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Founding Middle School Humanities Teacher - The Co-op School

  • Job Description:
    In 2011, we began our elementary school with a single kindergarten class and the idea that learning should be joyful, student driven, and inclusive. Over the years we have developed a strong commitment to curriculum that is project based and anti-biased. Now we are expanding once again to foster students through their middle school years in a K-8 environment. As such, we are seeking an experienced and passionate Humanities teacher to join our founding middle school team as we launch our first 6th grade class.

    This is a truly unique opportunity to work closely with our middle school coordinator in shaping a brand new program with lots of room for professional growth. In addition to developing and teaching 6th grade humanities, the person hired will also serve as an advisor, teach an elective of their choosing, and be an integral component of the school community.

    We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:
    -A commitment to working with middle school students and an enthusiasm for making real world connections
    -Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred;
    -academic program focus in literature, history, and/or education-related fields
    -3 years experience teaching students in grades 6-8
    -Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle school students
    -A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
    -A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
    -Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
    -Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
    -An ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
    -Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
    -A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor 

    Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of education philosophy to Kerry Roeder, Middle School Coordinator, at

    The Co-op School is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, religion or religious practices, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Our policy extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and termination.
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  • School
    The Co-op School
    Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
    Start Date: September 01,2018
    Teaching only, Full Time Permanent
  • Contact
    Kerry Roeder
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