Founding Teacher

Brooklyn RISE Charter School
Brooklyn, NY
Lead Teacher
$65,000 - $85,000/year
General Education
Kindergarten - 4th

Brooklyn RISE, a growing K-5 charter school in Downtown Brooklyn, invites passionate and committed educators to apply to the position of Classroom Teacher K-5. Brooklyn RISE is founded on the belief that all students, regardless of race, disability, home language, SES status, or zip code can learn and achieve at high levels in a highly supportive and academically rigorous environment.

Brooklyn RISE is a small school serving 300 K-5 students. We are expanding our team of passionate, adaptive, and detail-oriented educators united behind our mission – building the knowledge, skills, and mindsets for academic success, ensuring all of our students are on the path to college.

Job Summary

The Classroom Teacher K-5 position is a full-time teaching position for kindergarten, first, third, fourth, or fifth grade. All Brooklyn RISE teachers are responsible for intellectual preparation for each lesson, building strong and positive relationships with students and families, using data to tailor their instruction, and actively engaging in collaboration with their colleagues.

Essential Functions

  • Execute daily lesson plans for all assigned blocks (mix of lead teaching and supporting)
  • Implement all Brooklyn RISE routines and procedures with fidelity
  • Submit weekly lesson annotations in a timely manner for feedback
  • Actively participate in all professional development sessions and weekly coaching sessions
  • Incorporate feedback from coaches in a timely manner
  • Communicate weekly with families and other key stakeholders
  • Provide students with frequent and accurate behavioral and academic feedback
  • Identify students who are academically at risk and initiate effective intervention strategies
  • Consistently analyze student data and engage in self-reflection on practices
  • Complete all duties, posts and tasks as assigned


  • Commitment to uphold and execute upon the mission of Brooklyn RISE.
  • Unwavering, high expectations for all students, with a belief that all children deserve access to a college education
  • Clear and effective communication skills for diverse audiences including students, staff, families, and the local community.
  • Solutions-focused style that encourages teamwork and collaboration to support the development students.
  • Willingness to foster creativity and innovation with enthusiasm for work, and ability to motivate and unite others in the work.
  • Persistence in the face of obstacles, productive problem-solving to counter setbacks, initiative to seize opportunities to make change and solicit feedback.
  • Belief in student empowerment and willingness to allow students to play an active role in supporting the school’s vision and climate.
  • Commitment to results-driven approach, with strong ability to analyze data and use it to inform decision-making.
  • Ability to reflect on how to improve, self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses, willingness to take responsibility for actions and mistakes.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum two years of teaching preferred.
  • New York State teacher license/certification preferred.
  • Dual certification in Special Education or TESOL preferred
  • Successful classroom manager who has used structure, incentives, and high expectations to drive student success.
  • Experienced classroom teacher with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages.
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with special needs and low skill level in an inclusive classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with parents and community members.