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Elementary Teacher-in-Residence

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Achievement First

Achievement First

Elementary Teacher-in-Residence

Hartford, CT
+2 locations
New Haven, CT
Bridgeport, CT
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Start Date: July 1, 2019

    We know the first year of teaching can be incredibly challenging. That’s why we’ve created a program that pairs those new to the teaching field with a team of dedicated supports, coaches, and exemplary teachers from which to learn. The Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) program is a teaching opportunity designed specifically for those who want to start a career in education but have little to no teaching experience.

    The TIR program provides a one-year pathway to become a lead teacher at Achievement First. During the course of the residency, TIRs receive high quality professional development, work alongside our strongest teachers, and gain hands-on experience in the classroom through co-teaching and small group instruction. TIRs gain increased responsibilities in classroom instruction throughout the year so that they are prepared to become lead teachers by the end of the year.

    All uncertified Teachers-in-Residence are also required to be on the path to earning a state teaching certification, which is subsidized by our partnership with Relay Graduate School.

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  • Qualifications

    Skills and Characteristics

    • A commitment to Achievement First’s mission, deep love of content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will succeed.
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
    • High level of personal organization and planning.
    • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
    • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.

    Educational Background and Work Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a competitive college or university.
  • Compensation
    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.
  • Benefits
    • Professional learning, development and growth
    • Collaborate with Resident Advisor to evaluate and improve mastery of instruction, culture building, and leadership skills
    • Attend weekly teacher in residence professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings, and informal learning and development opportunities, in support of constant growth.
    • Observe high-performing teachers throughout the school
    • Complete Deliberate Practice pre-work to sharpen your pedagogical knowledge prior to practice

    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.

  • Industry
    Education Management
  • Locations
    Hartford, CT • New Haven, CT • Bridgeport, CT
  • About Us

    Our mission is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We know that every child—regardless of race, zip code, or economic status—deserves access to great schools. At Achievement First, our students realize their potential and develop the skills they need to graduate from college, succeed in a competitive world, and serve as the next generation of leaders in our community.