The Lang School is a progressive, private school for high potential and gifted learners with diagnosed learning challenges, such as dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety or high functioning autism – in other words, "twice exceptional" or "2e" learners. Each of our classes is capped at up 14 students, depending on grade.
We are looking for an intellectually engaged, growth mindset-oriented, middle school teacher to partner with the same in teaching ELA, History, and Advisory to a bridge class of 6th and 7th grade students. Deep background knowledge in history and literature, as well as research-based techniques in differentiation and the teaching of writing, will be called on daily with this passionate and precocious group of learners who tend to be reluctant writers.
Lang faculty enjoy exceptional onsite coaching; ample daily planning periods; collaboration with master's- and doctoral-level therapeutic staff in identifying and supporting student needs; ongoing school-funded professional development; and a strong sense of community. Hours for teachers are 8a.m. until 4p.m., with a staff meeting until 5p.m. on Wednesdays.
Salary is based on the NYC DoE UFT schedule; employer-paid health insurance and generous paid leave are provided, as is access to 401k and TransitChek programs.
· A minimum of two full-time years of lead teaching experience
· U.S. teacher certification
· Completion (or nearly so) of graduate degree in Education or Special Education
· Undergraduate degree in Education, Psychology, or the Humanities
· Experience in and passion for planning lessons/units and writing curriculum (ongoing support provided by Staff Developers and Director for Education)
· Excellent classroom management skills
· Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (Ross Greene's CPS)
· Experience in identifying and integrating multi-sensory strategies to meet student needs
· Commitment to differentiation via Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices
· Proficiency with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Chromebooks, Google Suite)
· Excellent, proven communication skills – written and spoken
· Given the school's investment in professional development, a three year commitment to the position is expected