May 11, 2020

Elementary Teacher for Non-Traditional Program (Immediate Hire)

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is Building our Future by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 non-traditional education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12. 78% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch price, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education. 77% of the students in the school district are students of color.


Non-traditional program teachers will have a passion for supporting students and their families in a holistic, integrated style. They will work on a team of teachers to plan and deliver an integrated educational program individualized to student needs. The teacher will be skilled users of data who can intervene and adjust instruction as needed in the moment. The teacher will create and update individual learning plans which will include academic, social emotional and counseling services.


Successful SCSD employees are passionately committed to urban education and all in for Syracuse students. They,

  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels,
  • Proven record of success working with non-traditional students and their families;
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to curriculum design and instructional delivery;
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools or communities, and to closing the achievement gap;
  • Demonstrate willingness to put the interests of students above all others;
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in schools and the district;
  • Adapt seamlessly to the complexities of the urban school environment; and
  • Follow current trends in instructional design and non-traditional educational programming & strategies
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for personalized learning, have strong research and time management skills, and are willing to go outside of their comfort zones.
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REPORTS TO: Program Principal


  • Delivering instructional program through a project based learning approach in a holistic, integrated style
  • Using appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to instructional areas to assess student progress
  • Preparing and maintaining individual learning plans with each student
  • Developing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning
  • Utilizing varied instructional techniques, media, and technology through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students
  • Provide nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom environment that encourages student ownership and reflection
  • Maintaining a growth mindset, consistently using improvement cycles to investigate, iterate, and reflect on challenges and possible solutions
  • Participate in student intake and transition conferences
  • Plan, adapt and modify instruction based on students emotional, behavioral, academic and social needs
  • Initiate behavioral interventions, health services, and counseling services on campus and referring students and families to community agencies as appropriate
  • Maintain an orderly and safe classroom environment
  • Collaborate with school and district personnel to ensure student success is maximized
  • Collaborate to ensure the right resources, goals, objectives are identified for each student
  • Communicate with administration about classroom concerns
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians about student progress
  • Partner with school counseling services and mental health providers in order to positively affect student success
  • Participate in staff development activities, workshops, and conferences to expand professional knowledge and skills
  • Reflecting on and develop culturally responsive practices that foster strong, positive learning partnerships with SCSD students
  • Collaboratively plan and participate in school wide events

  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


  • New York State Teaching Certificate


  • Per the Unit 1 contractual agreement

  • Position Type: Full-time
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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