Math Learning Specialist, 2021-22

  • Explore Schools
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Full Time Education

Job Description

Math Learning Specialist, 21-22
Brooklyn, New York
In-Person Work Required


Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. We strive to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school and beyond. As an organization, we acknowledge the detrimental impact of racism and systems of oppression. We envision a pathway to equity that features excellent curriculum and instruction in response to the opportunity gap—providing our scholars with access and opportunities to succeed. We commit to reflect individually on the roles we play within systems of oppression, and we channel our individual talents and cultural sensitivity to help our scholars and local community thrive. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.



We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.



You are a special educator with experience teaching at-risk students in grades K-8. You are ready to provide targeted and individualized instruction to students. You prioritize student engagement, critical thinking, and relationship building in the classroom. . You have demonstrated that you are a reflective practitioner and prioritize the needs of your students first and are committed to doing the work to educate the whole child. 

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Experience providing targeted and individualized instruction to students with special needs
  • Exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results
  • Exceptional communication skills: you shine in front of the classroom and through written and verbal communication
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized 
  • 5-8 Math classroom teaching experience required, 2 years preferred
  • New York State Teaching Certification, strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred


Nearly 20% of our students receive special education services. As an Learning Specialist, you will work with our students with disabilities by providing data driven support through differentiated and specialized instruction. You will be expected to manage the following daily:

  • Provide targeted math small group instruction to students throughout the day
  • Provide direct service to students to help them achieve their IEP goals
  • Work collaboratively with grade level teams across content areas
  • Assist teachers with differentiation in the classroom
  • Collaborate as part of the student intervention referral team
  • Support with assessment of students as a proctor and monitor of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Facilitate testing accommodations
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture 


Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment


Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For this specific role, in-person work is required/preferred. Our schools are currently operating with a hybrid model of both remote and in-person instruction.   We'll be able to share more specifics around work expectations if you are to move forward in the interview process

Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree