In addition to weekly one-on-one coaching, teachers have regular professional development, where they get hands-on training and strategies to improve their craft. Uncommon leaders have literally written the book on how to grow into a great teacher, from "Teach Like a Champion" to "Driven by Data."
Uncommon’s teachers, leaders, and staff are on the front line of changing history. The mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. For 20 years, the rigorous, joyful, and love-filled education that Uncommon provides has led students to graduate from college at five times the rate of low-income students nationally.
“To all of the future educators out there, just remember that the work we do is so important, and if you make the commitment to serve as a teacher, you’re going to have a direct impact on your students—and their impact on the world will be your legacy.”
Teacher & Instructional Leader
“At Uncommon, students and staff alike have a growth mindset. We believe that there is always more to learn and that we can always get better.”