La Cima Elementary Charter School K-5 Teacher Openings

La Cima Charter School - Brooklyn, New York - Full time


La Cima Elementary Charter School is a K-5 school in the beautifully diverse, and historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The mission of La Cima Elementary Charter School is to prepare our students for academic and life-long success through a rigorous and relevant academic program. A place where students develop the intellectual capacity, social capital and emotional strength of character to be personally successful and to act as effective change-makers in their communities.To this end, La Cima is looking to fill a few immediately available teaching openings.


La Cima seeks mission-driven, full-time, K-5 educators with high expectations for children and the willingness to engage in deep reflection and growth. Their staff members are persistent, dedicated professionals, who are team players and have a sense of humor. Teachers at La Cima are passionate about the development, learning and success of all children, and relentless about attaining the best outcomes. Therefore, La Cima seeks educators of high personal integrity and character who are committed to social justice, as La Cima believes that “we teach who we are.”


Key responsibilities of teachers at La Cima include:

  • Planning: Adhere to La Cima’s mission and educational philosophy including all curriculum; Maintain and enrich their expertise in the subject area(s) they teach; Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and grade-level expectations; Effectively plan with grade-level team; Work together with specialty teachers to create interdisciplinary units of study
  • Differentiation: Differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of all students; Provide direct and indirect instruction through engaging, exciting and innovative learning methods; Create long and short-term plans, addressing the needs of individual students
  • Assessments: Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., quizzes, rubrics, written work, performances) that frequently measure student’s progress towards the school’s exit outcomes, including skills and content knowledge; Prepare students for all required assessments; Evaluate students’ progress on an ongoing basis and maintain student records; Track student progress
  • Invest Scholars and Families: Create a joyful and engaging classroom environment that encourages students’ positive interactions with other students and grown-ups and mirrors school-wide expectations; Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management consistent with school-wide expectations; Communicate with parents consistently, as often as necessary to provide information, learn more about students, and share student successes; Prepare progress reports and lead family conferences
  • Professional Development: Participate in a variety of staff development programs, including summer institute and throughout the year; Participate in developing and meeting the goals of an individualized professional growth plan
  • Cultural Adherence: Work collaboratively with grade level and school-wide team to develop a culture of learning, both inside and outside of the classroom; Recognize the importance of living and teaching our core principles every day; Consistently model a learning orientation for children and colleagues
  • Perform other duties to support the ongoing development of La Cima, as deemed appropriate by school leadership


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, ideal teaching candidates will bring:

  • 2 or more years of classroom teaching experience ;
  • Experience/strength in elementary, middle grades or special education
  • NYS Teaching Certification (or eligible for reciprocity) Certification strongly preferred
  • Data-driven orientation to instruction
  • Passion for social justice and educational equality
  • Demonstrated evidence of investing families, colleagues and community members in the success of all students
  • Belief in, and embodiment of, La Cima’s C.A.R.E. Principles and theory of change


This position offers a competitive salary range and a robust benefits package. More details can be provided upon request.


Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Kevin Bryant at

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