2021 - 2022 Elementary School Teaching Fellow

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2021 - 2022 Elementary School Teaching Fellow

Posted date
January 25, 2021
School level


Employment Type

Position: Teaching Fellow (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
Reports to: School Director

Who We Are

The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio, that starts and manages urban public charter schools that close the opportunity gap. The network includes two high-performing middle schools and two high-performing elementary schools. We are seeking Teaching Fellows to join our network at either United Preparatory Academy-East or United Preparatory Academy-State St.

Vision & Mission

Vision: For every child, an open door.

Mission: Transforming lives and our communities through the power of education.

Core Values

We hold high academic and behavioral expectations to ensure the growth of every student.

We engage and grow competent and experienced school leadership and staff.

We offer a rigorous academic program with intentional student supports and a comprehensive character education program.

We provide clear standards, research-proven curriculum, and frequent assessment.

We are a mission-driven school community.

Our Students and Results

Admission is open to all students; academic proficiency is not considered during the admissions process.

75% of our students are students of color and 90% are economically disadvantaged.

USN schools serve students in grades K-8 and have a robust alumni services program.

USN 8th graders regularly gain acceptance to the top high school programs in the city.

Position Description

The Teaching Fellow position provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals to explore the field of urban education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. Teaching Fellows will have an opportunity to observe and learn from experienced educators, observe best practices in classroom instruction, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for teachers, co-teach with teacher-leaders, and support teachers with tutoring, grading, and individual or small-group instruction. Teaching Fellows will also assist with a variety of work inside and outside of the classroom including organizing student events, developing mentoring relationships, and supporting the school operations team. By the end of the year, Teaching Fellows will be strong candidates for full-time teaching positions within the network.

Joining Our Team

UPrep-East and UPrep-State St. will consider hiring a full-time Teaching Fellow who:

Is dedicated to educational success for all students.

Is committed to using data-driven instructional practices and the techniques outlined in Teach Like a Champion 2.0 to improve student outcomes.

Is relentless in writing and refining curriculum, lessons, and assessments.

Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback from lead teachers and school leaders.

Communicates effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.

Holds a B.A./B.S. degree and has the ability to secure the appropriate teaching license.

Has prior experience working in urban schools and/or communities (preferred).

Terms of Employment

This position will begin on August 2, 2021 though applications will be considered immediately. The starting salary for this position is $28,000, benefits are competitive, and teachers are eligible to participate in Ohio’s State Teacher Retirement System (STRS). UPrep-East and UPrep-State St. are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Apply online at www.applitrack.com/cca/onlineapp.