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Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Elementary Teacher - Grades K-4 in Buffalo, New York

Elementary Teacher - Grades K-4

Reach Academy

115 Ash Street

Buffalo , NY 14204

Certified - Teaching - Elementary Teacher {ELEM}

Job Number 3300039022

Start Date

Open Date 05/21/2023

Closing Date 06/20/2023

There is a second and third grade position opening

* As a charter school we can hire and are looking for teachers that may be undertified or working toward their certification to join our team *

At REACH Academy Charter School we offer some great benefits and perks!

Our School days runs for 6:50AM - 2:30PM (one day a week until 4:30 for grade level planning time)

Our class sizes are 20:1 ratio or less

We have a very competitive salary scale that pays higher than most local districts. Our starting salary for a 1st year teacher with no prior experience is $45,000 and it goes up from there aligned with years of prior experience.

REACH pays 80% of health, dental and vision coverage. The Employee pays 20%

REACH offers and pays 100% of Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Coverage

REACH participates in the NYS Teachers Retirement System

REACH offer Paid Family Leave Benefits

REACH pays for all student and teacher supplies throughout the school year

REACH offers 403B Plans

Elementary Education Teacher Job Description

The Elementary School Teacher's job is to educate students utilizing childhood development concepts, theories, and practices. They are responsible for ensuring that all students in their classes are achieving at high levels both academically and socially and are prepared for high levels of achievement in life.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executes the mission of REACH Academy Charter School including high academic achievement, the application of critical thinking skills and ethical standards to learning, and living and problem solving through individual teaching and learning practices

  • Believes that every child can and will achieve high academic standards and provides consistent support to students no matter how challenging the individual situation may be,

  • Consistently reflects on self and instructional practices to achieve academic goals,

  • Stay current with state and local standards

  • Prepare students for standardized tests, working within the parameters of state and local requirements, and provide diagnostic feedback

  • Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials,

  • Manages the classroom in a positive manner and keeps students engaged and on task,

  • Attends, participates, and engages in team meetings,

  • Communicates and collaborates with peers, sharing student work, methodologies, and strategies as well as coordinating lesson topics with other teachers in order to create a coherent curricular design to achieve the overall purposes of the REACH Academy Charter School program,

  • Communicates regularly with parents about both positive and negative interactions with students,

  • Prepares, administers, and reviews all required student assessments.

  • Analyzes data and develop individual scholar intervention plans

  • Meets regular and predictable attendance requirements,

  • Participates in professional development and personal growth opportunities, Incorporate new models of the inclusive classroom

  • Educate an ever-growing, culturally diverse student population

  • Other duties, as assigned by the Head of School.


  • It is preferable but not required that all teachers hold a NYS professional teaching certificate or be eligible for reciprocity to include (1) Minimum Bachelor's degree in subject area to be taught, Master's Degree preferred; (2) Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom and commitment to accountability preferred ; (3) Belief in and alignment with REACH Academy Charter School core beliefs and educational philosophy; (4) Valid New York State Certification, except in cases where the Head of School shall make an exception under the terms of this Policy, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Please make sure to complete an application by clickinghere (https://wnyric.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=00005387) for this job posting.

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Itinerant Location 115 Ash Street, Buffalo NY 14204

Salary Competitive Y

Position Status Full time

Required Certification Type Childhood Education Grades 1-6 {3014}

Contact Person's Name Amie Caster

Contact Person's Title Director of Operations

Contact Person's Phone 716-248-1485

Contact Person's Email acaster@reachacademycharter.org