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Position Information

Title  Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Description  Responsibilities:

• To provide skilled instruction in English/Language Arts aligned to the Common Core State Standards and other instructional
expectations established by the school
• To provide instruction in foundational reading skills if and when needed, as well as the analysis and response to
• To implement informal, formal, and standardized assessments to students periodically over the course of the school year
• To utilize data to inform and drive daily and long-term instruction
• To teach a small-group intervention period based on students’ performance on internal benchmark testing
• To collaborate effectively with other teachers on the middle school team to support the learning and behavioral progress
of all students
• To implement the mission and education program of the Central Jersey Arts Charter School in a safe, peaceful, stimulating,
and aesthetically pleasing classroom environment
• To design and execute engaging lesson plans and instructional materials with the intent of meeting whole-class, small-
group, and individual student academic needs, in accordance with the broader curricular design and objectives of the school
• To create and maintain an effective, print-rich environment for learning and community-building within the classroom
• To engage in reflective practice by seeking out school leader and peer classroom visits and lesson feedback
• To design, revise, and implement, in conjunction with other staff and community members, the school’s arts-integrated
• To develop and maintain each student’s portfolio of student work, long- and short-term learning goals, and overall
progress goals
• To establish and maintain positive, open relationships with parents and families, and to communicate regularly with
parents about the progress of learners
• To share information about student progress with other stakeholders, including school leaders and counselors
• To actively participate in school teams and meetings, with the goal of developing professional knowledge and
collaboratively problem-solving with colleagues; all teachers are asked to participate in at least one committee
• To select and requisition books, instructional aids, and instructional supplies, and maintain required inventory records.
• To comply with district policies and administrative rules and directives, including but not limited to submission of
instructional materials and curricular tasks, lunch/hallway/recess duty, attending parent meetings, administration of state,
district, or internal assessments, etc.
• To undertake regular professional development in integrated arts
• To attend and participate in school events (a minimum of 15 hours)
• To participate in at least one school committee
• To perform other duties generally consistent with the above as requested

Required Skills

• Must have experience in theater, either acting, directing, or other aspects of production
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Demonstrated success in classroom teaching
• Outstanding ability to relate to urban children and their families
• Ability to effectively manage multi-aged groups of students in a classroom and performance setting
• Unflagging attention to detail and an uncompromising work ethic
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff to accomplish goals
• Proficiency with Spanish a plus
Required Experience and Certification
• Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
• Theater Major preferred
• Theater teaching certification in New Jersey or alternate route candidacy

This position will be compensated commensurate with experience.

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Hiring Organization

Name  Central Jersey Arts Charter School
Description  Central Jersey Arts Charter School is a public charter school located in Plainfield, New Jersey. The school features an arts-
infused curriculum and small class sizes – no class is above 15 students. Classroom teachers at CJACS enjoy collaborating with one
another to support students’ growth. Teachers are responsible for curriculum development and implementation, the maintenance of a
safe, warm, and orderly classroom and school, and the cultivation of strong character and academic skills in the children.
Industry  Academic
Web site 

Hiring Contact Information

Name  Bridget DiFalco
Title  HR Mgr
1225 South Ave
Plainfield NJ 07062
Alumni?  No

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