Master Teachers are highly effective, veteran teachers who are dedicated to LAB’s mission and are experts at classroom management and instructional rigor. There will be a Master Teacher in each LAB classroom, supported by a team of 5-6 full-time tutors alongside extensive opportunities for professional development. Master teachers report to the Dean of Cirriculum and Instruction.
Whenever possible, LAB seeks to hire Master Teachers certified in special education and/or teaching English to speakers of other languages, in addition to the subject they teach, to provide additional support to students with special needs and/or limited English proficiency.
Teachers will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City charter schools. Other salary differentiation will be based on teacher experience and the subject area taught, with higher compensation going to more experienced teachers in difficult-to-fill subject areas such as science and math. We do not have a merit pay system, as we expect excellence from all of the teachers we select.
In addition to competitive salaries, LAB benefits package includes:
Additionally, LAB supports teachers through the following elements:
Any experience level
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) is a network of open enrollment, college-prep, public charter schools opening its first middle school in downtown Brooklyn in the fall of 2014 to serve grades 6-8. LAB is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of their academic level, English language proficiency, or disability status. To achieve this, LAB couples a No Excuses approach with an innovative, Common Core-aligned, next generation learning model designed to drastically improve the academic success of our scholars. LAB will establish a school culture conducive to intellectual curiosity and competence by: 1) Privileging research- and evidence-based writing and close reading of foundational works of literature, poetry, philosophy, history, economics, mathematics, and science; 2) Developing mathematical understanding, computational thinking, and the ability to apply these skills to solve problems in everyday life and the workplace; 3) Putting every student on a pathway to postsecondary and career success; 4) Inspiring scholars to take responsibility for, and joy in, their own education; 5) Facilitating entrepreneurial learning and cultivating dispositions for life-long learning; and 6) Fostering leadership, a commitment to social justice, and compassion.
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