Springfield Prep Charter School is seeking Associate Teachers for the 2020-2021 School Year. While our students and staff are safe at home, we are still holding virtual interviews to continue building an incredible team for our deserving scholars.We are seeking aspiring teachers from all backgrounds, majors, and experience levels. New to education or just want to improve your skills before leading a classroom? Our Associate Teacher program will provide you with incredible learning opportunities, continuous support, and helpful feedback so you can grow as an educator.Read more about our school and the Associate Teacher program below, or visit us at https://springfieldprep.org/careers________________________________________________________________________________________________Who are we?Springfield Prep Charter School is a K-5 (and growing to K-8) public charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts that puts all students on the path to college. Teachers, staff, and our wonderful family community work collaboratively to help our students achieve excellent academic results — our student performance and growth are among the highest in the state and we were one of a select group of schools recognized as a 2019 Massachusetts School of Recognition. We are driven by the belief that all children deserve a world-class education and that they can and will achieve when provided with high expectations, rigorous curriculum, and a joyful school culture.What makes being an Associate Teacher at Springfield Prep different?A clear path to classroom teaching with a progression towards greater responsibilities over the year: As an Associate Teacher, you will take on greater responsibilities as you develop your classroom management, lesson execution and planning, and data analysis skills to prepare you for the challenges of classroom teaching.Many supportive colleagues to learn from: You will have the chance to work with and learn from a number of experienced, talented educators across grade levels and content areas.1-on-1 coaching: With weekly 1-on-1 coaching sessions, you will have opportunities to grow within the school community and have the support to achieve your goals. Dedicated professional development time: The school day ends for students at 12:30 pm every Friday for professional development and team meeting time. As an Associate Teacher, you will participate fully in professional development sessions that will help you improve your practice.Support systems & teams so you can focus on teaching: You’ll have highly capable operations, student support, and school culture teams so you can focus on growing as an educator. Plus, you’ll have a stocked supply room along with a competitive salary and full benefits.What will you do as an Associate Teacher?Teach small group academic support lessons to students who would benefit from targeted remediation or extra challenge.Substitute teach when teachers are absent/have meetings to ensure that rigorous, consistent instruction is continued even when teachers are out.Collaborate with classroom teachers to provide data-driven, differentiated instruction. Build relationships with students while supervising recess and lunch.Engage in weekly professional development and coaching sessions that prepare you for success as a classroom teacher in the following year.Is this you?You’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree.You majored in education and you are looking for additional support and experience before taking on the responsibilities of a classroom teaching role or you didn’t major in education but you have a passion for teaching and working with kids.You have a strong conviction that all students, regardless of their background, can achieve at the highest levels. You thrive on feedback and are looking for a positive staff culture where all adults are working together towards a common goal.Our community and student body are diverse and we believe that we can best achieve our mission when our leadership, teachers, and staff reflect the identities of our students. We are therefore committed to being a diverse organization at all levels and strive to have a diverse applicant pool. With this in mind, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Schedule At Springfield Prep, students have an extended day (7:55 am to 4:00 pm). Beginning in October, teacher hours are either 7:20 am to 3:45 pm or 7:55 am to 4:20 pm (determined based on school needs and teacher preferences, whenever possible) with built-in planning, meeting and collaboration time. Summer Training begins the first week of August for new staff.Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerAs an equal opportunity employer, Springfield Preparatory Charter School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, disability, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law.