Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 per year
Quad Preparatory School
Upper School Humanities Associate Teacher
Anticipated Opening for the 2023-24 School Year
Updated: February 2023
Reports to: Humanities Department Chair
Annual Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
At Quad Prep, we are on a mission — to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice-exceptional people by redefining the experience of school. Through the collective, collaborative, and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering our students to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.
As we enter our 10th year, we are excited to welcome fellow innovators and collaborative colleagues to our team to be a part of this inspiring and impactful mission. At Quad Prep, a New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Accredited School, we are eager to create challenging and engaging learning experiences for our students, to seek diverse perspectives, and to work together to continuously refine and redefine best practices in neurodiverse education. The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to advance diversity through its programs and hiring.
Why work at Quad Prep?
- ACCREDITED SCHOOL: Quad Prep was recognized as an outstanding school when it received accreditation last year through NYSAIS.
- COMMUNITY: We are committed to building a joyful and inclusive culture where everybody is celebrated for who they are.
- COLLEAGUES: Our colleagues are inspiring, consummate innovators and are at their happiest collaborating to create personalized solutions for each student.
- STUDENTS We guarantee that you will learn something eye-opening every single day from our students — and have a lot of joy and laughter along the way!
- DEEP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: Quad Prep supports mission-driven educators and clinicians to grow their professional skills and influence in the neurodiversity educational space. Close collaboration with colleagues, coaching from supportive leaders, and thoughtful, in-depth professional learning programs keep us growing.
- GENEROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS
- Health: Medical, Dental, Vision
- Student Loan repayment
- Retirement Plan contribution
- Group Life Plan
- Disability Insurance
- Generous Parental Leave
- WORK LIFE BALANCE: In addition to a ten-month school year during which our staff are offered on average 33 days off (approximately 7 weeks) for scheduled holidays and school breaks, we provide generous preparation periods throughout each week, limiting the number of after work hours you will need to work — so that you can live the life you wish for — inside and outside of our school. Additionally, our students are dismissed midday each Friday in order for you to meet with your team, plan, and prep.
- PROTECTED TIME * Staffing permitted, we strive to provide coverage to allow you to learn from one another, participate in one of our special PD programs, conduct original research, develop special projects, and participate in our initiatives to create the culture YOU want to work in.
- EXTRAS You can build a private practice or tutor onsite during after school hours at low-cost reduced rates, available only to our Quad Prep staff.
Who We Are
(If Quad Prep is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "That's me!")
At Quad Prep, we are guided by values that we hold dear and we have developed an innovative set of practices to meet our mission. We are:
Groundbreaking: We ignite our students’ talents and are passionate about their futures. You are:
- Passionate about our work and our mission
- Creative and excited about reaching each and every learner in new ways
- Excited to help create new, evidence-based best practices in this rapidly evolving field
- Able to set high expectations of both students and yourself and discover ways to meet them
Collaborative: We function with an exceedingly deep degree of collaboration. You:
- Communicate effectively with colleagues
- Seek to understand yourself and others in order to welcome new perspectives
- Are generous of spirit and willing to give and receive feedback and input freely
- Are kind, welcoming, and inclusive
Trustworthy: We are steadfast and are accountable to our students and each other. You:
- Can be counted on to do what you say you will do
- Have a high level of ownership for personal and team results
- Can purposefully develop skills to find success in your work and our learning community
- Ask for support when you need it
- Project an unflappable, firm, and kind presence to our students
Constantly Learning and Growing: We value continued growth and learning. You:
- Seek opportunities to learn and grow in your professional practice
- Support colleagues by sharing best practices and nurturing their learning
- Help the organization grow and improve by developing and sharing new ideas and approaches
Resourceful: At Quad Prep, we dig deep to meet our mission. You:
- Are highly effective and dedicated
- Show initiative
- Display good judgment and sensibility
- Excellent at supporting students inside and outside the classroom
Flexible: At Quad Prep, we never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of “not if, but how.” You are:
- Open to new ideas
- Nimble in fluid, changing environments
- Excited by growth, change, and innovation
The Quad Preparatory School is looking for a 6th grade Humanities Associate Teacher in the 2022-23 school year. Associate Teachers are regarded as teachers-in-training whose role shifts and increase as they gain knowledge and experience. They are expected to remain at Quad Prep for up to two years.
Humanities Associate Teachers primarily provide academic instruction and social-emotional support to students alongside a Head Teacher through a co-teaching model (Friend and Cook, 2004). Humanities Associate Teachers are expected to plan and implement small group lessons and provide personalized support in 1:1 settings in the English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies content areas, as well as enact appropriate literacy development and executive functioning skills plans under the guidance of the Head Teacher. Associate Teachers may also be asked to oversee student clubs, teach an elective, plan and lead enrichment activities, and act as substitute teachers. Candidates who have experience working with students who require behavioral support and a structured environment are highly encouraged to apply.
The essential duties of this teaching role include, but are not limited to:
- Support the implementation of inquiry focused lessons for 2-3 seminar sections of students in small or whole group instruction three times a week in collaboration with a Head Teacher.
- Plan, implement, and adapt personalized student plans for 1:1 instruction, literacy development, executive functioning, and behavioral support for 3-7 students.
- Conduct formative assessment and implement unit summative assessments with guidance from a Head Teacher; assign and provide feedback to classwork and homework.
- Enact teaching strategies and instructional materials to meet students' varying academic, social communication, and executive functioning needs as well as interests; collaborate with clinicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and Learning Support faculty to address students’ needs.
- Write and submit timely academic updates monthly to provide feedback on 2-3 students’ academic and social-emotional progress; serve as academic advisor to 2-3 students acting as the academic point person with families; communicate with families through emails and phone calls as needed.
- Draft and submit for editing timely progress and final grade reports for 3-7 students to a Head Teacher four times a year.
- Supports in maintaining a structured and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students’ social, emotional, and executive functioning needs.
- Actively participates in a co-teaching model in collaboration with a Head Teacher to develop instructional and/or content knowledge, skills, and confidence under the guidance of the Humanities Department Chair.
- Supervise, support, and/or lead homeroom students for activities such as morning meeting, student clubs, study hall, enrichment activities, student trips, and other department-wide, grade-wide, and school-wide activities.
- Participate fully in the life of the school, including professional development, school-wide or division-wide committees, faculty and staff meetings, regular supervisory meetings, and required special events (e.g., open houses, Curriculum Night, Humanities Showcase).
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitments:
- Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
- Examine teaching practice through the following lenses including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, identity, equity, and privilege.
- Adapt the curriculum to provide students with an opportunity to recognize their many identities.
Staff and reporting relationships:
Associate Teachers report to the Humanities Department Chair. They may also receive additional mentorship and support from the Upper School Associate Academic Director. They work collaboratively with a Head Teacher, clinicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and Learning Support faculty on a regular basis.
This job operates in a school setting. The school is located on the first, fifth and sixth floors of a building with an elevator. This role requires working in various locations around the school and occasional travel to the Lower School campus approximately two blocks away.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is active and involves standing and walking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fifth floor. Typing is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time exempt position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. Teachers work ten months out of the year according to the academic calendar (late August to late June). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, hours are Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm.
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***Note that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Medical and Religious Exemptions may be provided.***
ADA/AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People and Culture department at email@example.com.
The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.
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Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, English, History, or related field; special education experience a plus
- 1-2 years of direct teaching experience; independent or charter school experience a plus
- Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
- Familiarity with technology; GSuite, Zoom, and Altitude Learning a plus
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Demonstrates work towards Master’s degree in education or related field
- Experience working with students in grades 4-7
- Special education training, including training in the area of gifted education
- Experience working with special education students and/or twice-exceptional youth
- Experience with Orton-Gillingham and the Hochman writing method
- Experience with co-teaching (Friend and Cook, 2004)
- Experience with assistive technology
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About The Quad Preparatory School
At Quad Prep, we are on a mission—to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice exceptional people by redefining the experience of school. Through the collective, superlative and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering students to leave Quad Prep fully prepared to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.
Entering our 10th year and a new phase of maturity, we are excited to welcome fellow groundbreakers to our team to help us further this inspiring and urgent mission. We are eager to challenge our status quo, to seek diverse perspectives and work together to develop better practices of neurodiverse education. The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.
A not-for-profit independent college preparatory school, Quad Prep’s rich and robust curriculum engages, challenges, and inspires students at all levels, K–12.
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