Teaching Assistant or Academic Support (Legacy Campus)

Instructional Positions (2016-2017) Newark, New Jersey


Description

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is seeking an Elementary School Teaching Assistant for its Legacy Campus (formerly Newark Legacy Charter School).

About Us

With the recent merger of Great Oaks Charter School and Newark Legacy Charter School, we have become Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, a high performing PK4 - 12th grade charter school.

About Great Oaks Charter School - Newark

Great Oaks Charter School - Newark opened its doors in 2011, initially providing 133 6th and 7th grade students with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, supported by two hours of small group tutorial, daily. Great Oaks has added a grade each year. Prior to the merger it served over 460 students across two campuses – a middle school campus in the downtown Teachers Village complex, serving 6th – 8th grades and a high school campus in the downtown Lincoln Park area, most recently serving 9th – 11th grades. The first 12th grade class will graduate in June of 2017. Great Oaks has seen dramatic academic growth, with its students placing top in the state in average Math SGP (student growth percentile).

About Newark Legacy Charter School

Founded as a BES (Building Excellent Schools) charter school, Newark Legacy Charter School started as an independent charter school focused on literacy and parent and community involvement. Newark Legacy opened its doors in 2010 with Kindergarten and 1st grade. In 2014, it was chosen as one of only three charter launch schools across the city, serving a large number of Newark students in the former Madison Elementary School building. Prior to the merger, Newark Legacy served over 640 students in Pre-K through 6th grade in this historic building in the South Ward of Newark.

Job Description 

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark is seeking an Elementary School Teaching Assistant for the 2016-17 school year. To learn more about working at Great Oaks Legacy, please read below and click here to see our school video.

The mission of the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is to prepare its students to succeed in college. We do this by instilling in students the respect, integrity, self-discipline, and excellence necessary to be successful in college and to pursue a career of their choice. We strongly believe that all students can succeed in an atmosphere of high expectations and caring relationships where they receive considerable individual attention. What sets GO schools apart from other college preparatory charters is a high-dosage tutoring model. The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is a selective cadre of recent college graduates who deliver at least two hours of individualized instruction to every student every day.

Great Oaks Legacy was founded with the explicit mission to change the dismal odds that a low-income minority student in Newark currently has of ever obtaining a college degree. Our mission is to prepare students to succeed in college.

Great Oaks Legacy is a No Excuses school with high standards, a rigorous college-prep curriculum, small cohorts of students, individualized tutoring and personal support and care for each student.

Teaching Assistants (TAs) support classroom teachers at Great Oaks Legacy Charter School and are responsible for preparing each of our students for college success through rigorous instruction and maintaining consistently high expectations for conduct. TAs are models of the hard work, desire for learning, and self-control that we expect our students to learn and display.

 Qualifications

  • Relentless work ethic.
  • Belief that all students have what it takes to be successful.
  • Associate's degree from a competitive college or university or paraprofessional certification.
  • Demonstrated mastery of content knowledge. 
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities.
  • Experience developing curriculum or potential to lead curricular development strongly preferred.