English Language Arts Teacher 6-8 Full-time

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 6, 7, 8

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Required

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




    • Contact:

      Todd Bartholomay

      Phone: 612-623-3309
      Fax: 612-623-3319

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.

Job Description

New City School
Middle School English Language Arts Teacher/Advisor Full-time

Under the direction of the principal and director and in collaboration with staff, a NCS middle school ELA teacher/advisor is responsible for supporting and guiding grade 6, 7, and 8 students in English Language Arts learning and by being a Crew leader (advisor). In 2019-20 NCS will have two 6th grade sections, two 7th grade sections, and a single section of 8th grade. Teachers/advisors are also expected to play an active role in supporting the operations and administration of the school.

As Teacher:
• Plan and implement effective instruction and assessment in ELA in alignment with state (or Common Core) standards.
• Use data from assessments and other formal and informal sources to adjust and direct instruction.
• Tailor instruction to meet individual student strengths, needs and interests.
• Collaborate with advisors, administrators, students and families to ensure each student receives the support they need.
• Maintain accurate, complete and factual records on each student.
• Facilitate ELA-related student learning outside of school.

As Advisor:
• Facilitate student Crew meetings (at least three days per week) that cultivate the learning community, connect students, and provide learning and practice in areas of social-emotional development and cultural competency
• Develop caring and supportive relationships with students and families.
• Celebrate student accomplishments and hold students accountable to goals and standards.
• Advocate for, and on behalf of, students and families.
• Maintain accurate, complete and factual records on each student.
• Monitor and share student progress, educationally and socially, to parents, students and staff.

• In collaboration with the principal, director, and professional development lead, work with others in pursuit of teacher excellence and maximum student learning.
• Monitor students when on school property.
• Attend staff meetings, professional development trainings, data analysis days, etc.
• Seek and learn from feedback to improve performance and professional competence.
• Support the administrative or operational work of the school.


• Bachelor’s degree
• Current Minnesota teaching license in secondary mathematics
• Experience with diverse student populations

• Urban teaching experience
• Demonstrated success in increasing student achievement
• Arts and project-based learning experience
• Experience and/or interest in the intersection of social and emotional and academic learning

• Growth Mindset: Teachers work with an understanding that focused work over time results in desired outcomes. Willingness to take risks in efforts to further student learning is encouraged.
• Focus on Learning: Teachers routinely examine student learning results and plan instruction based on insights derived from data analysis. Engaging each student and moving each forward from her/his growing edge is the work. Learning with and from others is the norm.
• Creativity and Flexibility: Teachers will demonstrate creativity and promote creativity among students will server flexibly in a variety of roles.
• Teamwork: Teachers partner with teams for grade-level work and are engaged in weekly professional development with the teaching staff continuous focused on developing and maintaining caring and supportive relationships. Teachers will also develop inclusive teams focused on developing and maintaining caring and supporting relationships through advisory.

Institution Description

New City Charter School is an innovative K-8 public charter school in its seventeenth year in Northeast Minneapolis. Guided by its mission to integrate social, emotional, and academic learning effectively and to honor the diversity and individuality of each of its students, New City limits class sizes, integrates arts, intentionally cultivates both the student and staff community, and through a growth orientation that pervades our learning work, aspires to launch students to high school and beyond to foster a new and better city.

Our student day is currently from 10:15 AM until 4:45 PM. Staff meetings precede the student day.

Application Instructions/Comments

• Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience + comprehensive benefits package

• Start Date: August, 2019

• Application: please e-mail cover letter and resume (including current licensure status) to Todd Bartholomay, Director: todd.bartholomay@newcitycharterschool.org

**Applications will be accepted immediately and considered until the position is filled.

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.