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Gotham Hiring for Fall 2019: Special Ed (Leave Replacement)

Gotham Professional Arts Academy is interviewing.  Experience with project-based learning preferred.   

Please forward resumés to rob@gothamacademy.org.  

Visit us at www.gothamacademy.org for more information.

Gotham has been a beacon of progressive education for twelve years - initially serving the community of Bedford Stuyvesant, and now relocated to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.  The institution has offered its students incredible arts-rich academic experiences, fruitful partnerships with the city's museums, rigorous and culturally relevant coursework, and a safe place to learn that mistakes are an integral part of the developmental process.  

Looking forward, we aspire to maintain those traditions, and we also look to our communities (institutional, local, national and global) for new inspiration.  The Arts continue to be a platform for social commentary, a reflection of the world in which they exist, and a means of self-expression that might one day change the perspective of others.  We hope that our students recognize, honor and uphold those truths as practicing artists. 

We bring the challenges and interests of local businesses and organizations, and the sociopolitical issues that impact our communities, into the classroom.  We ask students to see themselves as change agents today, thoughtfully collaborating to address these novel problems and designing solutions to be shared with stakeholders.  It's time for community schools to return home.  It's time for communities to fuel, and be fueled by, the academic institutions within.   It's time for students to see themselves as integral parts of the curriculum, not just as consumers of it.  It's time for students to recognize that their voices have power, and their work can and will make a difference.  

To that end, we bring cutting edge practices into our classrooms.  We leverage our core values.   We strive to foster the development of enduring understandings and transferrable skills that will help our students, and our communities, thrive for years to come.   This year our science department is contributing to scholarly research concerning our Hudson and Bronx Rivers.  Additionally, they have travelled to Flint, Michigan to meet the water crisis head-on.  Our ELA/Theater departments are  participating in an international exchange with the University of Northampton that culminates in our students performing in the UK.  We have begun talks about school-building projects in S. Sudan next spring as part of the Social Studies departments expeditionary learning.  Join us as we interact with our continually broadening community.  Welcome to Gotham.

Robert B. Michelin

Principal - Gotham Professional Arts Academy

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