Posted on August 9, 2019
For continued support of the Director of 5-12 Science, a senior instructional leadership position within their Content Development team. The Director of Science created the first shared curricula and shared assessments for all middle and high school science classrooms across the Uncommon Schools network. The Director will lead substantial revisions to the Pre-AP (“Advanced Placement”) and AP Chemistry curricula and assessments and incremental revisions to all other science curricula for grades 5-12, as well as design and deliver professional development to science teachers, ensuring that all students better learn the science skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century. This initiative will help to improve student achievement and contribute to teacher retention during a period of rapid growth. Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. In the 2018-19 school year, they operated 53 schools serving more than 19,000 students in Newark and New York City, as well as several other needy cities.