Christopher House (CH) seeks a STEAM teacher to plan and deliver project-based learning that is sequenced and aligned to the NGSS. The candidate should be familiar with and able to actively use a wide range of strategies including incorporating student choice and voice, integration through collaboration with the rest of the teaching team, and ability to teach and manage with a whole-child approach. Teacher should possess excitement and proven track record in a dynamic learning environment with a focus on Science, Technology, Environment, Arts, and Mathematics.
With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary, and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.
Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.
Children and families thrive when:
Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.
Build quality relationships with students
Establish a culture of high expectations, which includes standards mastery and high school/college preparation for students
Encourage the exploration of learning opportunities and persevere with challenging tasks
Engage and support students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students’ diverse needs and by engaging students in problem solving and critical thinking skills, using culturally relevant examples
Work towards developing and maintaining cultural competencies
Instruct students in citizenship and character education
Engage in planning and implementation processes to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment for students
Work closely with agency’s family support and youth development programs to ensure the needs of students are met
Work with, and host, community partners to enhance classroom learning
Develop a strong home-school relationship with the families to ensure effective communication to best meet the needs of students.
Prepare progress and report cards and conduct parent-teacher conferences three times a year.
Meet with families as needed and serve as a positive representative for Christopher House
Communicate school-wide and agency-wide events to parents
Work collaboratively with a teaching partner to meet the needs of all students in the classroom
Make contributions to school culture outside of the classroom through leadership participation in field trips, special events and other school functions
Work closely with special education, support staff and administration to provide necessary accommodations and modifications for students
Act as an advocate for children and families to the agency, the community and the professional field
Provide parents with resources that will enable them to act as advocates for their children and families
Utilize data-driven assessment, including classroom assessment tools, student surveys, BAS, DESSA, PARCC and NWEA, to inform curriculum and instructional choices
Participate in regular data and assessment review sessions to differentiate instruction and create more effective classroom learning
Complete necessary assessments, reports and records in an accurate and timely manner
Strong alignment with Christopher House’s Values and Mission;
Strong work ethic coupled with a proactive problem-solving approach;
Three years teaching experience in an urban setting strongly preferred;
Science/STEAM teaching experience highly desired
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or similar degree required