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Syracuse City School District Job posting 57885
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Dec 20, 2018 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
Montessori Teacher (2019-2020)
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District Name
Syracuse City School District
School / Location Name
LEMOYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1528 LEMOYNE AVE, SYRACUSE, New York, 13208
Posted on
Dec 20, 2018
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Please note that this posting is for anticipated openings for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Locations will vary depending on availability. We expect to begin the screening process in January 2019.

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.

ABOUT THIS POSITION:
We are looking for experienced Montessori educators who hold a Primary (3-6 year old) certification or an Elementary I (6-9 year old) certification to join our team of dynamic staff who are phasing in the Montessori School at LeMoyne.  We need someone who can multi-task, collaborate, communicate with colleagues and families, provide behavioral interventions as needed and contribute to the development of what our school has to offer.  Maintaining a positive classroom climate and culture is a must.  Data collection and analysis from classroom observations and student screening and assessment is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who hold both NYS and Montessori certificates.  Candidates without both will be expected to achieve certification.

WHO WE WANT:
Successful SCSD educators are passionately committed to urban education and all in for Syracuse students. They:
  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels;
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools or communities, and to closing the achievement gap;
  • Demonstrate willingness to put the interests of students above all others;
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in their school and district;
  • Adapt seamlessly to the complexities of the urban school environment; and
  • Follow current trends in education policy and research, including Common Core standards, comprehensive assessment systems and data-driven instruction.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Reporting to the principal, the teacher ensures that all their students achieve ambitious academic outcomes. The teacher must effectively: 
  • Plan data-driven, standards-aligned and differentiated units, lessons and activities; 
  • Deliver clear, accurate and rigorous lessons with a range of instructional and formative assessment techniques;
  • Establish and maintain a supportive, productive and positive learning environment with strong classroom management practices; and 
  • Monitor and communicate about student progress while engaging in continuous reflection, adjustment and professional development.
  • The teacher will perform additional related duties as required.
For further details on our expectations for classroom educators, explore the Danielson Framework for Teaching. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proven experience accelerating measurable student learning in urban schools (preferred)
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • Minimum of two years’ successful classroom teaching experience (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • All candidates must possess New York State teacher certification in Montessori Primary (3-6 year old) certification or a Montessori Elementary I (6-9 year old) certification, or qualify to obtain it by the first date of employment. This requires at least a Bachelor’s degree. Licensed teachers from other states may qualify for reciprocity.
  • Please note that New York State requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 for certification, and one hired, this proof will be kept on file in the Office of Human Resources. 
  • Once offered, you will be required to declare that all previous obligations with an employing school district have been met and you are not seeking this position with the intent of resigning from a previous commitment in which you have not served. 
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!

SALARY/SALARY RANGE:
  • The current starting salary for SCSD Teachers is $48,500. 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.
  • Teachers will have opportunities to teach in our Summer School Programs, receiving an hourly rate of $42.69.
  • 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 click HERE.
 
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