What We Look for in a Teacher

We require the following from our teachers:

  • A passionate commitment to urban education.
  • Belief that every child can be successful, no matter what their background.
  • Belief that education and hard work are the keys to life success.
  • Belief in two messages, simultaneously, in balance, “We love you” and “We have the highest expectations of you — and you can and will meet them”.
  • Belief that the best learning happens through experiences that are both rich and structured.
  • Belief that problems are hurdles, not roadblocks, and that there is a solution if a student is willing to work harder, smarter and more creatively.
  • Belief that teachers must learn and influence social emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom.
  • Desire to continually reflect and grow as an educator through professional development, peer feedback, and observation.
  • Belief in a school community where students, families, teachers and school leaders demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect, and hope.
  • We expect you will have proven mastery of your subject, a proven ability to manage a classroom, and knowledge of the stages of child development.

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