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Elementary Classroom Teachers


Job Description

High-performing urban K-8 charter school in Buffalo, NY seeks elementary classroom teachers.


  • Plan and implement instructional units that are aligned to the New York State Common Core Standards and the curriculum of the Elmwood Village Charter Schools
  • Use data from all assessment sources to monitor student progress toward meeting academic targets
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Organize flexible, goal-oriented groups that are based on students’ instructional needs
  • Coordinate with other teachers to meet program requirements of the Elmwood Village Charter Schools, including participation in grade level planning meetings
  • Provide an inviting, exciting, stimulating, and innovative learning environment
  • Coordinate the classroom instructional team, which can include a teaching assistant, an AIS teacher, and ESL teacher, and/or a special education teacher
  • Ensure that lessons are rigorous and allow for students to elaborate, analyze, make cross-curricular connections, apply what they have learned, and develop creativity and problem-solving strategies
  • Maintain open communication with parents and encourage parent participation
  • Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning by following the Responsive Classroom and Cooperative Discipline models
  • Enable students to develop social responsibility by faithfully following the Responsive Classroom and Cooperative Discipline models
  • Promote connection to the wider community through field trips, guest presenters, and service projects
  • Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourages student responsibility and creates community


  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree and prior teaching experience, are preferred.
  • Valid New York State Teaching Certificate
  • Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently, and on a team.

EVCS is focused on social and emotional learning and high academic standards.

Job Type: Full-time


Substitute Teachers

The Elmwood Village Charter School is looking for qualified substitute teachers. These positions will be on an as-needed basis, but will be called frequently. Substitute teachers are paid $100 per day and $50 for half-day assignments.


  • Maintaining a safe and welcoming classroom environment
  • Leading and facilitating activities for children
  • Modeling positive and appropriate classroom behavior
  • Maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment
  • Supporting and assisting fellow staff and management
  • Maintaining a high level of energy throughout the work day

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Satisfactorily pass a criminal background check
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching certification (or working towards certification) is preferred
  • Teaching experience is preferred
  • Substantial experience working with children is a MUST
  • Reliable, punctual and available on short notice
  • Love of education and children grades Pre-K through 8th grade
  • Great communication and organizational skills
  • MUST provide two professional references (at least one from someone in a supervisory role)

Apply Below

If you’re interested in applying to join the staff of EVCS, please fill out and submit the form below. You can also mail your résumé and a cover letter to the EVCS Days Park office (contact info here). Be sure to include the position you are applying for in the cover letter.

Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to the attention of Human Resources, via email.

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