(Summer 2022) Reading Teacher - Elementary

DREAM - New York, New York - Full time

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. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.Reporting to the Senior Manager of Elementary Programs, the Summer Reading Teacher will be responsible for leading a Reader's Workshop with groups of 18-22 elementary school students, including creating a culminating project, in our nationally-recognized REAL Kids program. Summer Reading Teachers also lead off-site field trips, attend program-wide events such as pep rallies and performances, and coach and collaborate with college-age Youth Workers, supporting their success as aspiring educators. This is an exciting opportunity for results-driven, innovative teachers to hone their craft by using an interdisciplinary approach to literacy, coaching aspiring educators, and contributing to educational equity for all students in DREAM's communities.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and teach an interactive 2-hour literacy workshop (Reader's Workshop), 4 days a week, designed for students to maintain or improve their reading levels and reinforce social-emotional learning;
  • Support and coach 2-3 college-age Youth Workers. Youth workers lead activities designed to improve students' social-emotional learning (SEL) and support Reading Teachers with literacy instruction;
  • Support and lead activities designed to improve students' learning in other core subject areas such as math;
  • Lead off-site field trips to pre-arranged destinations in New York City (one day per week);
  • Implement all health and safety protocols as required, including ensuring child safety and responding appropriately to any incidents


  • Demonstrated ability to provide reading instruction to groups of students, and to customize units, lessons, and projects to best meet students' interests and needs, required;
  • 2+ years of lead classroom teaching or similar experience, preferred;
  • Strong ability to engage students in a classroom environment, required;
  • Knowledge and experience with social-emotional learning, preferred;
  • State or city certification and an M.A. in Education preferred;
  • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility;
  • Must be able to work in-person at the program site during program hours;
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community


  • Monday-Thursday
  • 8-8:30am: Prep time
  • 8:30am-9am: Monitor breakfast
  • 9-11am: Lead Reader's Workshop
  • 11am-12pm: Support with SEL + math reinforcement
  • 12-1pm: Monitor lunch + recess
  • +1 hour per week of teacher meetings and a time to be determined
  • On Fridays, the REAL Kids program explores NYC through off-site field trips! Summer Reading Teachers and other REAL Kids staff chaperone these pre-arranged trips (8am-3pm).


  • June 28 - August 12, 2012
  • M-Th: 8am-1pm, plus an additional 1hr meeting
  • F: 8am-3pm


  • Starting at $30/hour, commensurate with experience


  • East Harlem sites:
  • PS 146 - 421 East 106th Street
  • DREAM Charter School: East Harlem - 1991 Second Avenue
  • South Bronx sites:
  • PS 18 - 502 Morris Avenue
  • DREAM Charter School: Mott Haven - 411 Wales Avenue
  • Highbridge site:
  • Highbridge - PS 73 - 1020 Anderson Avenue

DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees, including a booster dose. Part-time staff hired for the summer season only, are exempt from the booster dose, however they must have received a 2-dose series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/Y7QBWNSPLBkqqtgBrtJl1MPI178709098

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Experience Level

Mid Level


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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