Thursday, April 2, 2015


M.S. 839 is seeking founding teachers!

M.S. 839, a new middle school located at 713 Caton Avenue (corner of E. 7th Street) on the Kensington-Windsor Terrace border, is recruiting a full staff of founding teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Do you know someone who’d be a great fit? If so, please encourage them to submit an application.
Exceptional candidates will:
Love working with middle schoolers. 
Dedicate themselves to advising a small group of students, with a focus on building growth mindsets, infusing social-emotional learning, implementing restorative practices, and connecting families to their child’s learning.
Insist on building diverse and inclusive classrooms where all students can learn from one another and thrive. 
Collaborate with colleagues to build authentic interdisciplinary units of study that culminate in exceptional student work products.
Commit to creating a student centered environment - where all students are seen, heard, and valued.
Have passions outside the classroom and be eager to share their interests with children, families and colleagues.
And most importantly 
 - an exceptional candidate will approach the challenges a new school will inevitably face with a positive outlook focused on finding solutions and solving problems!
Application instructions are contained within the individual job postings located here: 
Best Regards, 
Michael Perlberg, New School Project Director - M.S. 839