Uncommon classrooms are joyful places of learning, which is why Joy Factor is one of the organizational values. This joy also extends beyond the classroom and permeates adult culture at Uncommon. From staff appreciation days to fun culture-building events with teammates, at Uncommon, everyone is family.
Uncommon Schools offers its staff members a robust benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance. Employees who contribute to a 403(b) retirement plan receive a one-to-one match—up to 3%—to help plan for their future. Uncommon also offers relocation reimbursement to help new teachers get settled into their new homes, and provides new parents with generous parental leave Employees are also eligible for an Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, and short-term disability.
“Every day, you have to know that you can get better. Even if it’s in a small area, you can improve, and it’s not for you personally.”
“It’s so significant for our students to have teachers who reflect many diverse experiences. If we want our students to be successful, we need them to see people from different backgrounds and religions and see reflections of themselves.”