BUGS employees - Must have at least two years of teacher leadership experience or other administrative experience and an overall "distinguished" rating within the last school year.
All other applicants- Must have at least 2 years of teacher leadership experience including coaching and providing feedback to colleagues and one year of administrative experience that includes providing evaluative feedback to teachers.
Desire to lead adults and participate in professional development on supervision skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively give feedback that increases student achievement (as evidenced by ATPF ratings etc).
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Supervise all teachers in the Math department, including regular observations and feedback (observation frequency determined by level of teacher experience), informal and formal observations, teacher evaluations, and coaching meetings with teachers to ensure instruction closes the achievement gap, exceeds the State and CSD15 proficiency levels, and is mission-driven.
Coordinate professional learning for the supervisees, including developing and delivering sessions and intervisitations (In the subject area, on grade level across subject areas, and across grade levels.), researching 3rd party development and arranging for participation. Ensure intervisitation protocols are built collaboratively across the school.
Lead, develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate curriculum, including research, selection, creating unit and lesson plans. Coordinate with the Sustainability Director to integrate Sustainability curriculum and STEAM within the Department.
Analyze state and local data.
Ensure that weekly department meetings focus on the intersection of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy and are planned ahead of time and documented.
Develop and implement 3 interim assessments, including researching assessment best practices across the country, designing assessments, leading teachers in the scoring of assessments, leading teachers in data analysis and revising assessments based on NYSED expectations.
Collaborate with other members of the Assessment Team to ensure that ‘front of house’ and ‘back of house’ tasks for NYS exams are executed appropriately.
Oversee instructional materials selection and purchasing within department budget.
Prepare materials and reports to present data to the ED, Principal, and Board’s Education and Accountability Committee as requested. Attend evening board meetings related to math data.
Coordinate coaching with department chair to ensure teacher goals are being adequately address
*Coach teachers in their 1st and 2nd year of teaching. Including but not limited to acclimation to the BUGS culture and expectations
Maintaining Google Calendar
Managing Google Drive expectations
Grading and gradebook expectations
DeansList and OSA support
Holding students accountable
Classroom routines and procedures
Use of BUGS facilities
Substitute teach and provide coverages if/as needed.
Attend IEP meetings and other student centered meetings for designated grade as necessary to resolve issues and insure the appropriate development and implementation of programs and services
Collaborate with Dean of Students, Social Worker, Inclusion Coordinator and Child Study Team members to develop and implement Response to Intervention systems for students who struggle with behavior (this is done but was not included previously).
School-wide Instructional Leadership
Collaborate with Dean of Students on 8th grade student and teacher culture, including positive and negative reinforcements, and other supports for school culture, as needed.
Responsible for addressing escalated parent concerns related to 8th grade student behaviors
Coordinate with the Assessment Team on the implementation of NY State exams.
Collaborate with Leadership (via Leadership Team meetings) to ensure school-wide goals are met and the following areas are embedded and coordinated within the Department/s:
Sustainability (sustainability and STEAM),
Behavior and classroom management,
Special Education services, data-driven differentiation, Student Support and Child Study
Interdisciplinary connections across subject areas.
Collaborate with leadership team to plan, design, and deliver school wide professional development in order to lead school to meeting instructional goals.
Collaborate with the leadership team to refine the structure of Advancement Groups and student assignments to maximize learning.
Assist with refining the school-wide ATPF process for teacher evaluation and growth.
School Culture and Family Engagement
Provide one dedicated hour of OSA support weekly
Will serve in various culture posts.
Serve on the 8th grade graduation committee, and collaborate with the Grade Team Leader as necessary.
Ensure that Department meetings support consistency in classroom routines and shared interventions across teachers.
Supervise all transitions (from your location).
Lead departments in preparing presentations and materials for Curriculum Night, Open Classrooms and other family-facing events as needed.
Provide monthly walkthrough Learning Environment (content related) written feedback to supervisees.
Facilitate (co-plan) the planning of 8th Grade culture events that is linked to academics or behavioral expectations across content areas in collaboration with the Events Coordinator.
Develop and implement a process for placement in Regents Algebra I course, including frequent family communication, testing, applications, and communication with school community.
Attend at least 2 PTA meetings throughout the school year.
Work closely with the Director of Operations and the Principal to support recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding of new teaching staff in the Department(s).
Collaborate with Operations team as needed.
About Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), is a small, independent, progressive Middle School in South Slope/Windsor Terrace serving approximately 300 students of all abilities and backgrounds from across Brooklyn. We are looking for experienced educators interested in our innovative sustainability-education model to join us for the 2019-2020 school year.
BUGS is at the forefront of sustainability education, diverse-by-design and community-based schools movements. We feature a hands-on interdisciplinary education with a focus on real-world problem-solving and exploration of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Our Middle School students (grades 6 to 8) are prepared for success in high school and to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and thoughtful designers of a more socially just and sustainable world.
We are excited to welcome talented educators who are inspired by our mission, passionate about serving middle school aged adolescents, and eager to join a dynamic professional learning community. We are looking for candidates who believe in our mission to provide a hands-on, interdisciplinary education to young adolescents of all abilities and backgrounds, with a focus on real-world problem solving and the exploration of sustainability.