School Year: 2022-2023
The Role of Teacher in Residence at Achievement First:
We strongly believe that you learn best by doing, receiving support and guidance, and trying again. As a Teacher-in-Residence at Achievement First, you have a unique opportunity to receive high quality training while gradually taking on more teaching responsibility. The residency, a partnership between Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay GSE) and Achievement First, is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. The residency is for those who want to be at the center of this work, engaging with hard-working students with unlimited potential, while taking graduate level courses specifically designed to sharpen pedagogical knowledge. The teaching residency will lead to a culminating understanding of what it means – and what it takes – to be an effective classroom teacher. Here, you will be the driver of high-quality instruction that enables our scholars to develop a lifelong love of learning. You will be your students’ champion who believes all students are capable of greatness and achievement far beyond what society has been conditioned to accept. You will be a demander of excellence for yourself, and your students, an educator who helps create a vibrant school community where students have the type of powerful school experience that fosters their best and most thoughtful work. Upon successful completion of your first year, you will be able to demonstrate pedagogical mastery and have a clear pathway into a lead teaching position.
At Achievement First, you will grow as a passionate and constant learner who thrives on feedback, enjoys regular one-on-one coaching and nurtures a voracious appetite for professional development. You will cultivate classroom cultures built on strong structures, communication and lasting relationships. Every day, you will contribute to the education of children who will go on to become first-generation college students and return to our communities as the next generation of game-changers.
As a Teacher in Residence at Achievement First, your typical week would include the following, and so much more:
Professional learning, development and growth:
Residents will earn:
Skills and Characteristics:
Educational Background and Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0. Degree must be conferred by your start date. If your GPA is between 2.75 and 3.0, you may submit additional recommendations to be considered.
Compensation & Benefits:
Achievement First is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for full-time, school-based new hires for the 2022-23 school year in all three of our regions (CT, NY, RI). Experienced Rhode Island educators in hard-to-fill seats may be eligible for an additional bonus of $2,500.
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/