Prospective Educators


We are have anticipated openings for Social Studies and Special Education for 2018-2019.  Postings are below:

Subject: Anticipated Opening at Vanguard HS
*Anticipated vacancy, subject to budget availability

1 Science Teacher (Chemistry, Earth Science and/or Physics)

You may make us aware of your interest in this position by emailing your resume and cover letter to webmaster@vhsnyc.org.

Our Mission

Vanguard High School is a community of learners committed to becoming literate, articulate, analytical, reflective and empathetic citizens.

Respect for self and others is the motivating force toward developing socially productive, useful and responsible members of society.

Our School

Vanguard is a small high school in New York City. Our commitment to the Coalition of Essential Schools’ Twelve Principles www.essentialschools.org and the New York State Performance Based Standards Consortium www.performanceassessment.org drives our educational philosophy. This enables us to create a school that has high expectations, shared accountability, is student-centered, and uses performance-based instruction and assessment to measure what our students learn.

Vanguard students fulfill graduation requirements by demonstrating their knowledge through the completion of five Academic Portfolios and presentations to graduation committees, as well as achieving success on the requisite Regents Exams. In addition, graduates must complete four years of full academic and elective courses of student work.

About Vanguard High School

We are a supportive and collaborative community committed to our students’ achievement during and after high school.  Vanguard High School is one of a select number of schools in New York State to be granted a waiver from state testing.  Research indicates that schools citywide have had trouble meeting the needs of their urban students and Vanguard High School has been given the freedom to develop and independently evaluate unique curriculum.  

The population of Vanguard High School is primarily African-American, African-Caribbean and Latino, with an emerging Asian population. The demographic also consists of students who come from low-income, working and middle class communities.  To ensure that our staff is diverse to support the mentoring needs of our student body, hiring prospective teachers who reflect the Vanguard student population’s diversity is of high priority.

Please visit our website www.vanguardnyc.net to familiarize yourself with the Vanguard community. You will find specific information about our education philosophy and Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles.

Expectations of Vanguard Staff Members:

  • Actively collaborate with team to plan and implement curriculum decisions; otherwise collaborating with staff.
  • Implement written, oral, and visual Performance Based Assessments and project-based curriculum.
  • Serve as an Advisor, foster positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Regularly communicate with parents and students around issues concerning students’ academic development and emotional well-being.
  • Coordinate extracurricular clubs, after-school study groups, and other professional and administrative responsibilities; including participating in weekly after-school meetings, school retreats and tutoring.
  • Implement active learning techniques and support all students, including special education and English language learners, in heterogeneous classrooms.
  • Content and pedagogical knowledge of subject area.
  • Possess effective communication skills including ability to express ideas, share information and to reflect on teaching practices.
  • Attend and facilitate professional development opportunities both in-house and within the larger educational community.
  • Implement lessons with a block schedule format.
  • Familiarity and/or experience in implementing standards-based grading.

Expectations of Science Teacher:

Desired candidates should have experience with and/or willingness regarding the following areas:

  • Plan and design curriculum for a wide variety of learners with varying abilities, learning preferences, and backgrounds.
  • Apply the principles of universal design for learning to curricula and instruction in that it  reduces barriers to learning and supports the diverse needs of a broad range of learners.
  • Use of NGSS standards and practices in a “teacher as coach” model with a heterogeneous group of students.
  • Ongoing use of multiple assessment tools to drive instruction and monitor student progress.
  • Teaching for understanding and depth using constructivist learning, rather than “coverage” of topics.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating exhibitions and projects using rubrics.
  • Participation in professional development, such as peer observation, curriculum development workshops, math conferences, etc.
  • Experience with curriculum development in the sciences (emphasis on Chemistry curriculum).

 

 

Subject: Social Studies Opening at Vanguard HS 2018-2019.

Vanguard High School is currently seeking an English/Social Studies (Humanities) Teacher.  You may officially apply through the Open Market and by emailing your resume and cover letter to webmaster@vhsnyc.org.

About Vanguard HS
We are a supportive and collaborative community committed to our students’ achievement during and after high school. Research indicates that schools citywide have had trouble meeting the needs of their urban students.  The population of Vanguard High School is primarily African-American, African Caribbean and Latino, with an emerging Asian population. The demographic also consists of students who come from low-income, working and middle class communities.  To ensure that our staff is diverse to support the mentoring needs of our student body, hiring prospective teachers who reflect the Vanguard student population’s diversity is of high priority.

Please visit our website www.vanguardnyc.net to familiarize yourself with the Vanguard community. You will find specific information about our education philosophy and Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles.

Expectations of Social Studies Teachers:
Desired candidates should have experience with and/or willingness regarding
the following areas:
• Experience implementing a workshop model with a heterogeneous group of students.
• Ongoing use of formative assessment to drive instruction and monitor student reading and writing progress.
• Teaching for understanding and depth using constructivist learning, rather than “coverage” of topics.
• Designing, implementing, and evaluating exhibitions and projects using rubrics.
• Participation in professional development, such as peer observation, teacher portfolios, literacy development workshops, etc.
• Creation of interdisciplinary connections with other content areas, particularly literature.

Expectations of Vanguard Staff Members:

  • Actively collaborate with team to plan and implement curriculum decisions; otherwise collaborating with staff.
    • Implement written, oral, and visual Performance Based Assessments and project-based curriculum.
    • Serve as an Advisor, foster positive and supportive relationships with students.
    • Regularly communicate with parents and students around issues concerning students’ academic development and emotional well-being.
    • Coordinate extracurricular clubs, after-school study groups, and other professional and administrative responsibilities; including participating in weekly after-school meetings, school retreats and tutoring.
    • Implement active learning techniques and support all students, including special education and English language learners, in heterogeneous classrooms.
    • Content and pedagogical knowledge of subject area.
    • Possess effective communication skills including ability to express ideas, share information and to reflect on teaching practices.
    • Attend and facilitate professional development opportunities both in-house and within the larger educational community.
    • Implement lessons with a block schedule format.

*Preferences will be given to Social Studies candidates that have experience with NYC Performance Based Consortium practice, including portfolio assessments and PBATS, as well as background in Coalition of Essential Schools practice

 

Vanguard High School is currently seeking: TWO Special Education Teachers

You may make us aware of your interest in this position by emailing your resume and cover letter to webmaster@vhsnyc.org.

Our Mission
Vanguard High School is a community of learners committed to becoming literate, articulate, analytical, reflective and empathetic citizens. Respect for self and others is the motivating force toward developing socially productive, useful and responsible members of society.

Our School
Vanguard is a small high school in New York City. Our commitment to the New York State Performance Based Standards Consortium (www.performanceassessment.org) drives our educational philosophy. This enables us to create a school that has high expectations, shared accountability, is student-centered, and uses performance-based instruction and assessment to measure what our students learn.

Vanguard students fulfill graduation requirements by demonstrating their knowledge through the completion of five Academic Portfolios and presentations to graduation committees, as well as achieving success on the requisite Regents Exams. In addition, graduates must complete four years of full academic and elective courses of student work.

About Vanguard HS

We are a supportive and collaborative community committed to our students’ achievement during and after high school. Research indicates that schools citywide have had trouble meeting the needs of their urban students.  The population of Vanguard High School is primarily African-American, African-Caribbean and Latino, with an emerging Asian population. The demographic also consists of students who come from low-income, working and middle class communities.  To ensure that our staff is diverse to support the mentoring needs of our student body, hiring prospective teachers who reflect the Vanguard student population’s diversity is of high priority.

Please visit our website www.vanguardnyc.net to familiarize yourself with the Vanguard community. You will find specific information about our educational philosophy and Coalition of Essential Schools Common Principles.

Expectations of Special Education Teacher:

Desired candidates should have experience with and/or willingness regarding the following areas:

  • Effectively collaborating with colleagues in various disciplines to teach in ICT classrooms (most special education services at Vanguard take place in ICT classrooms).
  • Some major teaching responsibilities include: (1) differentiating and scaffolding existing curriculum, instruction and assessments; (2) brainstorming and helping to formulate new curriculum and lessons; (3) implementing curriculum in the classroom through various co-teaching models; (4) reflecting on lessons, their implementation, and student assessments in order to better adapt future lessons to student needs
  • Collaborating with other special education teachers during weekly meetings in the ISS (Instructional Support Services) Team to distribute special education tasks, problem solve current school issues, and determine any issues that need to be brought to the weekly Teacher Leadership Team (TLT) meeting.
  • Participating in and leading professional development for the whole staff, vertical (content area) department teams, and horizontal (grade) teams as needed.
  • Working with administrators and the programming team to ensure thoughtful placements of special education students within our classes and programs.
  • Regularly assess (formally and informally) students with IEPs, and keep written records of student progress to incorporate into IEPs and intervention plans
  • Managing an IEP caseload of 20-30 students, which entails leading Annual IEP meetings with the student and guardians as well as writing and revising IEPs in SESIS

Expectations of Vanguard Staff Members:

  • Be a positive and active member of multiple teams: ISS (special education) team, horizontal team, and vertical team
  • Actively collaborate with teams to plan and implement curriculum decisions; otherwise collaborating with staff.
  • Implement written, oral, and visual Performance Based Assessments and project-based curriculum.
  • Serve as an Advisor: Foster positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Regularly communicate with parents and students around issues concerning students’ academic development and emotional well-being.
  • Coordinate extracurricular clubs, after-school study groups, and other professional and administrative responsibilities; including participating in weekly after-school meetings, school retreats, and tutoring.
  • Implement active learning techniques and curriculum that supports all students in heterogeneous classrooms, including special education students and English language learners.
  • Content and pedagogical knowledge of multiple subject areas.
  • Possess effective communication skills including the ability to express ideas, share information and to reflect on teaching practices.
  • Attend and facilitate professional development opportunities both in-house and within the larger educational community.