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23 May 2016

Full-Time Partner Teacher (STEM)

The Jewish Academy – Posted by NAI Commack, New York, United States

Job Description


Partner Teacher (STEM)

A Partner Teacher is responsible for daily instruction and student support. A Partner Teacher is an experienced educator with a high level of instructional, curricular, and classroom management expertise. Partner teachers have a proven track record of improving student achievement and a history of student growth. Partner Teachers are also responsible for supporting the Master Teacher in leading their teaching team. To qualify as a Partner Teacher, a candidate must demonstrate a high level of pedagogical expertise in elementary/middle school education. Partner Teachers must have a minimum of three years of elementary/middle school classroom teaching experience and a commitment to professional and leadership development.

As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math instructor, the candidate must have a deep understanding of scientific methodology, coupled with a willingness to create hands-on interdisciplinary units of study that have a fundamental understanding of the Unity of the Universe by Divine intervention.

The Partner Teacher ‘s responsibilities fall into three categories

  1. Culture
  • To embody, support and maintain the schools mission, purpose, and core values.
  • Demonstrate the ability to support the Master Teacher in creating a culture of collaboration and communication among all stakeholders: teachers, staff, parents/caregivers and students.
  1. Instruction
  • Provide a high level of pedagogy, ensuring high quality instruction.
  • Develop curriculum aligned to CCLS.
  • Prepare lesson plans to be vetted during morning meeting that include opportunities for differentiation.
  • Monitor student progress and effectively use data to drive instruction
  • Establish and attain long-term and short-term goals that deepen and elevate their pedagogy.
  • Effectively differentiate instruction based on student strength and needs that facilitates student progress.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional groupings, including whole group, small group and one-on-one instruction to effectively target student strengths and needs.

III. Leadership

  • Lead the teaching team in the absence of the Master Teacher.
  • Lead the school in the absence of the Educational Leadership Team.
  • Support the Master Teacher in the execution of their duties.
  • Support the Master Teacher in mentoring and developing the other members of their team
  • Support the Master Teacher to insure ongoing parental involvement and communication.
  • Develop (with the support of the Master Teacher) their own leadership skills. This can include the development and implementation of projects/ initiatives that benefit the larger school community.
  • Participate in and (where applicable) support the Master Teacher to facilitate weekly reflection sessions.

If interested, qualified Partner Teachers with a minimum of five years elementary/middle school classroom teaching experience can be considered for Master Teacher vacancies as they arise.



How to Apply

There are two short essays required to complete your application. Please email your cover letter and resume along with the two essay questions below. In the subject line make sure you state "Application for Jewish Academy, First and Last Name".  
We are accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year until May 20th. The initial application has two components: 1)    Your cover letter and resume (please keep to a 1-2 page maximum) 2)    Two 250 word essays. Times New Roman, 12 point font.
  • The first should detail a memorable learning experience with students
  • The second should detail a memorable learning experience with colleagues

Job Categories: Education/Teaching. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: education, Elementary, K-8, middle, school, STEM, and teacher.

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