6th Grade Co-Teacher (English/ELA, History, Advisory)

The Lang School - New York, NY


The Lang School is a progressive, private school for highly gifted learners with diagnosed with learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, or high functioning autism (formerly Asperger's) – in other words, "twice exceptional" or "2e" learners. Each of our classes grades 1 through 12 is capped at 12 students.

We are looking for an intellectually engaged, growth mindset-oriented, middle school teacher to partner with the same in teaching ELA and History to a homeroom class of 12 6th grade students. Deep background knowledge in history and literature, as well as research-based techniques in the teaching of writing, will be called on daily with this passionate and precocious group of learners who tend to be reluctant writers.

Lang faculty enjoy exceptional onsite coaching; ample daily planning periods; collaboration with master's- and doctoral-level therapeutic staff in supporting student needs; ongoing school-funded professional development; and a strong sense of community. The right candidate will attend Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) workshop in Portland, ME, July 10 through 12, as well as training this summer in Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) – both at the school's expense. School begins for faculty on August 27th; hours for teachers are 8a.m. until 4p.m., with a staff meeting until 5p.m. on Wednesdays.


  • Two full-time years of lead teaching experience
  • U.S. teacher certification
  • Completion (or nearly so) of graduate degree in Education/Special Education
  • Undergraduate degree in English or History preferred
  • Experience teaching special populations (e.g., special/gifted education)
  • Competence and interest in lesson/unit planning and writing curriculum (scope & sequence, universal questions, etc.), with ongoing support provided by Staff Developers and Director for Education
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS)
  • Experience in identifying and integrating multi-sensory strategies to meet student needs
  • Commitment to differentiation via Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices
  • Proficiency with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Chromebooks, Google Suite)
  • Excellent, proven communication skills – written and spoken
  • A three- to five-year commitment to the position is expected


Submit the below items via email (no calls), citing "math teacher" in the subject line:

  • cover letter specific to our program and population (see www.thelangschool.org);
  • resume listing degrees, GPAs, certifications, teaching positions, and all other experience working with children (i.e., summer camp, volunteer work, etc).

Salary is based on the NYC DoE UFT February 2019 schedule; employer-paid health insurance and generous paid leave are provided, as is access to 401k and TransitChek programs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


  • classroom-based teaching: 2 years (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Teaching Certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Others