Middle School ELA / History Co-Teacher

The Lang School (thelangschool.org) is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.

Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

We have an immediate opening for a Middle School co-teacher who will co-teach ELA, co-teach Social Studies, and share Advisory responsibilities with their Co-Teacher for a 6th/7th-grade homeroom cohort of 12 students. The right candidate has middle school lead-teaching experience; specialized training & experience in ELA; and loves teaching middle schoolers. They must be able to teach and differentiate at a level above typical middle school, due to the abilities and interests of Lang’s students. Our middle school teachers build strong relationships with students and with each another, prioritize academic rigor, and maximize student learning and social-emotional development. This position has growth potential and starts immediately.

All Faculty at The Lang School:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community;

  • Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis;

  • Work collaboratively to ensure that each child’s unique needs are met, that they are challenged, that they achieve at a high level, and that they experience a sense of personal and academic achievement;

  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;

  • Have deep knowledge in and passion for their area(s) of specialty.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with colleagues and staff coaches to develop rigorous and engaging unit/lesson plans and projects.

  • Submit curricular materials for staff coach and administrative review and reference.

  • Provide regular student and parent feedback.

  • Proactively identify and work toward resolving student learning challenges.

  • Participate wholeheartedly in all school and grade meetings, and opportunities for professional development.

Qualifications:

  • An authentic connection with The Lang School's mission and population.

  • Absolute tenacity — a “whatever it takes” attitude to student learning.

  • Genuine appreciation for the perspectives of others. Self-reflective.

  • Adaptability, flexibility, ability to improvise.

  • Absolute kindness and patience.

  • Excellent classroom management skills.

  • Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

  • Dedication to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices.

 

Requirements:

  • MA/MS in education required

  • Three+ years full-time, lead-teaching experience required

  • Proficiency with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Google Suite)

  • Compensation: Salaries are competitive (ranging from the 75th to the 90th percentile of NYC private schools) and based on experience and training. The Lang School offers a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, dental/vision insurance options, 401k matching options, Transitchek, and ample professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Please submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER in relation to the specifics of our program and student population. All applicants follow the same process for recruitment, which begins with an initial phone interview, followed by a video conference interview with the Head of School. If both parties are interested, the final step is an in-person Demo Lesson and group debrief. The last step before fully executing an employment agreement is to check three supervisory references. At Lang, we appreciate that people's professional paths aren't necessarily linear and that they can be punctuated by purposeful gaps.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $75,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

COVID-19 considerations:
Lang employees must get Covid-19 vaccinated before arriving to work. Students must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available. Unvaccinated students must wear KN94 masks, unless eating. HEPA air cleaners & open windows in use.