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Syracuse City School District Job posting 39733
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Mar 24, 2017 until Until Filled

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About Our District

The Syracuse City School District is Building our Future by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12.  78% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch price, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education.  77% of the students in the school district are students of color. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Multi-Classroom Leader - $7,500 stipend (2017-2018)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
School / Location Name
Many Schools
Posted on
Mar 24, 2017
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Please note that this posting is for anticipated openings for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Locations will vary depending on availability. We expect to begin the screening process in February 2017.

The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.

We are pursuing bold strategies to increase student achievement by increasing adult capacity and leadership. To do this, we have developed new roles that allow passionate and effective teachers the opportunity to stay connected to kids as a classroom teacher while also directly contributing to the development of other teacher colleagues. 
There was a time when a great teacher had two choices: stay in the classroom or leave to become an administrator. There were limited opportunities to advance your career or expand your reach while working as a classroom teacher. But traditional school leaders have only an indirect impact on instruction. Their work may include designing processes, planning use of resources, leading professional development, providing observation and feedback, and offering instructional coaching, but they are not classroom teachers.  In the Syracuse City School District, there’s a third option: become a Multi-Classroom Leader (MCL). The new-world role of MCL combines planning, coaching, and direct teaching. For many who wish to extend their reach, it is a dream job.

The multi-classroom leader (MCL) ensures that student and teacher performance are on track to meet ambitious school targets. The MCL serves as a model classroom teacher and staff developer. Building a positive rapport with all colleagues is critical in the role along with success in getting positive results for kids through curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Student advocacy and teacher efficacy are top priorities for this role. Success in the role is exhibited through student academic growth and increased teacher effectiveness as measured by the Danielson Framework for Teaching (2011).

  • All candidates must possess New York State teacher certification in their subject area, or qualify to obtain it by the first date of employment. Licensed teachers from other states may qualify for reciprocity. We encourage candidates with ENL or SPED educational backgrounds to apply.
  • Possess a Master’s Degree in education or related field.
  • Must have two consecutive years of “effective” or “highly effective” ratings per APPR.
  • Minimum five years full-time classroom teacher experience in urban school environment.
  • Experience facilitating adult teams and learning opportunities.
  • Adaptable to the complexities of the urban school environment.
  • Strong belief that all students can learn at high levels.
  • Experience adapting to and meeting the social/emotional needs of all children.
  • Experience teaching students with disabilities preferred.
  • Experience in research-based methods for English language learner instruction preferred.
  • Proven experience to accelerate student academic and learning performance.
  • Familiar with school-level best practices to build and sustain change.
  • Knowledge and willingness to attain deep understanding of Common Core Learning Standards and instructional shifts in education.
  • Proven experience in collecting and analyzing student performance data to inform instructional decisions that accelerate learning.
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.

  • SCSD Multi-Classroom Leaders received $7,500 stipend, in addition to the current starting salary of $47,500 for SCSD Teachers. With proof of outside related experience and college transcripts, the salary will be increased pursuant to the Unit 1 contractual agreement. 
  • Teachers who are assigned to work at schools with extended learning time will receive an additional stipend up to $5,651.
  • Teachers will have opportunities to teach in our Summer School Programs, receiving an hourly rate of $41.40.
  • Teachers with experience and a deep background in Urban Education may qualify for the District’s Urban Fellowship Program.  For details of the program and its requirements, please visit www.joinsyracusecityschools.com/teachers and click on the link to the Syracuse Urban Fellowship Program.