(2023-2024) High School ELA Teacher

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown toannually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and theSouth Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day,extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-basedyouth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorousacademics, social-emotional learning, deep family and communityengagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learnerswho are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out ofthe classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-yearplan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growingour organization's impact and leveling the playing field for allchildren. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.Reporting to the Academic Dean,the HighSchoolELA Teacher will be responsible for building meaningfulrelationships with students, implementing a Common Core-alignedcurriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data todrive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educatorwho is passionate about improving student outcomes by leadingexcellent instruction and building a positive schoolculture.


  • Work with co-teacher (as relevant) to create and foster aculture where all students can achieve at high levels;
  • Implement a Common Core-aligned curriculum through backwardslesson planning and follow school-wide protocols for developing anddocumenting syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and rubrics;
  • Actively participate in all meetings, collaborative planning,and professional development, including an annual summerinstitute;
  • Track, monitor, and assume responsibility for academic progressof students;
  • Analyze assessment data, and daily data including exit ticketsand Do Now's to inform instruction;
  • Set and maintain high expectations by building meaningfulrelationships;
  • Work with Student Culture Team to create individual behaviorplans for students, as needed;
  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment and abide byschool-wide practices for classroom management and individualbehavior plans;
  • Work with grade team to analyze data, revise practices, norm onteam-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with asolutions-oriented mindset;
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and regularlycommunicate scholars' progress towards goals and withfamilies.


  • Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred;
  • New York State certification in subject area preferred;
  • At least two years of teaching experience with record ofimproving student achievement preferred;
  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students,families and community;
  • Desire and ability to receive and implement feedback;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, includingthe ability to communicate effectively with various audiences(including colleagues, students, families);
  • A commitment to working with diverse populations of familiesand students;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, includingthe desire to make a difference in the lives of our students,families, and community.


  • The salary range for incoming teachers with a Masters is$76,000 to $88,000. The salary range for incoming teachers with aBachelors is $67,000 to $85,000.
  • New teacher salaries are determined based on their number ofyears of experience as a lead teacher, level of education(associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree), and internal equity.Teachers are eligible for annual performance-based salary increasesbased on our Teacher Career Pathways. Because we value staff tenurein each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majorityof the employee premium for medical plans and subsidizing themajority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Otherbenefits include dental and vision plans, disability, lifeinsurance, generous parenting benefits, flexible spending accountoptions, generous vacation time and paid holidays, referralbonuses, professional development, an employee assistance program(EAP) and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching up to4%.

DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees.Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability orsincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordancewith applicable law.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ANDINCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are amatter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed tobuilding a team where each individual can bring their full identityand experience to work because representation matters—it enrichesour team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthensour impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff thatrepresent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black andHispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practicesare equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated tocreating a world where youth, especially youth of color, havepermission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to maketheir dreams reality.Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can.

DREAM is Family.

Fun is a Serious Value.

Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.

 Fail. Persist. Exceed.


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Ela Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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