Summer Academy Teacher

Summer Academy Teachers teach at Democracy Prep Summer Academy with the same level of urgency and dedication seen throughout the normal academic school year. Summer Academy teaching positions are available for teachers of all subjects across the K-12 continuum at our schools in New York, Nevada, Washington DC, and Louisiana. All curricular materials will be provided.  Summer Academy dates differ based on region but generally run for 3 to 4 weeks.

Who you are

  • An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
  • An outstanding classroom teacher who holds scholars to consistently high behavioral and academic expectations.
  • A results-driven educator with experience in, and commitment to, the use of data analysis and assessments to drive instructional decisions and teacher accountability.
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program (required), with 2 years of urban teaching experience and state certification (preferred).
  • A teacher who is curious about teaching at DPPS and being a meaningful role model for our scholars.
  • TFA Corps Members and Alumni are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll do: 

  • Teach core subject blocks to a small group of scholars, demonstrating best practices.
  • Uses consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom.
  • Creates, monitors, and sustains a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Provides structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations.
  • Communicates effectively and maintains strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues.


Members of the Democracy Prep DREAM Team are provided with a competitive stipend for teaching during Summer Academy.


Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Meet Some of Democracy Prep Public Schools's Employees

Amanda T.

Operations Manager

Amanda manages all of the back-of-house operations that are needed to run Harlem Prep Elementary School, one of Democracy Prep’s K-5 schools, every day.

Keenan K.

Behavioral Support Specialist

From handling disciplinary issues with scholars to getting them the correct uniform, Keenan spends his days creating a safe and happy school culture where students can thrive.

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