Middle School ELA Apprentice Teacher, 2018-19

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience




20 Jay St.
Suite 211
New York
United States


About Explore Schools


Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school. 

What We Believe 

• We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults 

• It is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Central Brooklyn community by increasing the high school graduation rate by 10% 

• Equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive – we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving towards excellent academic results 

About the Position 

Explore Schools is seeking passionate and dedicated educators to join our faculty. This role will work as a support teacher in one classroom, while refining skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher. The Apprentice Teacher will receive professional development in many aspects of teaching, including classroom management, planning Common Core aligned lessons and delivering rigorous instruction that puts the cognitive load on students. The most successful teachers in our network love challenges, collaboration, and building meaningful relationships with all students. 

Key Responsibilities 

• Operate professionally, in accordance with our Operating Values and Staff Handbook

• Serve as lead teacher for one period of instruction each day

• Support the mentor teacher throughout all instructional blocks

• Lead small group instruction in math and literacy

• Attend and actively participate in all meetings including PLCs, grade level meetings, and PD sessions

• Collaborate with colleagues across content areas and grade levels

• Participate in creating, revising, administering, and grading assessments

• Keep accurate and organized records of student information

• Conduct parent-teacher conferences as needed, as well as on-going parent communication

• Support planning for and attend Curriculum Nights and Back to School Night

• Ensure the safety of students at all times

• Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities


• Commitment to working in underserved communities

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education preferred

• Ability to influence and motivate others 

• Organized with attention to detail 

• Expertise in change management 

• Excellent project management skills 


  • Competitive and commensurate with experience



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply