All Middle School Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of our students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to becoming best-in-class educators, who are continuously improving instructional practices through collaboration and targeted development within their school community. We are currently seeking both experienced and apprentice teachers for all grades and all subjects for the 21-22 school year in the following content areas:
- History/Social Studies
- English Language Arts
- Implement curricula and activities to meet our high academic standards
- Analyze assessments that measure progress towards these standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices
- Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs
- Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
- Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in our annual, three-week staff orientation training in August and instructional training throughout the school year
- Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year
Strong applicants for all teaching roles (new and experienced) will possess the following:
- Relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school
- Unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness
- Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is a must
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for relevant academic subjects
- Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and a strong sense of personal responsibility
- Ability and desire to implement feedback from school leaders and colleagues to become a more effective educator in service to our students.
- A background in education is not required for new teachers, but strong candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students and prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred.
Additional qualifications for experienced teachers:
- Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
- Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
- Valid State Certification and Master’s degree are helpful but not required.
- Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university before employment begins
- Candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher by the time employment begins