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Position Title
Secondary English Language Arts Teacher
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Per SFT Contract
Job Description

English Teacher Role

This position will report to the Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The English Teacher will support the developmental and academic needs of diverse learners at the secondary level and have a passion and tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn.  The English Teacher will make reading, writing and speaking accessible and engaging for students and articulate to students the connections between reading, writing and speaking.  The English Teacher will plan culturally responsive lessons/units by utilizing data to inform their instruction and differentiate lessons to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. The English Teacher will maintain a rigorous classroom environment aligned with the CCLS and students lived experiences. This English Teacher will provide continuous feedback for student growth.  This position requires a high degree of flexibility, caring attitude and a culturally responsive equity-based mindset.  This teaching position is part of a new and exciting initiative to provide inquiry based and culturally responsive instruction to our middle school program.  Students will be engaged in disciplinary literacy, civics and activism throughout the course.

 English Teacher Expectations

  • Teach reading, writing, viewing, listening, and speaking;
  • Transfer mastery of content to students by leveraging their background knowledge and experiences;
  • Implement a variety of teacher strategies to facilitate learning amongst diverse learners and social justice topics;
  • Plan lessons, assign grade and homework;
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems;
  • Build trust, motivate and understand student needs;
  • Embrace and lift student strengths, voice and identity to create a learning environment that is highly engaging and relevant to students;
  • Uses student engagement as a core component of classroom management system.

English Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrates an imagination that is contagious; 
  • Teaching approaches are driven by innovation and equity;
  • Facilitates classroom interactions that foster intellectual, cultural and social emotional learning;
  • Independent thinker that thrives in interdependent environments.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • New York State certification in English 7-12.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred).
  • Experience teaching/tutoring students desired.


Application Procedure

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

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