WHIN Music Community Charter School is the first school of its kind! Built on the principles of El Sistema, WHIN is a place where children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are building a nucleo, a community where staff, families, and students work together to make a powerful shift in public education that puts learners’ needs first.
To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally.
- that all children deserve a high quality education, with access to academic rigor, music creation, and a holistic approach to developing character.
- that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for our learners.
- that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and authentic learning experiences provide the most effective environments for growth, success, and joy.
We are looking for teachers who are…
- looking to grow and prosper in a collaborative work environment, including in co-taught classrooms.
- excited about teaching in a school and neighborhood where diversity is central.
- highly qualified and certified in Special Education, English as a New Language, and/or Early Childhood Education.
We support teachers by…
- coaching and professional growth to deepen instructional practices that is facilitated by our School Leadership
- creating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to address challenges and drive inquiry where teachers act as thought partners for one another
- having two teachers co-teaching every classroom to ensure all learners’ needs are met and that all teachers collaboratively expand their teaching repertoire together.
In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners’ potential. We make academics a priority while also ensuring students’ character and personal growth. With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to our classrooms where project-based, hands on learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.
WHIN is currently seeking a high performing reading interventionist who is ready to help grow a unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day.
Specifically, the Reading Interventionist is responsible for:
- Providing targeted instruction to students and help them improve specific reading skills such as letter identification and sounds, blending and segmenting, reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
- Planning and implementing high quality, research-based intervention instruction to identified students, individually and/or in small groups
- Using current and relevant assessment tools to identify each student’s specific areas of ability, need, interest and/or talent in literacy
- Developing an appropriate intervention plan for each student using adopted literacy intervention programs to ensure effective utilization of learning materials.
- Monitoring student performance against established grade level standards and individual progress by maintaining daily assessment data
- Attending grade level, English Language Arts, and Child Study Team meetings
- Communicating with families about the literacy successes and challenges of her/his children
- Producing timely reports on the progress of student interventions
- Reports to WHIN’s Leadership and works closely with all teachers to ensure all students are learning at his/her best.
- Performing other duties and responsibilities related to literacy as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications for the Reading Interventionist are:
- Expertise in Literacy and training in Orton-Gillingham-based approaches and/or specific reading intervention programs
- NYS or equivalent certification in literacy or literacy specialist
- Keen analytical problem-solving skills
- Ability to work autonomously as well as take coaching as needed
- NYS or equivalent Special Education Teaching Certification
- Urban elementary teaching experience
- Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students
- An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at a high level
- Proven commitment and success working with students and families
- The ability to thrive in a startup environment
- The ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting school
- A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues
Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred
- Bilingual (Spanish)
- Music performance
- Early Childhood teaching experience and/or certifications
- Project Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning
- Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic Student Management, and Restorative Justice models
Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional working environment, as well as ongoing development opportunities.
EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected classification in its activities, educational programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to the above link.