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Elementary Teacher (SY 22-23)

Uncommon Schools North Star Academy
Newark, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description

Uncommon Elementary School Teachers cultivate a love for learning in every student from the very start. Our teachers and students engage in a culturally-responsive, fast-paced, and fun learning environment. We have built a community where teachers encourage our core values of respect and hard work while celebrating the uniqueness of each student and laying the academic foundations that carry students to and through college.


1. Instruction

You'll co-teach and build an engaging and joyful classroom environment that encourages mastery and empowers students to engage in academic discourse.

You'll teach the basic principles of mathematics.

You'll teach reading and writing to build students' literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

You'll teach an ELA curriculum that prioritizes meaningful texts and topics that are interesting and relevant.

You'll teach a Science curriculum that prioritizes knowledge of geology, astronomy, ecology, and cycles in nature to ensure students understand climate change and how to take care of the Earth.

You'll teach a Social Studies curriculum that incorporates analyses of America's diverse histories, with an emphasis on cultural and civic awareness.

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 assessments.

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 children's learning needs.

You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.

You'll support morning arrival, lunch duty, student assemblies, class transitions, and after-school dismissal.

You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to foster community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.

You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.

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