and assessment programs for Middle School scholars, and will need to be flexible, adaptive, and responsive to feedback to create a growing team environment. Middle School teachers will report to the Middle School Principal.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Embody, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision, and strategic direction of PAVE
  • Create and sustain a positive and highly structured school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Implement a research-based curriculum to meet or exceed academic standards
  • Assume responsibility for the academic progress of students with a high sense of urgency and ownership towards quantifiable results
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring that students develop strong character and “non cognitive” skills (such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity) with the same standards as academic content
  • Use assessments and data to inform instructional practices
  • Utilize IEPs to adapt instruction to reach the needs of students with disabilities in an inclusion setting
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with students and parents about student progress
  • Maintain strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate, and compromise is welcomed and essential
  • Commit to continued professional growth and active participation in PAVE professional development
  • Complete all lesson plans, progress reports, report cards, and administrative functions with care and timeliness
  • Perform other school duties and responsibilities as requested by the Principal

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • A strong commitment to PAVE’s mission and vision
  • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
  • Strong and advanced content knowledge
  • A relentless work ethic and a high degree of patience to push through difficult challenges
  • A willingness to be held accountable for quantifiable student achievement and academic gains
  • The ability and commitment to use data and regular assessment to inform instructional decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Outstanding public speaking and writing skills
  • Technological proficiency and adaptability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The desire and humility to grow as an educator
  • Experience teaching in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degrees (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
  • New York State Teaching Certification or Equivalent preferred

Our Core Values

More Than a School At PAVE, we are more than a school, we are a family. Staff members, families and community organizations work together in unity to create a warm, safe and joyful learning environment, where students can blossom into the best version of themselves.

No Limits At PAVE, the possibilities are endless, and we will not settle for less than our best. PAVE classrooms focus deeply on the growth and achievement in all aspects of our students’ academic and social development. We maintain high expectations for our students and for ourselves and commit to providing the care, coaching, and communication needed for students and staff to learn, grow, and shine.

Bright Starts, Vibrant Futures At PAVE, our classrooms are bright in aesthetic and vibrant with learning. Our teachers and students engage with one another enthusiastically and embrace the challenge and rigor of the work with joy. Fun is not an add on; it is an essential component of the PAVE experience. We believe that a life and love of learning starts here.

Love is Justice At PAVE, we acknowledge that systemic racism and bias has had its grips on our community for far too long. We create inclusive and equitable spaces where everyone belongs, everyone matters, and everyone is loved. ‘Hate cannot drive out Hate. Only Love can do that.’ We endeavor to bring out the best in our students and each other by, with, and through love. This, we believe, is justice in action.

Lift Every Voice At PAVE, every voice matters. We value diverse perspectives and insights within our community. We encourage our students to engage with one another and express themselves with both power and respect. As our students prepare to enter the world beyond PAVE, it is our responsibility to ensure that our students are equipped and empowered to use their voice effectively to advocate for themselves and others.

Non-Discrimination Statement

PAVE Academy Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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