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Brooklyn Free School Early Childhood Teacher

Brooklyn Free School is now accepting applications from interested teachers for the 2014-2015 school year. Our early childhood program is growing. We seek a teacher who is a self-starter, energetic, creative and highly motivated, who can establish positive relationships with parents and colleagues.  Applicants must have early childhood/elementary teaching experience, Early childhood certification, and an interest in actively and joyfully engaging with young learners in multiple ways. The school is located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.  Teachers receive an annual salary of approximately $42,000 and employee health insurance. Teachers will report to work on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Teachers are expected to work full time, including 5-10 evenings for occasional meetings and events.  Teachers receive time off for all school holidays and breaks and during the summer months.

Brooklyn Free School engages students and staff in democratic decision-making and problem solving. We honor student choice and facilitate student centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching, collaborative course work and self-directed student initiatives. We support social and emotional development through conflict mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility.  For more information visit our website: www.brooklynfreeschool.org

We seek a staff that reflects the diversity of our community.  Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, current resume, three references, including one from an educational supervisor, and any additional information you think we should consider in evaluating you as a candidate. Strong applications will succinctly address the following questions:

  • What makes you a strong candidate for the position?
  • What assets/skills/knowledge would you bring to this position?
  • What challenges do you anticipate and how do expect to address these challenges?

All materials and inquiries need to be submitted electronically as an attachment or in the body of an email to: hiring@brooklynfreeschool.org

The deadline to receive full consideration is Friday April 4th, 2014.

All candidates will be informed if they were selected for a first-round interview on a rolling basis through April 11th, with an anticipated hiring decision made by May 16th.

Brooklyn Free School is an equal opportunity employer.