TPS Associate Teachers are early career educators seeking to build their skills in rigorous instruction. They focus on a subset of content and skills and work with the support of the Lead Teachers and partnership of other associate teachers to integrate their lessons into larger units. They teach multiple blocks during the day, providing them with the opportunity to quickly implement feedback and improve their practice. TPS believes in developing talent from within --- Associate Teachers receive coaching support and opportunities to practice literacy and math instruction and grow into Lead Teachers. The will be supervised by an Assistant Principal.Specifically, Associate Teachers are responsible for:
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.
TPS values diversity; people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete our application below. You will be asked to your most recent resume and respond to two short-answer questions that are designed to replace a cover letter, so take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you feel that the questions do not accurately capture what you have to offer The Primary School, you are also welcome to include a cover letter.
The Primary School (TPS) is a new non-profit organization dedicated to dramatically improving health and educational outcomes for children. Fueled by the belief that the current model of school is too limited to close the achievement gap for our nation’s most at risk children, TPS is designing a new model of primary education and primary care which braids together education, health, and family support services starting at birth. In doing so, the organization will expand the traditional definition of “school” in order to prepare all children to succeed in college, career, and life. TPS was seeded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.TPS’s innovative new model of support has three defining characteristics:
We opened our first site in East Palo Alto in 2016 and will serve 300 children and their families (age 0 to 5) by spring of 2017.In addition to our core focus on directly serving children and families, TPS is committed to designing a model that is replicable and sustainable on public funding in other communities. We are investing in design, research, evaluation, and dissemination that will allow us to replicate our model and/or transfer our learnings to others.