|Founding 5th Grade Specials Teacher (Coding/Robotics, Visual Arts)|
|Start Date: July 2017
The Opportunity to Build the School of the Future
For 18 years Achievement First has built and operated great schools that prepare students for success in college and life. We now face a unique moment in time to imagine the schools of the future. With the north star of the Common Core and the availability of new technologies, as well as deeper insights into the science of learning and habits of success, we are redesigning school from the ground up. In 2015, Achievement First opened two new innovative schools that we are calling Greenfield schools. Our Greenfield schools will deliver four outcomes:
The Greenfield school will set an exceptionally high bar for academics, habits of success and enrichment. Supporting students in achieving excellence is an Awesomely Powerful Community, where students feel a deep sense of belonging that will make them feel supported, challenged and responsible for the success of others. Staff and families will feel personally invested in the success of the school and will see the critical role they play in students’ achievement. Students will feel ownership over their own learning and agency over their lives, building intrinsic motivation. Students will have individualized learning paths tailored to meet their needs, making learning more efficient and students more motivated.
Our Greenfield school embodies our best thinking about the school of future. We’re looking for entrepreneurial teachers, leaders and team members who want to help us deliver accelerated outcomes for students and build a school that looks like no other. Our work culminated in the opening of two Greenfield schools in the fall of 2015 (one elementary school starting with K-1 and one middle school starting with grade 5) in New Haven, CT.
Working at Achievement First Greenfield:
Achievement First Greenfield is an ideal workplace for an individual with deep passion for education. This is a unique opportunity to build a world-class enrichment program and help our students develop a lifelong love and appreciation for the enrichment. Ideal candidates will also exemplify the values we want to instill in our students:
In order to feel successful at Achievement First Greenfield candidates should embrace the following mindsets:
Responsibilities of This Role Include but Are Not Limited to:
Educational Background and Work Experience
Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.
Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: http://achievementfirst.org/about-us/diversity/
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