Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, or 4th Grade - Teaching Fellow

Join a team of teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results.

In this role, you will work as the primary support teacher in one Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or 4th grade classroom, while refining your own skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher. You will serve as the lead teacher for one period of instruction each day and the support teacher for other periods of instruction during the day. Throughout the day, you will also lead small group learning in both literacy and math. While teaching experience is not required, applicants must have teacher certification or a temporary license.  Looking to have a big impact while developing into a Master Teacher yourself? This is the role for you.

Requirements: While teaching experience is not required, teaching experience and possession of teacher certification (or a temporary license), is preferred.

Compensation: Teaching Fellows earn an annual salary of $65,000-75,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance, 403b retirement plan, STD, LTD and Life Insurance. Individuals in the position also receive all school vacations – approximately 10 weeks per year.

Join us for an in-person info session!

If you or a friend is interested in applying for a teaching position at TEP, join us for an in-person information session with TEP's Principal Zeke Vanderhoek. Take a tour of the school and learn more about the teacher application process and what it's like to teach at TEP. 

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To Apply:

The first stage of the process is the application below. In order to be considered, you must submit an application that consists of all four components: 1 - Resume, 2 - Cover letter, 3 - Evidence of student learning, and 4 -Original Curricular tool. The requirements for each of the four components are specified in detail below.

1. RESUME: Please submit an up-to-date resume.

2. COVER LETTER: Please submit a well-written cover letter. 

3. EVIDENCE OF TEACHING POTENTIAL:  Choose from one of the following 2 options:

Option A (preferred):   Submit an unedited video clip (maximum 15 minutes) of you teaching in a classroom setting or a small-group setting. This can be a clip of you as a lead teacher or you as a student teacher. While it is preferred that the students be similar in age to the students at TEP, this is not a strict requirement. The video may contain only one continuous, unedited clip (i.e. do not splice together multiple clips from different points in the lesson). The clip does not need to show an entire lesson; a brief lesson segment is perfectly acceptable. The video must be accompanied by a written narrative that analyzes and reflects upon the teaching and learning that occurs in the lesson and may offer an explanation as to what occurred prior to and subsequent to the clip. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative. The video may be submitted in any format, but a link to a video posted online is preferred.

Option B: Teach one member of the TEP application review team in a one-to-one 15 minute lesson online (using the Zoom online platform). You may teach any topic you want. Your topic and presentation should be pitched to your adult audience (not to a child). Please ensure that your lesson can be completed in 15 minutes as you will be asked to end your lesson at the 15 minute-mark. To select this option, you must first submit a lesson plan of the lesson that you plan to teach. If your lesson plan is of sufficient quality, you will be invited to a 15 minute online Zoom appointment to teach a member of the TEP team.

If you’re interested in gaining experience at TEP in a student facing part-time role, you may be interested in the Senior Bus Specialist position.

This is an opportunity for teaching professionals (or individuals interested in teaching opportunities) to ensure the safety of our students, by applying strong classroom management strategies and collaborating with teachers at TEP.


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