Lyons Community School continues to look for staff for the coming school year. We are looking for a special education teacher and a science teacher. In addition, we are possibly hiring a Youth Advocate (Restorative Justice coordinator).
Located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Lyons is a small, progressive, unscreened New York City public secondary school with a liberal arts focus, and are members of the NYS Performance Standards Consortium. All students do Roundtable presentations in all their core subjects twice a year, and high school students complete graduation level Performance Based Assessment Task (PBAT) requirements rather than most Regents. Our academic program includes inquiry-based projects, field studies classes where students travel to different sites across the city, and skills instruction to meet the needs of students.
We are a Restorative Justice school, focusing on repairing harm, rather than punishing offenders. We know that the majority of our work to diminish harm involves daily community and relationship building and clear, supportive systems and expectations. Teachers are advisors, supporting students’ social-emotional and academic journeys. The vast majority of our students enter Lyons below their grade level in reading and/or mathematics. We seek staff members who are specifically interested in working with our young people and who are committed to always looking for ways to support our students to learn, grow and become their best selves.
Teacher and administrative applicants must be NYS certified.
If you are interested in being part of a community where:
we strive to teach in an inquiry based manner with teacher created curricula, while giving our students support and structures for this journey,
staff is reflective, internally motivated, working to continually improve their practice, with a particular focus on our own implicit biases,
everyone is known, has a voice, is seen first for their strengths, but loved for their vulnerabilities
we work to be anti-racist, pro-humanity and humanness, individuals working as a community through collaboration, mutual support and commitment to a vision,
you will be part of a remarkably vibrant community that strives for a world as we want it to be, while being grounded in the world we live in,
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a statement of purpose, send it along as well.
For more information about our community, please check us out at www.lyonscommunityschool.org, facebook.com/lyonscommunityschoolstaffcreated and Instagram @lyons_community_school