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Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) SY 2014-2015-

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.


Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

To achieve our goals for the 2014-2015 school year, we are seeking a:

Director of Curriculum and Instruction will oversee every facet of Lefferts Gardens Charter School that directly impacts student’s learning. This will include monitoring of classroom instruction, management of all internal and external management data and curriculum development for all subject areas and will report to the School Leader. We are seeking a growth oriented person who is capable of using observation and supervision as a tool to help develop our very capable teachers. We also expect our new Director of Curriculum to have a deep belief that all students can learn and proceed to successful high school and college careers.

Compensation: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include: Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Short and Long term Disability, Life Insurance, and a 3% match to the 401K retirement plan.

Lefferts Gardens Charter School is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. LGCS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices for all qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

How to apply:

LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of the Hiring Committee at [email protected]. Please place your full name and the position you are interested in on the subject line. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

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