PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 207: Teacher - DREAM Teacher (Specialized High School Institute and DREAM Intensive)

  • Posted Date: Nov 8, 2019 Deadline: Jun 30, 2020

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Determination, Resiliency, Enthusiasm, Ambition and Motivation

The Specialized High School Institute and DREAM Intensive

DREAM Teacher: Teachers to teach Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) preparation in math and ELA to eighth graders.

(Teachers who have retention rights will retain retention rights.)


Various locations citywide (see table below)

DREAM SITE #: Districts Served

1: D1, 2

2: D3, 6

3: D4,5

4: D7,12

5: D8

6: D10

7: D11

8: D19,23

9: D10

10: D20

11: D21

12: D22

13: D14,16,32

14: D24,30

15: D25,28

16: D26,29

17: D27

18: D31

19: D9

20: D17,18

21: D16, 32


Appointed NYC Department of Education certified teachers of middle or high school teachers of English, mathematics, science, social studies or special education with a NYS certificate in the subject area for grades 7 - 12. Teachers presently working in middle and high school level are preferred.


  • Teachers not covered by Advance in the last two school years, require satisfactory ratings from September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018
  • Teachers covered by Advance in 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 require a rating of Highly Effective, Effective or Developing
  • Teachers with a combination of Advance and Non-Advance during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years must have received satisfactory or Highly Effective, Effective or Developing ratings
  • Teachers covered by Advance, no substantiated allegations of misconduct stemming from an OSI or SCI investigation or any misconduct that has led to the filing of disciplinary charges within the past three years
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge all students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic standards and experience with modifying curriculum in order to meet the needs of your students
  • Demonstrated dedication to equity, making sure that all students receive the support they need to achieve a common standard
  • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the complex emotional, social and academic needs of middle school students
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Knowledge of test-taking skills and strategies with previous satisfactory experience preparing students for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), PSAT, SATs and/or other advanced level tests, preferred
  • Previous satisfactory experience teaching advanced level classes on the middle school, junior high school or high school level preferred as well as a documented record of excellent attendance and punctuality


  • Implement a test preparation curriculum that combines SHSAT-specific test taking strategies with rigorous content
  • Analyze student work and SHSAT practice results to plan engaging, differentiated lessons that lead to student academic growth
  • Participate in program-wide curriculum design and preparation, as required
  • Confer with Site Supervisors and others in matters pertaining to instruction, students and family support
  • Prepare progress reports for each student and maintain accurate student records, including attendance
  • Participate in regularly scheduled DREAM site and student conferencing meetings
  • Attend pre-program orientation and training meetings, as scheduled
  • Supervision of student arrival, snack and lunch periods and dismissal from program


Professional Learning: Saturday, January 11th, 8:30am-1:00pm

Instructional Days: 13-14 Saturdays beginning February 1 and ending June 6 or 13

Mandated Instructional Hours: 8:30am – 1:00pm



Per Session rates as per the relevant union/organization of the advertised title (UFT, CSA, DC-37 - Collective Bargaining Agreement). Contingent Upon Funding Availability.


Submit a Per Session OP-75 application, cover letter (please indicate no more than three preferred location(s) in the cover letter) and resume, letter of to with subject line “DREAM – Teacher Position”


If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail

Signature for Peter Ianniello

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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