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Elementary Specials Teacher for Music, Art, and PE (PK-3)
Growing Up Green Charter School II



Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.


●    Collaborate with grade team to integrate curriculum across subject areas

●    Implement Responsive Classroom management strategies to promote classroom community and to value each student as vital part of the class

●    Employ a blend of both direct instruction and collaborative, constructivist approaches to meet the needs of all learners

●    Adhere to the GUGCS Pacing Calendar and Scope and Sequence

●    Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments

●    Employ approaches that address multiples type of learners (visual, sensory, kinesthetic, audio)

●    Emphasize that all students are capable and should be treated with high expectations, both behaviorally and academically

●    Uphold school wide policy of logical consequences

●    Value and promote peaceful conflict resolution and creative and authentic problem solving

●    Participate in grade team and curricular planning meetings

●    Create and maintain an engaging and organized physical classroom environment, making learning accessible to all students

●    Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships with families

●    Actively participate in school community through weekly faculty & staff meetings, professional development opportunities, staff committees, school events, etc.

●    Work with instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year

●    Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback

●    Work closely with Special Education department (learning specialists, interventionists, service providers) to best support student learning

●    Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner

●    Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk

Minimum Qualifications

●    Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School’s mission and green theme

●    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers

●    Knowledge of Responsive Classroom

●    Experience in environmental education a plus

●    Ability in integrating technology into teaching

●    Excellent organizational skills


●    Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

●    At least one year classroom teaching experience in the elementary grades

Required Certificates & Licenses:

●    Teaching certification

●    NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance


How to apply

Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, attention School Leader, to the address below. In your cover letter please address the following questions:

●    What prior experiences qualify you for this position?

●    What experience, if any, do you have with green principles and sustainability?


Please write in the subject line: Music Teacher or Art Teacher or PE Teacher


Growing Up Green Charter School II

Attention: School Leader

84-35 152nd Street

Jamaica, NY 11432

ONLINE: Please follow this link to apply online.

For more information about our school, please check our website:




4-year degree

Date posted:


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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable