Lead Teacher (2021/2022 School Year)

Philip's Academy Charter School of Paterson | Paterson, NJ

Posted Date 4/08/2021
Expiration Date6/01/2021

Nature and Scope of Job: Under the supervision of the Principal, the Lead Teacher will be the instructional leader of their classroom. The teacher will create, manage, and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that enhance student development and mastery of learning objectives. Philip’s teachers participate in extensive professional development, collaborate with other faculty and staff, promote rigorous learning opportunities, and look out for the collective and individual interests of Philip’s students as well as the schools’ greater community.


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead direct instruction in classroom for whole groups, small groups, and individual students.
  • Work cooperatively with grade level partners and additional staff to implement a strong, engaging, integrated and appropriate curriculum.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate with families to ensure consistency between home and school in order to promote student success.
  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Support during other times of the day, including but not limited to teaching a co-curricular and providing supervision during recess, lunch, and hallway.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice from the Principal.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required; advanced degree in education a plus.
  • Hold a valid NJ State PK-3 or K-6 Teacher Certification.
  • 1-2 years teaching experience preferred.
  • Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students.
  • Shared dedication to Philip’s Academy’s philosophy and mission.
  • Excellent teamwork, work ethic, and organizational skills.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and verbally. Bilingual a plus.
  • Possess excellent integrity, a gentle spirit, and demonstrate strong moral character and initiative.
  • Demonstrate technological abilities: word processing, data management, and informational retrieval.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Submit a background checks through the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical and provide a physician’s documentation of both.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry students up to 70lbs.
  • Have dependable transportation.


Philip’s Academy Charter Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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