Kindergarten Science Teacher

College Achieve Charter School | Paterson, NJ

Posted Date 1/11/2022
Expiration Date2/10/2022

Title: Kindergarten Science Teacher

Reporting to: Henry McNair, School Principal
Compensation: Annual salary is competitive, with benefits, and will acknowledge a
candidate’s experience and qualifications.

A teacher at College Achieve Paterson Charter School will provide students rigorous
and relevant learning activities and experiences designed to prepare each student to
excel at a top college or university. This position is critical in building strong
relationships with our students in order to best meet their individual needs and
further the mission of College Achieve.

A College Achieve Teacher will:
*Help to shape the culture of a growing College Achieve Paterson Charter
School community by establishing high expectations and paving the way for
each new class of students
*Work as part of an entrepreneurial team to create policies, curricula, and
instructional methods that demand rigor and relevance
All College Achieve Teachers will:
*Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and
abilities of the students
*Create a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and
encourages students to take risks in their learning
*Prepare lessons that reflect best practices and accommodations for
individual differences of students
*Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon
request of immediate supervisor
*Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
*Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and
communicate these objectives to the students
*Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media
consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, the physical
limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the
individuals or student groups involved.

*Strive to implement College Achieve’s philosophy of education and

instructional goals and objectives
*Assess student learning, through observations, authentic performance, and
more formal methods, in an ongoing manner, providing frequent student
feedback, information to parents and written progress reports
*Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law and
administrative regulations
*Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing
student life and conduct
*Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for
education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or
requested to do so under reasonable terms
*Participate in all professional development opportunities
*Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents,
and community members
*Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Education and Knowledge:
*Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
*New Jersey Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and/or subject area of
assignment, if applicable
*Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable

*Ability to establish rapport with families and children
*Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
*Strong organizational and planning skills
* Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
*Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every
student gets to and through college
* Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of College Achieve
*Motivation to grow as an educational professional
*Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community
*Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines


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