Jan 13, 2024

Elementary Associate Teacher (K-5)

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Who are we?

Springfield Prep Charter School is a high-performing K-8 public charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts that prepares all students for high school, college, and life. We are driven by the belief that all children deserve a world-class education and that they can and will achieve when provided with high expectations, a rigorous curriculum, and a joyful school culture.

What makes teaching at Springfield Prep different?
  • Co-teaching and collaboration are the norm, with a 2-teacher model in all K-5 classrooms
  • Weekly 1-on-1 coaching in your first year; bi-weekly coaching for all teachers
  • Weekly, professional development and team meeting time built into the schedule (students dismiss at 12:30 pm on Fridays to accommodate this)
  • Resources, support, and planning time to develop and refine curriculum and lesson plans
  • Incredible Operations, Student Support, and School Culture teams so you can focus on teaching
What will you do as an Associate Teacher at our school?
  • Develop as a teacher through on-the-ground experience with students of varying ages and abilities, with the end goal of leading a classroom or joining a Special Education or ESL team.
  • Teach daily, small group (1-10 students) academic support lessons to students who would benefit from targeted remediation or additional challenge.
  • Substitute teach when teachers are absent/have meetings to ensure that rigorous, consistent instruction is continued even when teachers are out
  • Exemplify your conviction that all students, regardless of their background, can achieve at the highest levels through your collaboration with classroom teachers to meet the needs of all students including those with learning differences.
  • Lead daily recess and lunch duties.
  • Develop strong relationships with students and families to contribute to positive classroom cultures with high expectations.
Who should apply?

Our community and student body are diverse, and we believe that we can best achieve our mission when our leadership, teachers, and staff reflect our students' identities. Therefore, we are committed to being a diverse organization at all levels. With this in mind, we encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

We do have a few requirements and preferred qualifications for our teachers:
  • You must have earned a Bachelor's degree by the start of the school year.
  • You can join us in early August 2024 and commit to our schedule: (7:25 am-3:50 pm).
  • Previous jobs, student teaching, internships, and/or volunteer experiences working with children and/or teaching certification are preferred but not required for this role.
Compensation and Benefits

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including generous paid family leave.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, Springfield Preparatory Charter School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal or state law.

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