23-24 RI Teacher In Residence -Priority Application Due by 1/9
Company: Achievement First
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Please read: This is an early application for our 23-24 school
year instructional roles, the application will prompt you to share
if you're interested in our Elementary, STEM, or Humanities TIR
track. Candidates who submit their application here will have first
priority consideration for interviews beginning in January
School Year: 23-24 (July 2023 Start Date)
The Role of Teacher in Residence at Achievement First:
We strongly believe that you learn best by doing, receiving support
and guidance, and trying again. As a Teacher-in-Residence at
Achievement First, you have a unique opportunity to receive high
quality training while gradually taking on more teaching
responsibility. The residency, a partnership between Relay Graduate
School of Education (Relay GSE) and Achievement First, is designed
specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who
are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession.
The residency is for those who want to be at the center of this
work, engaging with hard-working students with unlimited potential,
while taking graduate level courses specifically designed to
sharpen pedagogical knowledge. The teaching residency will lead to
a culminating understanding of what it means - and what it takes -
to be an effective classroom teacher. Here, you will be the driver
of high-quality instruction that enables our scholars to develop a
lifelong love of learning. You will be your students' champion who
believes all students are capable of greatness and achievement far
beyond what society has been conditioned to accept. You will be a
demander of excellence for yourself, and your students, an educator
who helps create a vibrant school community where students have the
type of powerful school experience that fosters their best and most
thoughtful work. Upon successful completion of your first year, you
will be able to demonstrate pedagogical mastery and have a clear
pathway into a lead teaching position.
At Achievement First, you will grow as a passionate and constant
learner who thrives on feedback, enjoys regular one-on-one coaching
and nurtures a voracious appetite for professional development. You
will cultivate classroom cultures built on strong structures,
communication and lasting relationships. Every day, you will
contribute to the education of children who will go on to become
first-generation college students and return to our communities as
the next generation of game-changers.
As a Teacher in Residence at Achievement First, your typical week
would include the following, and so much more:
Observe and co-teach in a Resident Advisor's classroom- an
experienced teacher who serves as your mentor and coach
Teach small groups and individual students
Teach certain elective and enrichment courses
Complete Relay GSE coursework to be on a pathway towards
Support outstanding academic achievement and students' personal
Create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning
environment that excites and invests students as they reach their
Build classroom community and relationships with families,
participating in a powerful team that ensures all students make
outstanding academic progress.
Support individual students through one-on-one tutoring or small
Support lead teachers in one or more subjects with grading,
preparation of class materials and classroom management- taking on
more teaching responsibility throughout the year as
Assist the lead homeroom teacher in running a structured homeroom
in the morning and serve as an advisor to 5-10 students.
Provide coverage (as needed) when teachers are out of the
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.
Residents will earn:
In Connecticut, residents receive a Connecticut Initial Educator's
Certificate upon completion of the Alternative Route to
Certification with Relay GSE (1 year of coursework). Residents also
have the option of completing a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
in Year 2.
Skills and Characteristics:
A commitment to Achievement First's mission, deep love of content,
and an unwavering belief that all students can and will
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
Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.
Educational Background and Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0. Degree must be
conferred by your start date. If your GPA is between 2.75 and 3.0,
you may submit additional recommendations to be considered.
Compensation & Benefits
Employees at Achievement First are provided with a competitive
salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on
an individual's skills, education, and years of experience relevant
to the role. The salary for Teachers In Residence in CT/RI is
As a regular full time employee of Achievement First, you will be
eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement benefit package with
match and paid Family Leave.
Achievement First is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for full-time,
school-based new hires for the 2022-23 school year in all three of
our regions (CT, NY, RI). Experienced Rhode Island educators in
hard-to-fill seats may be eligible for an additional bonus of
$2,500. Please note: This bonus does not apply to Principal
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. You can learn more about diversity at
Achievement First here:
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