High School Science Teacher (SY 22-23)
Company: Uncommon Schools
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public
charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in
historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built
schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of
our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person
of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than
21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City,
Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates
persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of
their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong
academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that
prepares students for success in college and beyond.
Rochester Prep currently manages six schools serving students in
grades K through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships
between teachers and students, supported by effective school
systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students
to flourish academically and personally. Rochester Prep schools are
consistently some of the city's top-performing, and our students
have an impressive 85% college acceptance rate.
Uncommon High School Science teachers work collaboratively across
the network to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to
critically engage in the field of science and develop them into
self-directed learners. At the heart of all Science courses is
inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student
discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a
variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for
scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers
prepare all students such that they have the choice to study and
excel in any STEM discipline. We prepare all students to be citizen
scientists that have the tools and knowledge to critically engage
in the field of science regardless of their university major or
professional career. Our teachers become experts in their course
content and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high
- You'll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to,
analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences
that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate
- You'll develop students' practices skills of questioning,
modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation,
and planning and conducting interactive labs.
- You'll create an environment where students feel confident
using their voice to engage in scientific discourse.
- You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which
students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize
and critique arguments.
- You'll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific
topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance
- You'll work with the Science department to determine academic
and engagement goals for students.
2. Data Analysis
- You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional
coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and
- You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate
instruction for all learners in your classroom.
3. School Culture
- You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure
they feel seen, loved, and heard.
- You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate
resources are available to support their child's learning
- You'll engage in practice-based professional development,
mentorship, and coaching sessions.
- You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate
community, model our core values, and encourage student
- You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic
goals and practice instructional strategies.
- A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment
in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
- A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social
emotional and academic development
- An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external
partners in the best interest of students
- A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to
improve outcomes and achieve objectives
- Required Experience:
- A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban
schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
- Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering,
Mathematics, or other related fields of study.
- Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university. Certification is
not required to be hired at Uncommon, but you do need to meet NY
state certification eligibility requirements. To meet these
requirements, you must enroll in a teacher preparation program and
maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher during your employment with us if
you do not have a degree in education. Uncommon Schools teachers
are required to become certified in the state of New York within a
reasonable period after beginning employment.
Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive
professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer
and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable
and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to
thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that
reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space
for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our
staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire
without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with
disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with
employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the
interview process and to perform core job functions.
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